Alyssa Frank is an experienced college counselor who enjoys helping high school students and their families navigate the college search process and submit carefully-crafted and effective college applications.
For the past five years, Alyssa has served as a Senior Assistant Director of Admission at Fordham University. In this capacity, she has reviewed nearly 10,000 undergraduate applications and has first-hand experience with the factors that make an application compelling to admission officers. She first discovered her passion for working with students at Barnard College, where she worked as a Writing Fellow.
Alyssa is available to help students with many aspects of the college application process including:
- College Search: How to craft a smart and balanced list of schools that reflect a student’s academic and extracurricular interests and likelihood of admission
- Academic Planning: How to make smart course choices that help students apply to college in a position of strength
- The Application: How to represent extracurricular activities effectively and how to maximize short answer questions
- The College Essay: How to choose an engaging essay topic and how to effectively frame and communicate your ideas
- The Campus Visit: How to maximize the campus visit and how to interact effectively with admission counselors while on campus
- Interpreting Financial Aid Awards: How to understand scholarships and financial aid awards
Alyssa received a B.A. in Urban Studies from Barnard College and holds Masters Degrees from New York University in Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Public Administration. She is a member of NACAC, the National Association of College Admission Counseling, and a graduate of the College Board’s Enrollment Leadership Academy.
Alyssa is employed full-time as the Director of a College Resource Center at a public school in Boston, Massachusetts. She is available for skype, facetime or phone sessions with students and their families.