IEC PROFILE: Marcy Fischer

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Meet Marcy Fischer, who attended the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. She spent several years at Bain & Company and went on to start her own interactive marketing agency. Subsequently she earned an MBA with honors at Harvard Business School. After successful careers at Staples and Fidelity Investments, Marcy decided to pursue her passion – helping students find and gain acceptance to their best-fit colleges – and launched Collegiate Coach.

Marcy’s experience interviewing students for the University of Pennsylvania and serving as a college essay coach at Brookline High School provided her a launchpad in assisting students in identifying and achieving their admissions dreams. Leveraging her quantitative background and consulting experience, she utilizes a data-driven approach to identify the appropriate college list for her clients, and she works in a highly consultative way with each student. Marcy has visited over 40 colleges in the past few years, and has resumed visiting schools where COVID restrictions permit. As the mother of 2 daughters who were both accepted to their first choice highly-selective colleges, Marcy knows how to mentor and work with students to accomplish the many time-consuming admissions tasks, to position themselves for success, and ultimately gain acceptance to their top choice schools. She is happy to start working with students at any time between their freshman year of high school to the summer before senior year. Her expertise includes (but is not limited to!) high school course selection, standardized test timing and strategies, college list development, essay coaching, mock interviewing, and application strategies.

Marcy is an Associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, an indication of her education, expertise, ethics, and training, and also a testimony to her passion for staying current in the admissions consulting industry.

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