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Meet Cindy…

Cindy Allerman, founder of College Journey Consulting LLC, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Oregon State University and a Master of Education in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University. She has earned a certificate in Educational Consulting from UC Irvine and attended IECA’s Summer Training Institute for educational consultants in 2012. She attends numerous professional conferences throughout the year and spends a significant amount of time touring college campuses, meeting with admissions officers and networking with other professionals in the field. She is a professional member of IECA and TACAC.

Cindy Allerman College Consultant

Cindy has over 20 years of teaching experience at all grade levels.

She began her career in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where she taught at the elementary school level for several years. She then moved to Oregon City, Oregon and worked with the talented and gifted students for a year before transferring to a middle school where she taught reading and mathematics. After moving to the Houston area, Cindy volunteered at a literacy center to teach GED math classes and also conducted SAT Prep Classes to local high school students. She began her college consulting business in 2012 and has never looked back.

Cindy is passionate about working with students to help them achieve their greatest potential.

As a college consultant, she uses her educational background to connect with students and assist them as they embark on the next step of their educational journeys. She employs a student-centered approach to educate about colleges and admissions, to inspire students to dream and work for their goals, and to empower them to find the right college fit.

At College Journey Consulting, our purpose is to help you, the student, navigate the college search, planning and application processes.

We aim to engage in the excitement of this time, while reducing the stress and anxiety for both you and your parents. College planning is a crucial step toward maturity and independence, but you don’t have to do it alone. We will educate you on the choices available and guide you to making the best, informed decision possible. We believe that the college search begins with self-reflection and evaluation and we will help you with this process. We will teach you about all of the different college options and help you to determine which ones will provide the best fit for you. We also will help you find scholarships and apply to colleges that fit your parent’s budget. We guide you through every step of the process from developing the college list to filling out the applications. When the acceptance letters arrive, we will celebrate with you as you make your final decision.

"A Conversation with Cindy" from VoyageHouston

An excerpt from an interview with Cindy in VoyageHouston:

Tell us more about College Journey Consulting?
In order to assist students in finding the best-fit college based on academic, social and financial needs, I am a “student of colleges” and strive to learn about as many colleges as possible. I stay abreast of current admissions trends by networking with colleagues, attending conferences and workshops, watching webinars, and reading blogs and articles so that I can be a resource to families and answer any questions they might have. I also help identify affordable colleges and work to demystify the financial aid and scholarship processes.

My passion is helping students reflect on their aptitudes and interests to begin formulating college and career goals. I help them explore the different types of colleges and understand the unique offerings of each and how they relate to the student’s learning style and goals. We also discuss how to make the most of the college years and begin laying the groundwork for a successful transition to college.

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College Journey Consulting is located in Fort Bend County near Houston, Texas and serves students from all across the greater Houston area, Texas, or the United States through virtual meetings and workshops.

Cindy Allerman is the best! Not only did she help my daughter pick (and get accepted) to the absolute BEST fit (Yeay Texas!), but she “saved” the mother/daughter relationship by project managing every step of the in-depth process over the past THREE years. I tell everyone I can that the college prep, application and transition process can be an enjoyable one with the right help - Cindy is the perfect expert to guide your college bound student into the next chapter in their life.