Jean Louis

President/Founder

Louis Educational Consulting

Our consulting firm helps find the 'right fit' school for the college-bound student. We guide the whole family through this process.

Tags: College selection, Application guidance, Essay review, Financial Aid advising...

Suzann Cowing

College Consultant

Advanced College Counseling

Recovering attorney, UC Berkeley scholarship reader, expert college matchmaker, essay specialist, and college application strategy savant.

Tags: UC System, High Achieving Students, Academically Challenged Students, ADD...

Eva Garza-Nyer, Ph.D., CEP

Educational Consultant

Texas College Advisor

Dr. Garza-Nyer works individually with families as they navigate the college search, selection & application process.

Tags: College selection, Application guidance, Essay review, Financial Aid advising

Carolee Gravina

Independent College Advisor, Founder

College Bound Guidance

De-stressing the college search and application adventure since 2008, I provide professional, friendly support for you and your student.

Tags: College Admissions Counseling, Independent College Advisor, College Coach...

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College Rankings: Get A Second Opinion

When many students and families approach their college search, they default to commercial rankings as reliable indicators of quality and match. There are better ways, so get a second opinion.

Texas’ Top 10% College Admissions Rule Doesn’t Do Much, Study Shows

When Texas rolled out its Top 10% Rule in 1997, supporters said it would promote diversity on the state's college campuses and expand access to students at high schools that don't typically send students to the state's top institutions. Two decades later, it appears the program has done none of...

SIU launches office to help first-generation college students

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McNair Scholars undergraduate research program supports minorities, first-generation students

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Workshop shows ASU staff how to nurture first-generation college students

Everyone who works at ASU is critical to the success of students — especially students who are the first in their family to go to college. On Tuesday, hundreds of staff and faculty attended the first-ever ASU First-Gen Zone workshop on how to support this growing group of students.

What would happen if college admission was based solely on SAT scores?

It's not what you would expect, as a recent report by the Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) found.

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College officials and consultants say information already available and used, but some may see new metric as handy tool for assessing student adversity.

Dream School vs. Best Fit

Somehow this notion of attending your dream school became synonymous with the perfect place to receive a degree. This idea of getting into a college or university of notoriety would, by default, propel students into stardom, ultimate success, or even riches. How utterly absurd.

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