Jennifer Severini-Kresock

Owner/Independent Educational Consultant/ Career and College Counselor

NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates (self)

I have over twenty five years of experience in career and college counseling. I own my own private career and college counseling business.

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After serving as a high school counselor for over 20 years, I formed NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates in 2012, where I serve as business owner and as an independent educational consultant/private career and college counselor. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Secondary School Counselor Education from Marywood University in Scranton, PA.  I have earned extensive post-graduate continuing education hours also.

I have also taught on the college level and I am a member of HECA, IECA, NACAC, PACAC, and PASFAA.  I strive to help my students achieve their dreams.  I am an extremely dedicated professional who works tirelessly for the good of my students. I have been recogized by local professional organizations for excellence in career and college planning.


Private Career and College Counselor/Business Owner

NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates
July 2012 - present



PA Certified School Counselor

PA Department of Education


Volunteer Mentor for the Women

Dress for Success Lackawanna (Poverty Alleviation)
September 2012 - June 2016

5/21/2017 4:44:18 PM,
Jennifer Severini-Kresock replied:
Thank you for your question.  Colleges across the United States accept either the SAT or the ACT equally.  There is not a preference from colleges.  I would suggest that a student review the differences between both tests, make a choice to take either one or the other.  I strongly advise students to do daily preparation before taking either the SAT or the ACT.  There are many ways to prepare for the tests--prep courses, private tutoring, free apps, online practice, etc. After the student receives his/her scores,he or she should see if the score is high enough for admission to the college(s) he or she is considering), I would then recommend that he/she repeat that test a second time with more daily preparation to earn a higher score/possiby merit scholarships....  On the other hand, if the student does not score well on the test he or she chose to take first, he or she should try the other test with daily preparation,also.  If a student does not score well on either test, the student may wish to consider colleges that are test optional.  
5/17/2017 10:59:10 AM,
Jennifer Severini-Kresock replied:
Thank you for your question.  I help my students determine their career and college dreams by discussing and listening to their goals for the future.  I also use career and college planning assessments to reinforce career areas of interest or colleges of best fit.  I encourage students to ask a lot of questions while visiting colleges and I set them up with people in their possible career to discuss the pros and cons of each field.