Founded in 2012 admission2college associates have over 40 years of combined expereince in college admission. Our ability to provide advice, guidance and support to high school students and their parents throughout the college admissions process is backed by our thorough knowledge of how college admissions works and what a student will experience in college.
Mike Griffin, Founder
The value of a college education in a student’s personal and professional life drives the work of admission2college in providing thoughtful and meaningful college counseling. There is no cookie-cutter formula in our approach. Each student is different, so it’s important to personalize our counseling when working with them on their college search, college selections and on their college applications and essays.
Our counseling style is best described by a student in their own words.
“Mike was very helpful throughout the college search and application process. He provided guidance in helping me narrow down what I thought I wanted in a school. However, he never pushed me to pick a school or tried to sway my opinion. He made sure that I was taking steps to apply to schools that were right for me, regardless of other influences in my life. His first priority was making sure that I was setting myself up to be somewhere where I would succeed and fit all of my interests. He helped me prioritized my wants and needs. In addition, he was extremely helpful in the essay writing process, helping me brain storm on my common app essay topic and supplements so that they were unique and well-written.”
My experience comes from over 25 years in undergraduate and graduate college admission and financial aid. What began as a college admissions counselor evolved into leadership roles in college admission offices, developing and implementing admission and financial aid policies.
I served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment at the University of Denver, preceded by the positions of Associate Dean of Admission & Enrollment Services and the Director of Marketing Communications at the university. In addition, I served for six years as the university’s School of Art and Art History Director of Admission and Student Recruitment.
I held the position of Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at the California Institute of Integral Studies, a graduate university located in San Francisco California.
I spent time as a consultant for the College Board and have consulted with colleges and universities throughout the country on their recruitment, admissions and enrollment practices and planning.
My BA in Sociology is from Colorado State University and I studied in the Mass Communications graduate program at the University of Denver.
I’m a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.
Marijo Anderson, WEb Content manager
An Information Analyst with extensive experience in Corporate America, I know all about information overload and trying to make sense of all the information. As a member of the A2C Team, I work hard to gather the most up-to-date information and tools in order for students and parents to make the best decisions about college.
Our goal at A2C is to have all the information and tools you need right here in one place, including online SAT and ACT test prep courses, to maximize your student's potential as a college applicant and increase their college options.
My diverse experience of over 15 years in big business has afforded me the opportunity to develop a solid background in communication planning, content development and technology.
In order to support information management needs of many different groups, I have developed a strong working knowledge of multiple technology platforms, applications and tools that allow me to reach a variety of audiences.
As a Web Marketer and Copywriter I have managed multiple websites and marketed new ideas by providing effective marketing and web content strategy including content creation, social media and email marketing.
I have designed developed and maintained websites to function as a resource for educating and supporting employees.
Also, having had the opportunity to facilitate multiple trainings across a large company allowed me the experience of interacting and collaborating with many diverse groups, developing job aids, handouts and other supporting materials for the training.
My corporate experience includes positions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Human Resource Industry.
I have a BA in Management & Business, as well as a BA in Mathematics from DePaul/Barat College and have studied in the Written Communications Masters program at National-Louis University.
I have also completed multiple Copywriting & Marketing Programs at American Writers & Artists Inc.’s (AWAI).