Ginger helped manage our expectations and was so patient with my son. She challenged him to produce his best work.
— Riverwood Parent
Ginger seemed to “get” our daughter. She was able to bring out the best in her writing and helped her voice what it was she wanted to say.
Her organizational methods make the stress of crafting applications melt away, and her strategies for essay writing enable the student to write thoughtful and meaningful essays that are a perfect response to the colleges' prompts.
— Lakeview Parent
Ginger brought clarity and structure to a process fraught with difficulty and confusion. She was exceedingly helpful.
— St. Pius X Student
— Riverwood Parent
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Welcome to Fay College Counseling, your partner in the college application process. We offer one-on-one college counseling to students and families in the Atlanta metro area and via phone, email and video chat to students anywhere.
Our mission is to support students and their families at every stage of the college application process — from compiling an initial list of colleges to consider to on-time completion of compelling applications to making a final selection for college and course of study.
Ginger Fay, Director of Fay College
Counseling, has over 20 years of experience in the field. She has worked in Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University and Emory University, College Counseling at Phillips Academy Andover and Atlanta International School, and as Alumni Director at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. She has also taught in the Educational Consulting Certificate Program at the University of California at Irvine.
Ginger has read well over 20,000 essays, counseled more than 500 students and spoken at over 50 high schools on the topic of college admissions. She is the author of "Don't Die for Duke: Putting Joy and Common Sense Back in the College Admissions Process," which appeared in the Winter 2003 issue of Independent School Magazine, and holds both a BA and MA from Duke University.
Our commitments to our clients:
To empower students to take control of the college search
To educate students and parents about the college application process
To ensure that applications are completed accurately, compellingly and punctually
To support parents in their search for need-based financial aid and merit scholarships
The college admission process presents students with the opportunity to make their own decisions – to discover their strengths and identify those places that best allow them to grow. In the midst of an increasingly competitive admission marketplace, however, it is increasingly difficult for students to hold onto these values and lessons in a climate that seems to only ask, “How is this going to look on my college application?”
Fay College Counseling is committed to helping students identify those schools that are the best matches for their individual interests, talents and goals, and to helping them prepare the strongest applications to those schools. Fay CC partners with students and their families on the journey to college as they navigate the sometimes murky waters of the college admission process.
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August 6, 2015
GW goes test optional
George Washington University in Washington, DC made national headlines when they announced that they would no longer require the SAT or ACT, joining the growing list (over 850 at last count) of colleges and universitites that are part of the FairTest movement.
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Answers to your questions about the questions and answers on the new SAT
This Time Magazine article highlights the seven major changes students will see on the SAT in 2016 (and the PSAT juniors will take this October).
June 2, 2015