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Applying to university in the United States can be confusing. How do you decide where to apply? With 80% of schools no longer requiring standardized test scores, what role do the SAT, ACT, and GRE play in the admissions process? Which schools are likely to offer meaningful financial aid? What is “holistic admissions”?


If you’re a student from outside the US, you’ll face more questions still: What are the requirements for a student visa? Are you allowed to work during summers and after you finish your program? What scholarships are available? How do you ensure your degree is recognized in your home country?


For these answers and many others, a US-based college admissions counselor for international students can be invaluable.

College Admissions for International Students


Pierce Admissions is a full-service US-based college admissions counselor for international students. We’ll answer all of your questions about the rapidly changing world of college admissions. Whether you are applying to an undergraduate or graduate program, we work with you on a strategy to ensure entry into a US university that is best suited to your needs.  


From setting up a timeline for applications and advising on standardized testing to helping you draft effective personal statements Pierce Admissions will help you every step of the way.

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BA with Honors, Stanford University

MA, Yale University

Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA Extension


US Foreign Service (retired)

Former Chairman of the Board, Fulbright Commission of Greece

Former Treasurer, Fulbright Commission of Turkey

IECA Associate Member


I am an independent academic counselor with decades of experience helping international students study at US universities. During my career as an American diplomat, I served as the education and cultural attaché at US embassies in Asia, Africa, and Europe, where I revamped higher education advising programs, served as an executive at Fulbright scholarship commissions, and counseled individual students. These experiences were so life-changing and profound that they inspired me to dedicate myself to helping students attend schools that will enable them to maximize their potential and achieve their goals.


As a US-based college admissions counselor for international students, I draw on my experience as a consular officer to help students with questions about visas, standardized testing, financial aid, scholarship applications, degree recognition, and the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. While serving in Turkey, Greece, Burma, Albania, Ghana, and Switzerland, I worked with both representatives from local institutions to build links with US schools and delegations from US universities seeking to recruit international students. 


I received my bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and my master’s degree from Yale. I also recently completed a certificate in college counseling at UCLA Extension and belong to the International Education Consultants Association (IECA). I have visited over 35 universities with competitive admissions, including every school in the Ivy League, Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UCLA, Purdue, UC Berkeley, University of Virginia, New York University, Georgetown, Emory, Georgia Tech, and University of Florida.


Originally from Connecticut, I now live in West Palm Beach, Florida. I am a supporter of Prospect Burma and the Washington Ireland Program, two fellowship programs for international students.

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