Andrew Jezierski


  • Over 13 years of college counseling and college admissions experience
  • Expertise with students from all backgrounds regarding college list research, essay writing/editing, and extracurricular activity resumes
  • Has worked with hundreds of students throughout the admissions process, helping his students procure offers of admission to hundreds of schools, including nearly every Ivy League, UC and Cal State campus, and other top-ranked institutions
  • Current Associate Director of College Counseling at a top-50 nationally ranked high school
  • Previously Associate Director of College Counseling at a selective New England boarding school
  • Previously Senior Assistant Director of Admission for a selective Southern California liberal arts college; also served as office’s Athletic Liaison
  • Member of California Counselor Advisory Council for University of Chicago
  • Five-time volunteer for College Summit in Los Angeles and Massachusetts; College and Essay Coach for first-generation inner-city students.
  • Regularly tours variety of colleges around the country and hosts admissions representatives to learn about ongoing trends, new programs, and specific unique offerings for his students


About Andrew Jezierski

AJ has been a college counselor for over six years, and has worked at two selective private schools on both sides of the country. His students have attended a wide range of colleges around the world, and his first priority is always discussing schools that make the most sense for each of his applicants. Before his work on the high school side, AJ worked at a liberal arts college for five years, reviewing applications from students in regions including Southern California, New England,and New York City. AJ has spent a significant amount of time working as a College Coach and Writing Coach for College Summit, which is geared toward providing college insight and access to first-generation students from inner city populations.


  • BA English Literature – Denison University
  • MA Higher Education Leadership – University of San Diego
  • College Counseling Certificate – University of California, Los Angeles

Professional Affiliation(s)

  • NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling)
  • WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling)
  • ACCIS (Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools)

Counseling Style

From the very first time I meet with a student, my effort is fully focused on helping him/her feel comfortable in a process that can sometimes seem daunting and stressful. Breaking down the next steps and focusing on the task at hand makes individual progress more approachable and enjoyable than looking at applying from a big picture approach. Throughout my career, I have learned to work with students from all backgrounds and helped them apply to a wide range of colleges. Higher education is a continually changing and evolving process; I am intent on staying on top of new trends, programs, and incentives to best serve my students. I bring a diverse professional background and an adaptable personality to each of my meetings, traits I feel will help each and every one of my students find success during the next step of their educational journey. At the end of the day, this process is all about YOU; I’m excited to be a member of your support team!


"Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance over the past few months. You certainly made the process much easier and worthwhile, so thank you again! I am looking forward to the results we will see in the next few months."

-Connor (student)

"I just wanted to write you to say a BIG thank you for all your help over the past couple months. You've been absolutely the best counselor possible, and have done an amazing job with everything."

- Nick (student)

"Thank you for all that you did for me over the summer and this year. You have made this whole experience very easy for me, and it is for that I am very thankful."

- George (student)

:"Thank you so much for all that you have done for Hannah (and us) in her college application journey. We are very grateful to you!"

- Bridget (parent)

"Thank you for the help these last few years. I could not be more happy with my college decision. Your guidance was so helpful during the application process and I could not have done this without you."

- Katie (student)

"I want to sincerely thank you for the guidance that you've given me. While it is your job to support me through the college process, it is not at all in your job description to talk to me over the phone at weddings or look over my umpteenth draft of the exact same essay. You are a wonderful, selfless person. My gratitude is completely ineffable, as I owe so much to your dedication and support. You have both believe in me and supported me to the fullest, and for that, I am grateful. To me, you're the college sensei. Thank you for everything over the last two years. You're the man, AJ."

- Nikhil (student)

"Thank you so much for supporting and guiding me through the college process. Without you, I'm sure that I would not have achieved what I did. I always appreciated your no-nonsense, to the point, and reassuring voice. In a process filled with rumors, misconceptions, and bad advice, you were my go-to guy for some real talk. The college process has been a long, wild ride, but thank you for the constant reassurance and guidance along the way. Without your help, I would have gotten lost."

- Charlie (student):

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