Meet our Founder

At Great College Fit, we specialize in creating a personalized admission strategy for every student.

Today’s college applicant must be strategic and thoughtful as they navigate through college admissions. We believe that students must be active participants in the college admissions process. There is no “one right college” but there is a RIGHT way to approach college admissions.

Amy Mendelson Private College Counseling

Amy Mendelson, M.Ed., President and founder

Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Mrs. Mendelson’s entire professional career has been spent working with teenagers. After graduating from UC Berkeley with an English degree, she went on to earn her California teaching credential and taught in several high schools in and around Orange County. After earning her M.Ed, she served for seven years as a high school administrator. She transitioned to college counseling in 2006.

She holds a Certificate in College Counseling from UCSD and is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). In 2017, she became a Certified Educational Planner, which is the highest level of professional certification available in the field of college counseling. She is a member of MENSA and has served as a Cal Alumni Scholarship interviewer.

In her free time, she loves to read, shop, travel and hang out with her husband and daughters.

During my 16 years as a high school educator, I realized that students weren’t getting the guidance they needed to apply to college. They were left to their own devices at a very critical time in their lives. By founding Great College Fit, I was able to develop a personalized program to support students and families so that getting into college wasn’t so daunting.

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