My name is Louise Larsen and I am passionate about helping high school students with the journey to select a college where they will thrive. I started my practice, August Consulting*, to help clients alleviate stress by staying ahead of the process. I aim to send seniors off to their final year of high school with a list of colleges that they love and their applications complete.
I earned my Independent Educational Consultant certificate at the University of California, Irvine. I am a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling as well as Independent Educational Consultants Association and I completed the IECA Summer Training Institute in 2018. I hold a BA in Economics and Spanish from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, OR. I am a high school Spanish teacher by day and I reside in Rumson, NJ with my husband and three children.
*Many people ask me where I came up with the name August Consulting. When I was working on my certificate, we had an assignment to name our practice. I chose August for several reasons. August 1st is the day that the Common Application opens each year and it is the time that I buckle down with clients to complete the application process. August is also the month that students head off to college. It is my favorite month because the beach is so beautiful and it is the month that I got married. August was the perfect name for my consulting practice!