Why Hire an IEC?
Knowledge is power.
If you are just now hearing the term Independent Educational Consultant, you might find yourself asking, “Why would I hire an IEC?” That’s a good question if your children are young and college is a long way off. If you have college-bound high schoolers in the house, however, or even late middle schoolers, it’s not a question you’ll want to put on hold.
Once thought of as a luxury for the rich, hiring an IEC has now become for many an integral part of the college search and application process. Evidence points to the fact that IECs are filling needs which some families are finding their high schools can no longer provide, and improving the chances of acceptance at appropriate colleges and universities.
An IEC associated with the Independent Educational Consultants Association is a professional in the education world, one with the education, knowledge, and experience to help students and their families navigate the seemingly uncharted sea of academics, testing, and college searches and visits associated with the college-admission process. An IEC’s commitment, personal and professional integrity, and currency in the profession can make him or her a valuable team player working to help high schoolers find colleges and universities that will be a right fit, both academically and socially. Cameron Seay, founder of Seay Educational Consulting, is just such a team player.
Hiring an IEC can help eliminate the uncertainties associated with finding, applying to, and earning offers of admission from right-fit colleges. A good IEC gives students and families confidence that their interests are being best served by a concerned professional. Rather than asking yourself why you would hire an IEC, find yourself explaining why you should hire an IEC. It is an investment in the future of your children.
It is an investment worth making.