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Elizabeth Heaton

College Admissions Consultant She/Her/Hers
Elizabeth Heaton
College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer University of Pennsylvania
Instructor, International College Advising Certificate Program University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Former alumni admissions ambassador Cornell University

My Background

I began my admissions career at the University of Pennsylvania, where I chaired university selection committees, evaluated potential athletic recruits as one of the school's athletics liaisons, and oversaw the university's portfolio of admissions publications. I also served as second chair in the selection committee for the school's flagship interdisciplinary Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. A frequent contributor to USA TODAY and The Huffington Post and a graduate of Cornell University, I bring exceptional skills to the craft of essay writing paired with experience reading and evaluating thousands of admissions essays. I can offer expert advice on a wide range of college admissions topics, from colleges' expectations for high school curriculum choices and standardized test scores to choosing the right extracurricular activities and essay topics. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, I worked as a public relations professional and served for a decade as a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.
Beth was an amazing college coach and I really enjoyed working with her. I think she helped me feel confident in the process and always stayed rational with me.
Student at Tulane University

Why I Joined College Coach

One of my least favorite parts of my job at Penn was seeing bright, passionate, engaged students make bad choices, whether picking the wrong topic for an essay or making poor curriculum selections or not presenting their activities in a meaningful way in their applications. I joined College Coach so that I could help students avoid those same mistakes. I love providing families with a peek behind the curtain of admissions, helping them understand what matters and why in the process, and I strive to help each student present his or her best self in each application.

Get to Know Me

My Education

Cornell University Bachelor's in English
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Coursework in the School of Education
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Honors programs
  • Ivy league
  • Journalism
  • Large State Schools
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-med
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Religiously affiliated schools
  • Research universities
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Technology
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • First-generation students
  • International students
Elizabeth Heaton

Some of my favorite pastimes

Traveling anywhere in the world, skiing in Maine and New Hampshire, watching Red Sox baseball and Bruins hockey, trading great books with friends and going to movies

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