Janet Loren, Certified Educational Planner (CEP) and Partner at College Benefits Research Group, was recently interviewed by Karin Price Mueller, Biz Brain, on how to hire the right college counselor. In the article titled, “Hiring help to choose colleges,” Loren discusses the importance of seeking out consultants with a Certified Educational Planner (CEP) certification.
“This is an elite group of seasoned professionals who have demonstrated the depth of their knowledge through their tenure in education, personal references and lengthy exams,” she said. “These organizations have members who are qualified, ethical and excellent at helping families achieve their educational goals.”
“They use their knowledge and expertise to coach and guide the student and their family toward options and opportunities,” Loren said. “Their job is to help their families find the right academic and social environment that will allow their student to thrive and be successful.”