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About the Counselor

Sarah W. Brown, M.Ed, NCC


B.A. in Psychology, Swarthmore College
M.Ed. in School Counseling, UNC - Chapel Hill
Graduate certificate in College Counseling, UCLA


National Certified Counselor 
Former Licensed School Counselor


Independent Educational Consultants Association
National Association for College Admissions Counseling
otomac & Chesapeake Assn for College Admissions Cnslng

I am passionate about sharing knowledge that can help others. I have learned this information through my mistakes as a college applicant, extensive education, and experiences guiding students nationwide.


As a parent of two college students, I know the college admissions journey can be stressful. Having someone else walk your child through the necessary steps can take a load off your plate and preserve your relationship with your child during critical years. 


I wish someone had walked these steps with me when I applied to college. I wasted time applying to the wrong colleges, and my mistakes led to mostly rejection letters. At the last minute, a college counselor advised me to apply to the only college that accepted me with the financial aid I required.


I am incredibly grateful for this counselor's help. She made me realize how a person who is both caring and knowledgeable can change the course of someone's life. I strive to be that person for others.

My experience has led me to focus on helping students find colleges that are an excellent academic, social, and financial fit for them. I believe this is the most critical part of the application process. I help students present themselves in their best light on their applications so they will have a favorable chance of getting accepted by those colleges.


I work with a variety of students and specialize in homeschooled, twice-exceptional, military-dependent, military academy, and ROTC scholarship applicants.

I am a lifelong learner and devote much of my time to researching colleges, keeping up with the constantly changing college admissions landscape, improving my essay coaching skills, and networking with college admissions professionals. I take training, professionalism, and ethics very seriously.

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Schedule a free consultation here

to meet me and find out whether I might be the right person to guide your family through the college admissions journey.

Colleges Visted Since 2019:

Allegheny College

American University

Amherst College


California Lutheran University

Cal Maritime Academy

Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo

Cal State - San Marcos

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western University

Chapman University

Christopher Newport University

Claremont McKenna College

Colorado College

Davidson College

Denison University

Dickinson College

George Mason University

George Washington Univ

Gettysburg College

Harvey Mudd College

James Madison University

Johns Hopkins University

Juniata College

Landmark University

Loyola Marymount University

Occidental College

Pepperdine University

Pitzer College

Point Loma Nazarene University

Pomona College

Saint Mary's College of California

St. John's College (MD)

San Diego State

San José State

Scripps College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

The Citadel

Trinity College

Union College

U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Naval Academy

UC Berkely

UC Davis

UC Irvine


UC Merced

UC Riverside

UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

University of the Pacific

University of Pittsburgh

University of Redlands

University of Richmond

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of Santa Clara

University of Southern California

University of Virginia

Ursinus College

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest University

Washington & Lee University

Wesleyan University

Westmont College

Widener University

William & Mary

Williams College

Yale University

Professional Conferences Attended Since 2019:

IECA Conference: Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022 (presenter), 2024 (presenter)

NACAC Annual Conference: 2023

WACAC Annual Conference: 2022

University of California Counselor Conference: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

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