Northwest College Search
Nola Healy Lynch, Independent Educational Consultant
P.O. Box 29407
Bellingham, WA 98228
Welcome to Northwest College Search, offering comprehensive college preparation, search, application, and financial aid advice for students and their families.
Getting into and paying for college, conservatory, or art school do not have to be anxiety-filled processes. If a student works hard and plans well and if parents value education, the road to college and beyond can be smooth.
Experience matters! I have worked with high school students since 2001, and I have seen how individual circumstances play out in the college application process. I work constantly to stay informed about changes in the college admissions field, and I visit campuses regularly. I am also Bellingham's only Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, whcih sets very high standards for full ("professional") membership.
Work with me to clarify your goals and options, plot a course through high school, plan for appropriate testing, investigate and apply for good-fit colleges, and apply for financial aid. Throughout the entire process I work closely with the student as a guide and advocate. I have special expertise in the performing and visual arts, but I also have broad general knowledge of North American colleges and universities and can serve many types of student.
Congratulations to the class of 2012!
My students have been admitted to Stanford University, Carleton College, Grinnell College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College (21st Century Scholar), University of Rochester, Whitman College, Occidental College, University of Washington (including honors), Gonzaga University, Colorado University, University of Oregon, Whitworth University, Willamette University, Reed College, Oberlin College, Ursinus College, and others. ALL of them received large offers of need-based or merit aid.