Açalya Itır AYDIN

Founder, Independent Education Consultant

Hi College-Bound Students,

Your college experience will be filled with new beginnings and academic opportunities. For the first time, you will be living away from home, selecting courses from hundreds of choices and meeting new friends from around the world. Your freshman year is a stepping stone to begin this journey. However, the process can be overwhelming. With over 3000 colleges to choose from, lengthy applications and daunting essays to write, many students need guidance.

As founder of Itır Aydin Higher Education Consultancy, I can guide you through the process to ensure that it is an enjoyable and organized one. I have been committed to facilitating a personalized match between a student and his future college. A combination of specific training and experience in the field allows me to recommend schools best suited to the strengths and interests of the student. I look beyond name-brand colleges and offer students a broad list of options to explore, ensuring that a lesser-known school is not ignored.

Since I have personally visited hundreds of colleges across the US, UK, Canada, Netherlands, and Spain, I can hand select the most appropriate options for students to pursue. This personalized approach is one that is superior to reviewing websites and catalogs alone. Besides, being experienced with the current admission trends and new application policies, students have the insight on steps to follow, they feel confident and relaxed; eventually, they concentrate much easier to make the first important decision about their future.

I’m currently an active member of organizations that hold members accountable to higher standards and ethical practices which requires that all members have at least three years of related admission or guidance experience, visit at least 40 college campuses, work with at least 30 clients, obtain a Master’s degree or special training in related field, and sign a yearly ethics contract.
Active memberships and affiliations in the US and Europe are:
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)
International Association of College Admission Consultants (IACAC)
The Official Boarding Schools Association (TABS)

My favorite sports are skiing, swimming, and sailing. I am a person who likes to explore different cultures and places, which I find very interesting. I read a lot, but anything about children psychology is my first choice.

As a consultant, I place a strong emphasis on getting to know the student to ensure his success and happiness at a given college. From the first meeting to the time of decision letters, I can expertly guide you through the application process to help obtain individual goals.

Best Luck!

Açalya Itır Aydın

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