Westchester, NY – 914.747.1760 | Manhattan, NY – 212.671.1972 | mgse@emersonec.com

About Us

Welcome to Emerson Educational Consulting

At Emerson Educational Consulting, we are committed to helping students and graduate school candidates find and apply to colleges and universities where they will be academically successful and happy.

We prioritize getting to know our students, and understanding their goals so that we can provide specific, meaningful and personalized guidance. There are lots of great schools out there, including some that are right for you. You are more than a transcript and a standardized test score; let’s work together to turn your two-dimensional applications into showcases for your three-dimensional personality.

Who is Emerson Educational Consulting?

Our Philosophy

Your college years should be a time for exploration and new experiences. In the words of Dr. J. S. Lehman, former Cornell president: “May you frequently travel beyond the places that are comfortable and familiar, the better to appreciate the miraculous diversity of life.” We enjoy helping students find exciting and challenging places in which to do this.

Why Students and Candidates Work With Us

Students seek help from EEC for all different reasons. Some want specific guidance on an issue or two; others seek guidance throughout the application process, or even earlier. Applying to college or graduate school can be overwhelming; students work with us to minimize stress and maximize results.

Community Involvement


As a first generation college student, Marilyn is proud to mentor students at the Possibility Project, a New York City based non-profit focused on empowering at-risk teenagers to take control of their future.

What Sets Us Apart?

N

Over 20 years of experience

N

We research and think strategically about the best colleges and universities for each applicant

N

We provide the most up-to-date information

N

We work only on the college and graduate school admission process

N

We consistently deliver exceptional service with extremely high standards.

Meet Marilyn

Marilyn

As a recognized expert in the field of educational consulting, Marilyn presents workshops all over the world on the college application process. She has taught university classes about college and graduate school consulting.

Marilyn has contributed as an expert to several publications, including The New York Times, Fox Business, Time, Businessweek, Newsweek and USA Today. She has also appeared on Fox News.

As a former president of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), she is highly involved with IECA activities. She served as a board member for eight years and continues to serve as a mentor.

Marilyn holds a B.A. from Queens College as well as an M.S.W. in family counseling from Fordham University School of Social Work. In her spare time, Marilyn enjoys traveling, reading mystery novels, and playing Scrabble.

For a more complete list of her accomplishments, see her page on LinkedIn.

Marilyn Is A Member Of:

NYSACAC Logo
NACAC Logo
CEP Logo
IEC Logo
NASW Logo
ACAC Logo

We visit colleges to help you find schools where you will feel
comfortable learning, eating and playing.

  • Amherst
  • Babson
  • Bates
  • Bentley
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin
  • Brandeis
  • Brown
  • Bryant
  • Champlain
  • Chester
  • Clark
  • Colby
  • Colby-Sawyer
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Curry
  • Daniel Webster
  • Dartmouth
  • Dean
  • Emerson
  • Endicott
  • Franklin Pierce
  • Harvard
  • Johnson & Wales RI
  • Keene State
  • Lesley
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Middlebury
  • Museum School (Boston)
  • New England
  • Northeastern
  • Plymouth State
  • Providence
  • Rivier
  • RI School of Design
  • Roger Williams
  • Salve Regina
  • Simmons
  • Smith
  • Southern NH
  • St. Anselm
  • Stonehill
  • Tufts
  • U New Hampshire
  • U Rhode Island
  • Wellesley
  • Wheaton
  • Williams
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

    • Albertus Magnus
    • Bard
    • Barnard
    • Baruch
    • Bloomfield
    • Caldwell
    • Centenary
    • City College of NY
    • Colgate
    • College of St Elizabeth
    • Columbia
    • Connecticut
    • Cooper Union
    • Cornell
    • Culinary Institute of America
    • CUNY – Hunter
    • Drew
    • Fairfield
    • Fairleigh Dickinson
    • Fordham at Lincoln Center
    • Fordham University – Rose Hill
    • Georgian Court
    • Hamilton
    • Hartwick
    • Hobart & William Smith
    • Hofstra
    • Hunter
    • Ithaca
    • Manhattan
    • Manhattanville
    • Marist
    • Marymount Manhattan
    • Mitchell
    • Monmouth
    • Mt. St. Mary’s
    • New School
    • Pace
    • Pratt
    • Princeton
    • Quinnipiac
    • Rensselaer
    • Rider
    • Rochester Institute of Technology
    • Rowan
    • Rutgers
    • Sacred Heart
    • Saint Peter’s
    • School of Visual Arts (NYC)
    • Seton Hall
    • Siena
    • Skidmore
    • Southern CT State
    • St. John’s
    • Stevens Institute of Technology
    • SUNY Albany
    • SUNY Binghamton
    • SUNY Cortland
    • Syracuse
    • Trinity (CT)
    • Union
    • U at Albany (SUNY)
    • U Conn
    • U Hartford
    • U New Haven
    • U Rochester
    • Vassar
    • Wagner
    • Wells
    • Wesleyan

    • Allegheny
    • American
    • Arcadia
    • Bryn Mawr
    • Bucknell
    • Carnegie Mellon
    • Cedar Crest
    • Chestnut Hill
    • Christopher Newport
    • Delaware State
    • DeSales
    • Dickinson
    • Drexel
    • Duquesne
    • Franklin and Marshall
    • Gannon
    • George Mason
    • George Washington
    • Georgetown
    • Gettysburg
    • Goldney-Beacom College
    • Goucher
    • Grove City
    • Hampden-Sydney
    • Haverford
    • Hood
    • Johns Hopkins
    • Lafayette
    • LaSalle
    • Lehigh
    • Loyola (MD)
    • Lynchburg
    • Marquette
    • Mary Baldwin
    • McDaniel
    • MD Institute College of Art
    • Mercyhurst
    • Moravian
    • Muhlenberg
    • Notre Dame of Maryland U
    • Old Dominion
    • Philadelphia
    • Pine Manor
    • Randolph-Macon
    • Roanoke
    • Stevenson
    • Swarthmore
    • Sweet Briar
    • Towson
    • U of the Arts
    • U Delaware
    • U Pennsylvania
    • U Pittsburgh
    • U Richmond
    • U of the Sciences
    • U Scranton
    • U Virginia
    • Ursinus
    • Villanova
    • Virginia Commonwealth
    • Virginia Tech
    • Washington & Jefferson
    • Washington & Lee
    • Washington
    • Westminster
    • Widener
    • William and Mary

    • Agnes Scott
    • Anderson U
    • Barry
    • Baylor
    • Beacon
    • Birmingham Southern
    • Centre College
    • Clemson
    • College of Charleston
    • Converse
    • Davidson
    • Duke
    • Eckerd
    • Elon
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
    • Emory
    • Fisk
    • Flagler
    • FL Institute of Technology
    • Florida Southern
    • Florida State
    • Full Sail
    • Furman
    • Georgia Tech
    • Guilford
    • High Point U
    • Jacksonville
    • Johnson & Wales NC
    • Loyola (New Orleans)
    • Louisiana State U.
    • Lynn
    • Mercer
    • Morehouse
    • Oglethorpe
    • Oxford (Emory)
    • Palm Beach Atlantic
    • Rhodes
    • Rice
    • Rollins
    • Saint Leo
    • Savannah College of Art & Design
    • Sewanee – U of the South
    • Southern Methodist University (SMU)
    • Southwestern
    • Spelman
    • St. Mary’s
    • Stetson
    • Texas Christian University
    • Transylvania
    • Tulane
    • U Florida
    • U Kentucky
    • U Miami
    • UNC Chapel Hill
    • UNC Charlotte
    • U New Orleans
    • U South Carolina
    • U South Florida
    • U Tampa
    • U Texas Austin
    • Vanderbilt
    • Wake Forest
    • Winthrop
    • Wofford
    • Xavier U. Louisiana

    • Antioch
    • Austin College
    • Ball State
    • Baylor
    • Belmont
    • Beloit
    • Carleton
    • Case Western Reserve
    • College of Wooster
    • Columbia College
    • Denison
    • DePaul
    • DePauw
    • Dillard
    • Gustavus Adolphus
    • Hillsdale
    • Hiram
    • Indiana U – Bloomington
    • Illinois Wesleyan
    • John Carroll
    • Kent State
    • Kenyon
    • Lake Forest
    • Lawrence
    • Loyola (Chicago)
    • Macalester
    • Marietta
    • Miami (OH)
    • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
    • Mt. St. Joseph
    • Northwestern
    • Northwood
    • Oberlin
    • Ohio U
    • Ohio Wesleyan
    • Otterbein
    • Purdue U
    • Ripon
    • Saint Louis U
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • Shepherd
    • St. Olaf
    • U Akron
    • U Chicago
    • U Cincinnati
    • U Dayton
    • U Illinois Chicago
    • U Illinois Urbana-Champagne
    • U Michigan
    • U Minnesota
    • U Notre Dame
    • U Ohio
    • U Wisconsin (Madison)
    • Washington U in St. Louis
    • Wittenberg
    • Xavier U. Ohio

    • Air Force Academy
    • Arizona State
    • Cal Tech
    • Chapman
    • Claremont McKenna
    • Colorado College
    • Colorado School of Mines
    • Colorado State
    • DeVry (AZ)
    • Harvey Mudd
    • Menlo
    • Mills
    • Occidental
    • Olympic Training Center
    • Pitzer
    • Pomona
    • Prescott
    • Regis (CO)
    • Scripps
    • Stanford
    • U Arizona
    • UC Berkeley
    • UCLA
    • UC San Diego
    • U Colorado – Boulder
    • U Denver
    • U Hawaii – Manoa
    • U Northern Arizona
    • U Northern Colorado
    • U Puget Sound
    • U San Diego
    • U San Francisco
    • U Seattle
    • U Southern California (USC)
    • U Washington

    Global College Visits

    International University Canada

    Canada

    • Acadia University
    • Brock University
    • Cape Breton University
    • Dalhousie University
    • Humber College
    • Laurentian University
    • McGill University
    • Mount St. Vincent University
    • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
    • Ryerson University
    • St. Francis Xavier University
    • St. Mary’s University
    • Universite Sainte-Anne
    • University of British Columbia
    • University of Guelph
    • University of King’s College
    • University of Toronto
    • University of Waterloo
    • Western University
    • Wilfrid Laurier University
    • York University
    • Queens University

    England and Wales

    • Cambridge University
    • Cardiff University
    • Imperial College of London
    • Kings College London
    • London School of Economics
    • London South Bank University
    • Royal Holloway
    • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
    • Swansea University
    • University College London
    • University for Creative Arts
    • University London
    • University of Derby
    • University of Exeter
    • University of Oxford
    • University of Westminster

    Hong Kong

    • University of Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Switzerland

    • Cesar Ritz Colleges
    • Culinary Arts Academy
    • Hotel Institute Montreux
    • School of Hotel Management (IHTTI)
    • Swiss Hotel Management School

    Panama

    • The University of Panama
    • Florida State University – Republic of Panama

    Scotland

    • University of Dundee
    • University of Edinburgh
    • University of Glasgow
    • University of St. Andrews

    Singapore

    • Nanyang Technological University
    • National University of Singapore

    Ireland

    • Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

    Argentina

    • University of Buenos Aires

    China

    • Sun Yat-sen University

    Netherlands

    • University of Amsterdam

    New Zealand

    • University of New Zealand

    Thank You Notes

    “Hamilton accepted me. I’m very excited. Thank you so much for all your help!”

    Student Hamilton class of 2022

    “Thanks to your constructive guidance and great assistance, my son has gotten the offer from U Chicago this afternoon. My family especially is very excited about this good news. Taking this opportunity, we would like to express our great gratitude to you for you patient, frank and useful instruction to my son over the past year. Without your careful guidance, it is really hard to see the offer would arrive to my son today.”

    Parent University of Chicago class of 2022

    From Parents: “Your keen insight and heart were invaluable guiding us through the application process. We couldn’t have done it without you!”

    Tufts, 2019

    From a Colleague: “I appreciate what I learned from you at IECA STI and am still incorporating that knowledge five years later.”

    “We could not be happier with Marilyn Emerson’s help! She made the entire college process much less stressful and provided expert advice!”

    Parent Emory University class of 2021

    “Mrs. Emerson has been extremely helpful in my college search journey, from our discussions to compile a well-balanced list to the essay editing process. She is always available to meet, and I greatly appreciate her professional advice and support along the way.”

    “Mrs. Emerson 在我今年申请大学的过程中对我的帮助非常大。从最开始选择学校,到最后修改文书,她一直非常细心的辅导我。我很感谢她一直以来对我的帮助与支持!”

    Student, Duke University class of 2021

    “I encourage everyone to work with Marilyn. As a parent, I was so proud to receive not only the admission letters but so happy and relieved to see the financial packages and there are no words that can express my happiness and the gratitude that I have for Marilyn for making that possible.”

    Parent, Cornell 2021

    “I GOT IN!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP ALONG THE WAY. I’M SOOO THRILLED ABOUT THE RESULTS!!!!!”

    Cornell, CALS, 2020

    From a grad school candidate: “I got in! Thank you for all your help in making this happen! I am very excited to start my PsyD program in San Francisco in the fall.”

    University of San Francisco, 2019

    We work with students worldwide

    212-671-1972|914-747-1760
    advice@emersonec.com
    Office addresses:
    Manhattan: 60 East 49th Street
    Scarsdale: 2 Overhill Road

    Mailing address:
    860 United Nations Plaza
    New York, NY 10017