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"Top Ten Ways to "Test Drive" a Boarding School
"Eleven Questions to Ask Before Hiring An Educational Consultant
"Ten Warning Signs that A Consultant is Not Worth Hiring
"Selecting the Right Boarding School



Ten Warning Signs that A Consultant is Not Worth Hiring

1. They promise to use their ‘pull’ to secure admission to a particular school or college.

2. They guarantee a certain dollar value in scholarships that go untapped and are just waiting for you to request the funds

3. They have no formal training, and don’t attend workshops or conferences, but they "helped their own child" so they can help yours, too.

4. They haven't joined any professional associations, but expect to, one of these days.

5. They haven't signed on to the IECA ethics pledge, but they would never do anything wrong.

6.They tell you not to worry about all the details on the application forms....they’ll take care of those for you.

7. They tell you that while they accept "finders fees" from certain schools and colleges, they would never let that influence their suggestions.

8. They don’t spell out exactly what services you get in exchange for their fee.

9. They indicate that their background, training, and years of experience are unimportant details not worth going into.

10. They don't get out of the office much to visit campuses and meet with admissions officers, but they read school catalogues every chance they get.