During her years as the college guidance counselor at a private school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Ms. Shalita developed and refined a boutique approach of college consulting that provided an alternative to the all-too-common numbers-matching approach taken by many secondary institutions. Ms. Shalita regularly visits and meets with admission directors at nationwide colleges and international universities.

Ms. Shalita is an experienced educator who provides added structure and support throughout the application process, and assists your child’s unique personality and interests to shine in the individual written statements. Amy carefully creates the strongest possible applications, which will give the best chance of being accepted to universities where your child will be academically, socially, and emotionally successful.

Why Choose Amy?

Ms. Shalita’s expert guidance will take your child deep into the college evaluation process, assisting your student and you navigate the increasingly complicated admissions landscape to arrive at a choice most closely aligned with what will best serve your child’s short-and long-term needs and interests. Given the dearth of college advice at many high schools and escalating competition for entry, individualized, one-on-one guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable college consultant is indispensable.


Amy designs a meaningful college application list, provides time management calendars, and gives suggestions for all essays required for specific colleges. Also, she assists with appropriate course selection in high school, coaches students for college interviews, contacts admission directors at competitive colleges, all with the goal of making your child stand out amid the thousands of applications. Another valuable component is guidance provided by Ms. Shalita to her students. She effectively listens and communicates with all team members to assist with the final college decision. Amy remains a valuable voice of reason beyond graduation day.

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We were so lucky to find Amy, who gently encouraged our daughter, as they worked together to complete the numerous applications and supplementary essays. After acceptance letters arrived, Amy stepped right in. She helped evaluate the final college choice, which was a winner. We are extremely grateful for her educational perspective and remarkable knowledge about the college process. Amy Shalita is an incredible role model, educator, and person.

– Sophia’s father