From: Kelly Queijo, founder
In November of 2009, I launched SmartCollegeVisit.com as a way to help families plan travel to visit colleges. As a parent of college-bound teens, I found it frustrating to search page after page and navigate through the odd assortment of “tools” colleges made available on their web sites. I wanted consistent information that included directions to campus, a list of hotels and restaurants near campus, and the ability to plan, search and book my travel. I created Smart College Visit as the solution to this problem.
Over the years, we expanded the content on the site and our audience and business relationships grew. We became a trusted resource for information that went beyond campus visit travel planning to include advice and tips for the college-bound student, parents, and counselors.
Parents began calling or emailing us asking for advice on how to help their child with visit, college selection or the application process. At this point we realized there was a need we were well-prepared to meet.
In the summer of 2015, I attended the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Summer Training Institute for Independent Educational Consulting to learn how to structure this side of the business. A few months later, Smart College Consulting was born.
Jill Wells joined our team and we are working together to grow Smart College Consulting. Jill’s career encompasses 20 years in college admissions helping students choose the right courses in high school, create their academic portfolios, and understand how colleges see them and how they can understand what each college has to offer.
SmartCollegeVisit.com was designed to be a DIY (do-it-yourself) resource, while Smart College Consulting offers a more in-depth, personalized, hands-on approach to helping students prepare for college and find the right college fit.
If you’re a student or parent interested in finding out how we can help you on your journey to college, click the box below to get in touch. Location is not a barrier to working with us. Let’s get started.
Smart College Consulting is a division of Smart College Visit, Inc.