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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Dec 26, 2022

Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced independent educational consultant?


Meet Kristin Cocquyt, a seasoned college admission expert with nearly 20 years of experience in the field - on both the college and high school sides of the desk. As an Assistant Director of College Counseling and Director of College Counseling at two private high schools, Kristin counseled over 600 students and families through the college search and application process and visited over 200 colleges! Kristin completed her undergraduate degree at Hamilton College and then pursued Columbia University’s Continuing Professional Studies, Teachers College Online College Advising Program.  After many years of engagement with national professional organizations (i.e. Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools and National Association for College Admission Counseling), Kristin's current professional learning endeavor is as an Application Reader for Rochester Institute of Technology where she can stay current on application and admissions trends.  Through Cocquyt College Consulting - based in Rochester, NY and on Zoom - Kristin joyfully collaborates with students and families to encourage and guide their college planning and enrollment.  Kristin's student-centered, fit-focused philosophy honors each student’s identity and goals and empowers families to make informed choices throughout the search and application process to ultimately make a wise college choice and investment. 

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Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page.