The Higher Education Consultants Association is the only professional organization focused exclusively on the practice of independent college admissions consulting. We understand what it takes to build and manage a successful consulting practice.
Affiliation with a respected professional organization.
You'll join an organization that has served the professional needs of college admissions consultants since 1997. Membership in HECA lets prospective clients know that you're serious about providing quality, professional service. HECA is also well-respected by college admissions officers who recognize our demanding membership requirements, ethical standards, and expectations for our members.
Professional Development Opportunities.
Your clients expect you to be knowledgeable about the latest trends in college options, college admissions, and financial aid. HECA members have access to a wealth of professional development and networking opportunities, including HECA conferences and the resources of our members-only database of consulting tools. More Info...
A Supportive Professional Network.
HECA is a friendly, highly-inclusive organization, welcoming both
long-time pros and newer consultants as part of our membership family.
Since we are a member-run organization, our members truly are the "Heart
of HECA" and the relationships built at HECA conferences, through our
member Listserv, and other HECA programs provide a remarkable support
network for our members. Whether you've been a member for years, or have
just joined, you'll always be warmly welcomed at HECA.
Ethical and Professional Standards You Can Be Proud Of.