What is an Independent Educational Consultant?
Why would a family work with an IEC?
With over 4,000 different colleges and universities in the United States, finding the school that is the “best fit” for you and your children can be difficult and time-consuming, even for the most motivated students. With their comprehensive knowledge of colleges and universities, and their commitment to providing individual attention, Independent Educational Consultants can help you and your family navigate the ever-changing world of college admissions.
When is a good time to start working with an IEC?
The best time to start working with an IEC is when the student is ready. Some students may be ready as early as freshman year and others not until their senior year. The vast majority of students start working with an IEC during their junior year.
Can you guarantee admission?
We do not guarantee admittance to a particular college or accept compensation from colleges or third parties. We do not write student essays, complete application forms or write the school counselor letter. But we do provide students with the expertise needed to navigate the college search and application process successfully.
Where do you meet with students?
We meet with students at a mutually agreed upon location convenient to both students and IEC and/or virtually via Zoom or Skype.
How many meetings do you have with students?
The number of meetings depends on the specific package contracted and will typically consist of a combination of in person and virtual meetings.
Are parents required to attend all meetings with the student and counselor?
While parents are encouraged to be involved, we do not require attendance at all meetings.
Should I work with an IEC if my child is not in the top 10% of his/her class or looking at highly selective schools?
We believe all college bound students should be encouraged to engage in thoughtful college research. Every student needs to find the “right fit” academically, socially and financially to encourage growth and future success. We welcome all students interested in pursuing higher education.
How do we get started?
The first consultation is always free. Please contact us directly at email@example.com or through the "Get Started" button at the top of our website. We look forward to meeting you.