Hanna Stotland, Admissions Consultant

Private consultant to help you achieve your educational dreams

Transfer Counseling

Hanna Stotland has extensive experience working with transfer applicants. In fact, they are some of her favorite students. As a transfer herself, and as a mentor to new transfers at Harvard from 1998-2002, Hanna understands the pros and cons of a transfer and the social challenges transfer students need to be prepared for.

Expert help is especially important for transfer applicants because transfer policies at colleges and universities vary widely. Some schools save spots in each class for transfers, so it can be easier to get in as a junior than as a freshman. A few universities (like some University of California campuses) automatically admit transfer applicants who meet certain criteria. Others (like Princeton) don't take transfers at all, or (like Yale) are much harder to get into as a transfer than as a freshman.

Students attend more than one college for countless reasons. Maybe you needed to attend a community college to repair your record after a rough time in high school. Maybe your admissions results were disappointing the first time around. Maybe the first school is just the wrong fit. Hanna can help you create a strategy that gets you where you belong

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