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About the Higher Education Consultants Association
The Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) is a professional organization focused exclusively on the practice of independent college admissions consulting. Since 1997, our organization has been dedicated to advancing professional standards for the higher education consulting field while supporting our members as they expertly guide students through the transition from high school to college. All HECA members agree to abide by HECA's Standards and Ethics Statement for professional conduct.
HECA and our member consultants are excellent resources for up-to-date information on trends in college admissions, college applications and financial aid. HECA is also an excellent source for information on the growing professional field of college admissions consulting. Our members also can provide first-hand insights into how students and parents make college choices.
Here are some topics that HECA and HECA members can discuss:
- Trends in college admissions
- Finding the right college
- College application and essay tips
- Financial aid/college affordability
- College entrance exams, SAT vs. ACT
- Waitlist and deferral strategies
- Professionalism and ethics in college admissions consulting
If you're working on a story about college admissions or college admissions consulting, and would like assistance connecting to sources, please email the HECA President for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions About College Admissions Consultants
Answers to the most commonly-asked questions students and parents have about working with college admissions consultants.
HECA Member Standards and Ethics Statement
HECA members agree to abide by our organization's professional and ethics standards for college admissions consultants.
History of HECA
Learn more about HECA's history and mission.