A trusted partner in the college search

A trusted partner in the college search

Our Mission:

To help you find your way to a college where you will be happy – so happy that you will want to stay there for four years, and where you will be challenged academically, but not overwhelmed.

How We Do It:

We listen carefully to learn about who you are and to understand your dreams for your future. We are counselors by training and we take this very personally and seriously. We promise to bring a sense of calm to your search. We know how important this journey is to your future and we know that it has to be all about YOU. We take a personalized one-on-one approach to make sure that you feel supported and guided all the way.

Meet Nancy Federspiel, MS, Educational Consultant

Nancy enjoys helping people make big decisions and has been doing so since 1995 – first as a career counselor and then as an independent college counselor (since 2006). Nancy was an alumni interviewer for her alma mater, Brown University, for 20 years. She holds a master’s degree in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University.

In addition to working with hundreds of students over the years, Nancy has extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of education from her experience as a three-term elected member of her regional school board of which she served as chair for five years. Nancy also can relate to the college search journey from the parent perspective as a parent of three who have already been through it.

Nancy is an active Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) where she is held to ethical standards that are truly important. She has held various leadership roles at IECA. Nancy is committed to professional development and regularly attends conferences and professional retreats. She continues to visit (and re-visit) colleges throughout the country on a regular basis to stay on top of what is new on a variety of college campuses. She has personally visited nearly 400 colleges.

Meet Tracy Rhodes, Application Specialist

Tracy graduated from Bryant College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She completed the NCR Corporation Opportunity Sales Training program and worked for NCR Corporation as an Account Manager.

In 2010, Tracy began working at College Consulting Services where she has specialized in the college application process.  Tracy reviews applications and ensures that CCS clients are putting their best foot forward in their applications for college admission.  She keeps track of the ever-changing admissions policies of the colleges on the apply-to lists of CCS clients.  In addition, Tracy takes care of the office management efforts for CCS.

Be informed, not overwhelmed.

College Consulting Services

Phone: 978-634-1690
Nancy Federspiel, MS
Educational Consultant
nancy@ccs4college.com
tracy@ccs4college.com