AJ specializes in admissions to top ranked colleges and has worked on the both the east and west coasts at two highly competitive private schools. He is an advisor to the University of Chicago.
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
- NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling)
- WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling)
- ACCIS (Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools)
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.”
“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):