Whitney Bruce

Independent Educational Consultant

Whitney Bruce College Consulting

Whitney brings 20+ years experience as a selective college admissions officer, high school counselor, and IEC to guiding families.

InCall® Rates

Duration Price
6 minutes (SixFree Call) $0 (No charge)
15 minutes $45.00
30 minutes $90.00
60 minutes $180.00


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Beginning with her experience as a college senior interviewing prospective first year students, Whitney has spent more than two decades working with students as they make the transition from high school to college. She has worked as a college admissions officer, a high school counselor, and an independent counselor. She visits several dozen colleges each year and is always amazed by the diversity of higher education opportunities available in the United States and abroad. Whitney currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Higher Education Consultants Association. After two decades in higher education, and enjoys sharing her expertise with students and parents as families navigate the high school to college transition. She maintains a small independent practice that emphasizes communication and personal attention.

Her practice includes discussion and assistance with the following aspects of the college application process:
High School Academic Planning
Development of college list
Mock interviews
Extracurricular activities
Teacher recommendations
Essay brainstorming and editing
Testing strategy and calendar
Application calendar (Early Decision, early action, and related plans)
Basic financial aid and scholarships

Whitney works primarily with students from the greater Portland, Maine and Ann Arbor, Michigan areas. However, she has consulted with families from across the United States and abroad.


Post Secondary Counselor

Maine Coast Waldorf School
January 2016 - present

Application Reviewer

University of Michigan
September 2004 - January 2009

College Admissions Consultant and Editor

February 2010 - January 2014

College Counselor

Saint Louis Priory School
September 2001 - June 2004

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Washington University in St. Louis
March 1996 - May 2001

Independent Educational Consultant

August 2006 - present


Phillips Exeter Academy

High School
1987 - 1991

Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor's Degree
1991 - 1995

Middlebury College Russian School




President, Director

Falmouth Education Foundation (Education)
June 2014 - present

Maine Chairperson

Share Our Strength- Taste of the Nation (Children)
September 2011 - October 2013

Board of Directors, Communications Chairperson

Higher Education Consultants Association (Education)
June 2015 - present

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