Joan Koven, CEP, founder, and director of Academic Access, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College and her certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. She holds a diplme from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris.
Academic Access typically begins its relationship with students during the sophomore or junior year of high school with an initial two-hour meeting with the student and parents. One hour is devoted to students to help them better identify what they want from college and which colleges best fit their needs, interests, and qualifications. The second hour we ask parents to join our conversation as we map out the upcoming process and clarify goals. Our team works with students to promote their strategies as they are individually guided through each step of the college admissions process.