About College Admissions Strategies

Empowering students for college admissions success.

Lee BiererLee Bierer, President/Coach

Lee is an Independent College Admissions Counselor and the author of the weekly Countdown to College column in the Charlotte Observer that is syndicated across the country. She has been a guest on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins, appeared on television and been interviewed for national publications. Lee is a sought-after workshop facilitator and her most popular topic is “The Most Common Mistakes Applicants Make”. Workshop participants have said “This workshop should be required for all parents of high school-aged children.”Lee has effectively married her background in education with her strong marketing skills. She has created a very approachable strategy that helps students succeed in the college admissions process.

Lee received her Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA in 2008 and her M.Ed from Antioch College. She was a Bilingual Career Education Curriculum Developer for Boston Public Schools. En route to receiving her BA in Spanish from Colgate University, Lee attended the University of Granada in Spain. She also served as the Director of Boston’s cross-cultural program ‘Proyecto Amistad” (Friendship Project) with Boston’s sister-city Arequipa, Peru.

Since moving to Charlotte just over 20 years ago, Lee has been involved in an exciting array of education consulting, marketing, public relations and management projects. Lee’s extensive marketing, writing and research background offers students and families the competitive edge they are looking for. Her fresh approach and her easy style with teens motivates them and frequently enhances the parent/child relationship. Lee served as Vice President of the Board of International House in Charlotte and has been involved in a variety of community service projects.

Lee and her husband Jeff are the parents of two college graduates, so she knows first hand how overwhelming and sometimes challenging the college admissions process can be.

Affiliations & Credentials

Lee received her Certificate in College Counseling from University of California, Los Angeles Extension in  2008. The renowned program entails a seven course curriculum and a 65-hour practicum all focused on college counseling.

The Independent Educational Consultants Association

Lee is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association

The Princeton Review National College Counselor Advisory Board

Lee currently sits on the Princeton Review’s National College Counselor Advisory Board.

University of Georgia’s High School Advisory Council

Lee served for two years on the University of Georgia’s High School Advisory Council.