Connect with the International Network of Ethical Professional Independent Educational Consultants
Helping over 40,000 students and their families find and afford their right-fit college.
The Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) is the only professional association devoted exclusively to the independent college admissions consulting profession.
To be eligible for HECA membership, prospective members must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher, demonstrate recent experience assisting students with college planning, and make a commitment to upholding HECA’s high professional standards.
Assisting more than 40,000 high school seniors with college planning each year
Advising Families in every region of the United States as well as many other countries.
Eighty-two percent of HECA members have been independent educational consultants for three years or longer; 55% have more than seven years of educational consulting experience.
Actively seek reliable information on colleges
Seventy-five percent of our members report that they’ve visited 10 or more college campuses in the past year; 32% have visited 20 or more campuses in the past year.
Eighty-two percent of our members hold a Master’s degree or higher, and 52% have completed or are in the process of completing a post-bachelor’s certificate in college admissions counseling.
Committed to Professional Standards and Ethical Behavior
As a requirement of membership, all HECA members must agree to abide by HECA’s Standards and Ethics for Educational Consultants.
The Higher Education Consultants Association provides institutions the opportunity for outreach to our members to provide them with information about institutional programs and events.
Mailing List Availability
The Membership Contact List is ONLY available to not-for-profit, regionally accredited colleges and universities. If you are not representing a college or university please check our Business Partners benefits.
Mailing List Updates
The Membership Contact List is updated monthly and includes each current member’s name, company, city, state, zip code, country, website, and email address. The Membership Contact List is provided to colleges in Excel format.