Melissa Kupferschmid

President & Founder

Achieva Educational Consulting

Achieva provides individual counseling and group workshops geared towards aiding students achieve their college admissions goals.

Call Rates

Duration Price
6 minutes (SixFree Call) $0 (No charge)
15 minutes $35.00
30 minutes $75.00
60 minutes $150.00

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Biography

About Achieva
Achieva Educational Consulting was founded to support students and their families through the college admissions process by incorporating Melissa's personal passion for and enthusiasm towards assisting students to discover their “right fit” college with her extensive 20 years of professional experience in creating, managing and marketing programs and projects for the betterment of school aged children, teens and adults with disabilities.  

To address the varying needs of our students and their families, Achieva offers individual educational consulting and group workshops all geared towards aiding our students in achieving their college admissions goals.  We provide a specialized approach that offers our students focus, organization and management of the college admissions process while matching their college needs and desires to determine their “right fit” college match. 

About Melissa Kupferschmid
Melissa founded Achieva Educational Consulting to support students and their families through the college admissions process by incorporating her personal passion for and enthusiasm towards assisting students to discover their “right fit” college with her extensive 20 years of professional experience in counseling and in creating, managing and marketing programs and projects for the betterment of school aged children and teens and adults with disabilities. Melissa earned her Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California, Los Angeles, her Masters of the Arts in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University and her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and continues to advance her skills, knowledge and experience through graduate coursework, conferences, seminars and trainings and professional memberships in the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, in the Higher Education Consultants Association and in the Potomac and Chesapeake Association of College Admissions Counselors.

 

Education

Master of the Arts in Education and Human Development

Master's Degree
1992 - 1994

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Bachelor's Degree
1986 - 1990

Other

Certifications

Certificate of College Counseling with Distinction

University of California, Los Angeles
8/11/2017 6:08:16 PM,
Melissa Kupferschmid replied:

Hi Christie,

I advise my students to consider the following factors when determining if a college is a "right fit" for a student.  

The factors are type of college--private, public, religious, technical, liberal arts, historically black, college or university; the size of college--undergraduate enrollment, total student enrollment and size of the freshmen class; the male/female ratio; available majors and minors; the physical size of the campus; the location of campus and the distance from your home; the type of setting (city, urban, suburban, rural); where the college is located geographically; available transportation (to and from the college); what's available to students beyond the college campus; the average class size and faculty to student ratio; the total cost– includes tuition, room, board, books, fees, application fees, deposits, travel expenses, health insurance, and spending money; available financial and merit aid and other scholarships; available extracurricular activities-- clubs/organizations (how many, which ones); available athletics (varsity, club, intramurals); other opportunities (i.e, volunteer, mentoring, religious); available campus facilities (recreational, athletic and academic); housing options; available career services and available support services for students with disabilities.

Best regards,

Melissa Kupferschmid