Why hire an Independent Educational Consultant?


  • On average, public high school students receive 38 minutes of college counseling over the course of four years.
  • In public schools, there is a ratio of 476 students per 1 counselor!
  • One-third of all college students at 4-year universities drop out or transfer?


  • Students working with an IEC get more personalized attention, and can meet with their IEC on weekends and evenings.
  • Students working with an IEC are FOUR TIMES more likely to attend a private, non-profit college and THREE TIMES more likely to attend college out-of-state.
  • The average student switches majors 4 times and takes 6 years to graduate. With an IEC, ensuring a good match means graduating in 4 years…which ultimately saves you money!
  • Students and their families working with an IEC are less stressed about the college admissions process.
  • IECs that are members of professional associations are required to visit 25 colleges annually, and attend conferences and workshops to maintain their professional affiliation. '
  • IEC’s are bound by strict ethical standards within their governing body.

12 Questions you Should Ask before Hiring an IEC


Mrs. G. helped me so much throughout my college process. I have to say she was truly there for me every step of the way from editing my essays, to helping me find what I wanted in a college. She is so nice and will work so hard to find the best school for you.

ANNIE (Parent):

Carolyn spent countless hours talking with our son to explore his interests, understand his personality, his strengths, weaknesses and most importantly his goals. Gathering this crucial information helped Carolyn develop a list (with our son) of colleges and universities to apply to. Based on the admission decisions & merit scholarships he has received, Carolyn was precise with her recommendations.

Carolyn Geldermann

550 Hathaway Circle,
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 847-736-1452

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