Navigating College Admissions in a low-stress, high-accountability, and results-driven advising relationship

2023 College Acceptances

 * Appalachian State University * Arizona State University * Austin College * Biola University * Boise State University * California Baptist University * California State University, Fullerton * California State University, Long Beach * California State University, San Marcos * Cal Poly Humboldt * Cal Poly Pomona * Chapman University * Chico State University * College of Idaho *  Colorado State University * Eastern Carolina State * Eastern Washington University * Elon University * Fresno State University * Grand Canyon University * Grand Valley State University * Indiana University, Bloomington * Lipscomb University (Honors College)  * Loyola Marymount University * Miami University of Ohio * Michigan State University * Muhlenburg College * Portland State University * San Diego State University * San Francisco State University * San Jose State University * Sonoma State University * Southwestern University * Texas State University * Texas Tech University * Trinity University * University of Arizona (Honors College) * University of California, Davis * UCLA * University of California, Santa Barbara *  University of Colorado, Boulder * University of Colorado, Denver * University of Hawaii, Manoa * University of Nevada, Reno * University of Northern Colorado * University of North Carolina, Charlotte * University of Oregon (Clark Honors College) * University of San Francisco *

What Are Colleges Looking for in Applicants?

  • Challenging coursework including Honors, AP, IB and Dual Enrollment Classes
  • High GPA (a “B” in a more difficult course is preferable to an “A” in an easier class)
  • An upward trend in grades and difficulty of coursework
  • Strong test scores, if required
  • Significant and meaningful involvement in activities outside of academic pursuits
  • Essays that highlight a student’s values and reveal who they are and what is important to them
  •  Leadership experiences
  • Impact on a student’s community
  • Recommendations from teachers who know the student well and can speak to their strengths
  • Authenticity…an application package that reveals a students true self, what they’ve accomplished, what they hope to achieve, and who they hope to become
  • Characteristics or experiences that make a student unique
  • Curiosity about academic subjects, social issues, and the world around them
  • A true interest in the school they are applying to

why Hire a College Admissions advisor??

  1. More students than ever are working with College Admissions Advisor, according to a recent survey by Lipman Hearne and the National Research Center for College and University Admissions.
  2. Students who work with an IECA member are 3 times more likely to go to college out of state.
  3. Students who work with an IECA member are 4 times more likely to attend a private school.
  4.  Evidence also suggests that students who work with an IECA member are more likely to remain in college through graduation.
  5. College admissions is a rapidly changing and dynamic industry. It is influenced by the economy, U.S. and world population demographics, the specific priorities of each institution and many other factors. It is a full time job to keep up with the latest trends in admissions.
  6. Having an expert on your team will help to sift through an incredible amount of data, rumors, and opinions to find schools that align with a student’s individual educational and career goals and improve their chances of gaining admission.
  7. Working with an advisor reduces stress and preserves the parent/child relationship in the month’s leading up to a teen leaving home and beginning the next chapter of their life.