About Dr. Erin Avery

Avery Educational Resources, LLC is an independent educational consulting practice that specializes in counseling students and their families throughout the college and boarding school search and application process. Dr. Erin Avery, founder and IECA Professional Member, has an illustrious educational background, receiving her BA from Boston College, and going on to receive her M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School, and M.St. from Oxford University and a Doctorate from Drew University.

Erin guides her students on a path of self-discovery to uncover their true strengths, interests and passions. And with that knowledge, we embark on a meaningful boarding school, college, or graduate school search, exploring beyond the ratings and rankings, to find a select group of schools that will cultivate who a student really is and what they want to become. When the right school is chosen for the right reasons, it not only fosters a lifelong love of learning, it also provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond the years of formal education.

How will you know where to go until you discover who you are?

With over 3000 four-year colleges and universities to consider in the US alone, choosing the right one can be overwhelming, confusing, and often frustrating. Which is why we don’t start there. At Avery Educational Resources, LLC, we begin by getting to know our students: what excites, captivates and motivates them to excel.

We work closely with students and parents to target universities or schools that best match a student’s individual skills, needs and passions. Through offering exceptional personalized guidance and comprehensive services, including Best Fit Decisions® and the FIT Methodology, Dr. Avery provides unique analysis, discovery and preparation programs that streamline the college and boarding school search and application process to optimize outcomes.

FIT Methodology for the College Search

Avery Educational Resources, using its proprietary FIT Methodology, provides an exceptional, student-centered process. Students love coming to our welcoming, stress-free environment to build their academic blueprint. Our three-pronged FIT Methodology includes:

FOCUS: One place to come to focus entirely on the admissions process.


INTENTION: There is no one “best” college, only the best college for each student.

TECHNIQUE: We break down the process step-by-step, backed by our years of expertise and proven strategies.

Avery Educational Resources, LLC offers a choice of college search packages to meet the needs of a wide variety of students. For those seeking a traditional college experience, we offer our Self-Discovery and Best Fit® packages. For students pursuing a specific educational path, we offer specialized packages, such as Creative Colleges, Prestige Aspirations track, Scholar Athlete, Equestrian Excellence, and Catholic/Homeschool programs. For students with special needs, we have developed a Learning Differences Package. Finally, for out-of-country students or students with exceptional circumstances, we offer Bespoke, an all-inclusive, customized, personalized college package.

“Working with Erin Avery to navigate the college process was a tremendous experience because she always pushed me to think beyond the surface. I gained confidence in my ideas because of her encouragement and tenacity that never let me give up. With Erin Avery’s help I was able to find a university that suits me and my future.” 

—  Ana K.