Hi! I'm Bethany.

I help students get admitted into college and find the money to pay for it.

I graduated in 2005 from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. After college, I worked as a New York City public high school history teacher. Also, I completed a Masters in Education at Pace University. In 2008, I left teaching to work at a nonprofit helping low-income youth get into college.

In 2012, I sought a new avenue to pursue my passion for college admissions further. So I foundedĀ Stand Out College Prep. I wanted to make sure that other students had the guidance for college admissions that I did not have when I was in high school. As a first-generation college student, I was alone in writing my essay and resume and gathering other materials by deadlines. Luckily, I was a good writer (I won several essay contests throughout high school). Moreover, I spent many Saturdays at the library, reading every admissions guidebook that I could find to help me craft my best application.

As one of the best college consultants on Long Island, I have helped students and families accomplish these goals:

  1. Discover what makes them a unique candidate.
  2. Create a top-notch college application.
  3. Achieve college admissions success minus undue stress and overwhelm.
  4. Get college funding to reduce the financial cost by as much as 50%.

Every day, I work towards these goals for my clients.

I have been a featured expert in HuffPost, USA Today, Inside HigherEd, Discover, Staples, Care.com, Smithtown Chamber of Commerce, and Launch Grow Joy. In 2020, I was voted as a Best of Long Island business by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Also, I am a regular facilitator for the Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) at Queensborough Community College.

As an active member of NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and NYSACAC (New York State Association for College Admission Counseling), I maintain the highest principles of practice established by the professional organizations.