WHat is an Independent Educational Consultant?
- An IECA educational consultant can guide students through the entire college selection and application process.
- An educational consultant spends hours getting to the heart of the student's personality, interests. qualifications. aspirations, unique skills and needs to develop a personal educational plan.
- IECA members help students understand what to look for in a school. and conduct extensive searches for appropriate colleges for each student.
- Our process is designed to streamline the college application and financial aid process and take the stress out of the process for both parents and students.
An IECA member educational consultant is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school, college, or other program that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student's academic and social growth. Independent Educational Consultants (IECs) can provide a student and family with individual attention, firsthand knowledge of hundreds of educational opportunities, and the time to explore all of the options.
With their extensive knowledge of schools and colleges, IECA member consultants can broaden the potential choices, and provide vital help in weighing factors such as cost, location and curriculum. With an IEC, your student has the opportunity to explore a wider variety of options and discuss possibilities in a meaningful way. Because they are not tied to any specific school or college, IECA member consultants are not burdened with unrelated duties, and are available at the family’s convenience—not just during school hours during the school year.
All IECA members subscribe to a strict set of ethical guidelines that govern the actions of IECs in their relationships with students and families, schools and colleges, and with colleagues. These guidelines are called IECA's Principles of Good Practice.
What to Expect When you Work with an IECA Member Consultant
Independent educational consultants begin with an evaluation, to help your student identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as educational objectives, choices, and plans.
IECs give students and families unbiased advice and recommendations based on their professional judgement of a student’s needs and abilities. IECA member consultants are compensated directly by their clients, and do not receive any compensation from educational institutions.