College is the most important decision you’ll make this year.

Private College Counseling

Mercer Educational Consulting is an independent educational consulting practice that guides students and families through all stages of the college application process through online meetings. I am an experienced educator with an extensive background in selective college admission, counseling, teaching, and academic and non-profit leadership.

I understand how important this decision is to you and your family. You deserve to work with a counselor who has first-hand admission experience, expert knowledge of the world of higher education and schooling, and a thoughtful, balanced counseling philosophy to guide you through this remarkable rite of passage.


Meet Dr. Mercer

Online Services

All of my services are available online. Students will find online sessions as convenient and personalized as if we were in the office together.

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Getting into college isn't what it used to be.

Colleges are now more competitive than ever. I provide a comprehensive toolkit to help you or your student approach the application process.

High School Counseling

Guide your child towards success without anxiety or feeling overwhelmed by the process.

Transfer Student Advising

Get help navigating the difficult transfer process and find the right school for you.

Choosing a College

Students have more options than ever before; a personalized plan helps narrow the field.

Planning Entrance Exam Test Strategy

Set your student up for success on the college entrance exams.

Writing College Application Essays

Help your student write admissions essays that will shine on their college applications.

Package Options

Get a range of tools for success in the college application process.


Many thanks as always for the quick and thorough response. You have been most insightful and helpful in this process.
Gary Ehrlich, Calabasas, CA
We have nothing but positive things to say. So that you know, from the moment we sat across from you on our initial interview with you, I was convinced you were the real deal.
Robert Johnston , Manhattan Beach, CA
You took all the fear and anxiety out of this process. Liv loved working with you, and Adam and I, well, what can we say? You did it all! to say. So
Betsy Streisand , Los Angeles, CA

How I Work

Convenient sessions online. Get personalized, expert advice from someone experienced in the field. 

Because of busy schedules or long distances, I work with students via video conferencing technology, allowing us to talk face-to-face, collaborate on documents and essays, plan calendars, and conduct college research in real time.

More About How I Work

Learn about college applications today.

Download my free report on the current state of college applications.


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