Low-stress, organized and manageable

With College Matters, you can rest easy knowing that we place just as much emphasis on exploring the unique attributes of each student and family as we do on researching strengths, specialties, and personalities of hundreds of colleges and universities all across the country.

You will be guided through the whole admission process, from identifying educational institutions that best meet students’ needs and goals to navigating the intricacies of the application and financial aid processes.

With honest, informed and objective guidance, we match students to their “best fit” colleges or universities. Then we coach students through the details, making sure they stay motivated and hit their deadlines.

The result? A low-stress, organized and manageable search that ends with a great college or graduate school experience. 

We are available where and when you are! 

We have students in nineteen states and ten foreign countries. We are happy to meet online by Zoom or Skype—and can adjust our schedule for your time zone.

From preparing for high school to planning your Ph.D., College Matters has options to support you each step of the way. 

What sets us apart?

  • Highest accreditation in the field
  • Over thirty years of combined experience
  • Diverse backgrounds as educators, counselors, coaches, parents, business people and consultants
  • A holistic, one-on-one approach to the application process
  • Workshops for students and parents

One of the benefits we offer is our ability to provide you with “on the ground” previews of colleges and universities before you invest in a campus visit.

We visit schools across the country, meeting with admissions professionals, talking with students, sitting in on classes, and just observing and soaking in the atmosphere. The “insiders’ knowledge” we gain from these visits enables us to help you prune your list of visits down to a strategically chosen and affordable size.

In today’s admissions climate, this is more important than ever because increasing numbers of institutions consider students’ demonstrated interest—i.e., whether or not they visit campus—to be a significant factor in the admission decision.

We’ve visited hundreds of campuses and continue visiting—or revisiting—at least fifty more each year.


Among our professional affiliations 



“IECA is the Harvard of the counseling profession.”

— Dr. William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions, Harvard University


Congratulations to the class of 2019!

Adelphi University

University of Alabama

American University

Amherst College

University of Arizona

Auburn University

Babson College

Bates College

Bentley University

Boston College

Boston University

Bryant University

Bucknell University

University of California - Berkeley

California Polytechnic State University

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Centre College

Champlain College

Clarkson University

College of Charleston

University of Chicago

Colby College

Colgate University

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia University

Clark University

Clemson University

Concordia University

University of Connecticut

Connecticut College

Curry College

Dartmouth College

Dean College

University of Delaware

Denison University

University of Denver 

DePaul University

DePauw University

University of Detroit Mercy

Dickinson College

Drew University

Drexel University

Duke University 

Eastman School of Music

Eastern Connecticut State University

Eckerd College

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

Emerson College

Emory University

University of Florida

Florida International University

Fordham University

Franklin and Marshall College

Furman University

University of Georgia

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gettysburg College

Georgetown University

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hofstra University

College of the Holy Cross

Howard University

University of Illinois - Urbana

Indiana University - Bloomington

Ithaca College

Johns Hopkins University

University of Kentucky

Kenyon College

Lafayette College

Lawrence University

Lehigh University

Lewis and Clark College

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University — Chicago

Loyola University — Maryland

University of Maine

Marist College

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

McGill University

Merrimack College

University of Miami

University of Michigan

Middlebury College

Montana State University

Muhlenberg College

Naropa University

New England College

University of New Hampshire

New York University

University of North Carolina - Greensboro

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University 

Northwestern University

Nottingham Trent University

Occidental College

Oglethorpe University

Ohio State University

Ohio University

Olin College of Engineering

University of the Pacific

University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University 

University of Pittsburgh

Pitzer College

Providence College

Purdue University 

Quinnipiac University

University of Redlands

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

University of Rhode Island

University of Richmond

Rochester Institute of Technology

Roger Williams University 

Rollins Colege

St. Andrew’s University - Scotland

St. Joseph’s University

The University of St. Joseph

St. Leo University

Saint Louis University

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

Sarah Lawrence College

Savannah College of Art and Design

Saint Lawrence University

Skidmore College

University of South Carolina

University of Southern California

Southern Connecticut State University

Springfield College

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stony Brook University

Syracuse University

University of Tampa

Temple University

Trinity College

Trinity College - Dublin

Tufts University

Tulane University

Union College

Ursinus College

Vassar College

University of Vermont

Villanova University

University of Virginia

Wake Forest University

Washington University in St. Louis

University of Washington

Wellesley College

West Virginia University

Western New England University

Wheaton College (MA)

The College of William and Mary

Xavier University

Yale University