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Why Sophomore Year Is Not Too Early To Work With A Consultant

Although students file their college applications in the fall of their senior year, there are many reasons to start working with a consultant as early as ninth or tenth grade. Here are a few scenarios:

High-Achieving Students. It is not uncommon for us to meet students late in junior year who have top grades in the most rigorous programs offered by their high schools and top test scores. It can be shocking for their parents to hear that children with this profile will not necessarily…

Staff News & College News


In December, Rebecca Kenney completed the Independent Educational Consultant Certificate Program at the University of California-Irvine, representing 150 hours of evaluated learning.  She was recently approved as a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association and is also an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.


Cathy Costa was just named a new associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants…

Welcome Our New College Consultant Cathy Costa

Cathy Costa joined Educational Advocates this month as a college consultant who will advise high school and transfer students as well as graduate students pursuing MBA and finance graduate programs. Cathy shares the belief that with proactive planning, the college search and application process can be enlightening and even enjoyable for students and families. Her goal is to help each student explore options and find their personal best fit—academically, socially, and

Caitlin McGill Earns Writing Accolades


Many of our high school senior clients know Caitlin McGill, who joined Educational Advocates as a part-time writing specialist in 2013, because she has reviewed and commented on their near-final Common Application essays. What students may not know is that, beyond editing, Caitlin is an accomplished writer. She recently returned from Bread Loaf at Middlebury College, the oldest and one of the most prestigious writers’ conferences in America. We caught up with Caitlin recently…

Caitlin – Writing Specialist

Caitlin McGill, Writing Specialist

Caitlin McGill joined Educational Advocates in September 2013. A Florida native, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A in English, a specialization in creative writing, and a dance minor. She is currently pursuing her master of fine arts degree in creative writing at Emerson College, where she assists in undergraduate literature and writing courses.
Also at Emerson College, Caitlin is a writing instructor for…

Educational Advocates College Consulting

College Advising: Why It Matters

When thinking about what to look for in a college experience, the location, the social atmosphere and the reputation of the faculty may immediately come to mind. However, one very important aspect of the college experience is often overlooked during the evaluation process—the college advising system. The role of the college advisor is to help students identify emerging interests and then take advantage of resources on campus to meet their goals. Here are three components…

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