Barbara Connolly, JD, CEP is a private college consultant in Birmingham, Michigan with extensive experience assisting students and their families throughout the United States.

She is the founder and director of College Choice Counseling with a team of expert counselors and tutors located in Michigan, New York, California, and Texas.

Barbara is a lawyer, certified educational planner (CEP), a former admissions reader at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).

Barbara and her husband are the parents of four children, all of whom were admitted to Ivy League and other selective colleges. Barbara's experience as a parent greatly benefits the families with whom she works.

Barbara and the College Choice Counseling team have a proven record of helping students gain admission to the colleges of their choice!

College Choice Counseling has been helping students apply to college for over 15 years.
Located in Birmingham, Michigan, with team members in Michigan, New York, California, and Texas, College Choice Counseling offers:
  • College admissions advising​
  • College application preparation
  • ACT/SAT tutoring
  • Academic subject tutoring
  • Performing arts college applications
  • Assistance with essays and research papers
  • Study skills advising