Hanna Stotland, Admissions Consultant

Private consultant to help you achieve your educational dreams

Hanna on the Road

Hanna Stotland visits nearly three dozen campuses every year to learn about academics, admission, and student life in person. In the last 3 years, she has visited over 100 campuses in more than 25 states, the District of Columbia, and Europe. When Hanna helps you decide where to visit and apply, she can draw on recent, direct observation in order to advise you better.

At every campus, Hanna starts with the same experiences families get: a tour of academic buildings and student spaces, an admissions information session, and a walk around town. She also has a private meeting with an admission counselor to talk about her students and their unique needs. Whenever possible, she eats a meal in a college dining hall to observe the students in their natural habitat and try the food you might be living on for four years. She has slept in the dorms at the University of Montana and attended class at Yale. She's been to schools as large as Ohio State and as small as Hampshire College; as rural as Wabash College and as urban as American University of Paris; as famous as Harvard and as locally focused as Southeastern Oklahoma State. She's even been known to take in a football game.

Commencement Marshal at Harvard

With Hokie bird and colleague at Virginia Tech

Game day at Alabama

In the minaret at the University of Tampa

Texas barbecue and Dr. Pepper at Baylor

Upcoming and Recent Events

Recent and upcoming speaking engagements:

Understanding Title IX and Sexual Assault on Campus

April 23, 2016

Higher Education Consultants Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA

How to Succeed in College

Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:30 PM

Glencoe Public Library -- FREE and open to the public

 Navigating College Finances

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7 PM

Indian Trails Public Library, Wheeling, IL -- FREE and open to the public

Navigating College Finances

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:30 PM

Glencoe Public Library

Straight Talk on College Admissions

Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:30 AM

 Chicago Math and Science Academy

The College Essay: How to Keep an Admissions Officer Awake

Monday, October 6, 2014 7:30 PM 

Indian Trails Public Library, Wheeling IL

Straight Talk on College Admission

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:30 PM

Offices of Barack Ferrazzano, 200 W. Madison, Chicago IL

College Admissions in the 21st Century

Monday, September 8, 2014 7:30 PM

Deerfield Public Library

Mawi Learning Power of Adults Conference 

Thursday, July 31 2:30 PM


The College Essay: How to Keep an Admissions Officer Awake

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:30 PM

Glencoe Public Library

Explain Fully on a Separate Sheet: The Special Circumstances Essay

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:15 AM

Higher Education Consultants Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR