Janet RosierEducation:

  • B.S. University of Florida, with Honors
  • Graduate Certificate in College Counseling, with Distinction, UCLA
  • Graduate College Admissions course work at Southern Connecticut State University and the University of California, Irvine.
  • IECA Summer Training Institute: Practices and Principles of Educational Consulting

Professional Associations:

  • Certified Educational Planner (CEP)*
  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Professional Member
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)


Janet Rosier is a native New Yorker, but moved around a good portion of her life –living north, south, east and west in the US, picking up local culture, traditions and recipes along the way. “Each area that I have lived in added to a greater understanding of people, cultures and communities and how all of these play a part in shaping who we are and how we view the world.” She and her husband settled down in Connecticut in 1994 where they raised their three children, now all college graduates.

“I know the college process from the viewpoint of the anxious parent as well as that of the experienced advisor.”

Janet earned her B.S. from the University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, with Honors.  She worked in advertising sales and copywriting for a Gannet publication in Florida as well as in the in-house advertising department at Nutrisystem in Pennsylvania. While her children were young, Janet worked in a public elementary school, assisting students with learning and attentional issues.

Janet joined the field of college consulting by partnering with David Althsuler before opening her boutique firm in 2003 and has successfully guided hundreds of students to colleges that are the right fit.


Admissions is an ever changing environment–colleges add new majors or programs, change admissions requirements or expand services.  Janet stays up to date by touring about 25 campuses a year and has seen over 300 colleges and universities in the US. She regularly participates in continuing educational opportunities and national conferences.

Janet is a prolific writer and a published author. She has written a book about the transition from high school to college student, May 2: Practical Advice For College Freshmen and Their Parents. Since 2010, her blog “Next Stop: College” has been published online in the Hearst newspapers in Connecticut.  She has also had articles published by Unigo, Blueprint Summer Programs, IECA’s “Insights” and the IECA blog as well as opinion pieces written for the Connecticut Post, News Times, Greenwich Time, Advocate and The Hour.

Janet Rosier believes in and adheres to the IECA Principles of Good Practice and the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

*Certified educational planners are endorsed by the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (AICEP). CEP is the highest certification an educational consultant can achieve. To earn this designation the consultant is vetted for knowledge, experience and ethics and must pass a comprehensive examination. We are recertified every five years to ensure ongoing education and professional development. Fewer than two percent of educational consultants in the US have earned this distinction.