Barbara Connolly, JD, CEP is a private college consultant in Birmingham, Michigan with extensive experience assisting students and 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, Illinois, Ohio, New York, California, Colorado, Texas and Montreal, Canada.


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 and graduate programs of their choice!

College Choice Counseling has been helping students apply to college for over 17 years.

Located in Birmingham, Michigan, with team members in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, California, Colorado, Texas, and Montreal, Canada, College Choice Counseling assists with:

College admissions advice

College applications

College Lists


ACT/SAT tutoring


Academic subject tutoring

Performing arts college applications

Essays and research papers 

Study skills advice

GMAT/GRE tutoring

LSAT Tutoring

Law school applications 

​Law school coaching



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