Our Philosophy

Words of wisdom

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential...these are the keys that will unlock the doors to personal excellence." - Confucius

The future is now!


Your dreams and aspirations are important to us. The road to college is a journey of self-discovery, and we are here to support, to encourage, and to challenge you.

As a personalized firm, we work one-on-one with a student in all aspects of the college search and application process. We listen carefully and create an organized timeline to help you meet deadlines and goals.

By visiting colleges throughout the United States on a regular basis, we understand what choices each establishment offers regarding majors, sports, extracurriculars, career services and campus culture. Our experience and guidance helps to identify and develop your areas of personal strengths, which broadens your choices and allows you to create a personal college plan and identify future career directions. We look forward to meeting you and beginning the journey together.

Our goal is your success!


Meet Eileen

Eileen NolanEileen Nolan is the Founder and Director of NOLAN COLLEGE CONSULTING. She is an independent educational consultant and resides in Summit, New Jersey and New York City, working with students in the New Jersey and New York Metro area.

A graduate of the IECA Summer Training Institute on Educational Consulting Practices and Principles, she participated in the UCLA College Counseling Certificate program and is a member of various professional organizations including New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC), Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), and Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). Eileen regularly attends national conventions pertaining to college admissions and frequently visits colleges throughout the United States. She currently has first-hand information on more than seventy-five campuses.

A parent of three college graduates, all recruited Division I athletes (Duke, Colgate and Columbia), Eileen has a great deal of experience with student athletes and works frequently with high school students hoping to play college sports. She spent many years as the Varsity Lacrosse Booster Club representative at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, and was also an active board member of the Delbarton School Mothers Guild.

Eileen earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Education from Fairfield University. She then continued her studies at the Parsons School of Design Paris Photography Program and the International Center of Photography. For over ten years, Eileen worked at Newsweek Magazine as the Senior Photography Editor, covering fashion, business and breaking news stories. She was Founder and Editor of NJ, The Magazine for New Jersey, and was awarded first place by the New Jersey Press Women’s Association in 1998. With her editorial and arts background, Eileen has a special interest in working with students considering a career in the arts.