~ Parent of a Transfer Student from Bloomfield, MI
What a Pro. Our meeting exceeded all of my expectations. I love the way you net things out. Even though I have already put kids through college, the landscape has changed significantly. It is comforting to have someone like you at our side. Thanks for your insight and direction.
~Junior Parent from Bloomfield Hills, MI
We want you to know how excited we are to have met you! You are perfect for our children. Wow! You are so positive and reinforcing about the right things. Thank you! Thank you!
~Sophomore Parent from Grosse Pointe, MI
The meeting was everything and more that we had hoped it would be! Our daughter was so inspired by her time with you, and the follow-up summary and suggestions, that she spent much of break outlining and planning her "next steps." Your knowledge, expertise, and warm personality are a perfect fit for her, and she is so excited to have you "in her corner" as she plans and navigates through the next couple of years as related to college planning.
~Sophomore Parent from Grand Rapids, MI
I will happily recommend you to others here as I think your services were invaluable. I appreciated your very supportive style and all of your efforts... It was an entirely pleasant and stress-less experience. Thank you so much.
~Senior Parent from Washington, DC (online client)
Eva is quoted in the 2007 Kaplan College Guide, "How to Get into College," as well as conversations surrounding college admission and education in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and US News and World Report.
Eva was a resource for Vicki Abeles in
Beyond Measure (2015)
speaking about how to best support
students as they navigate
the college counseling process.
Eva McGregor Dodds, Founder
Eva began working in college admissions in 1991. She has counseled college applicants face to face in Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Massachusetts, and Washington DC. Based in Michigan, she meets in person with local clients and consults online with US and international clients.
Eva has worked in two college admission offices (Harvard, Wooster) and three high schools (Detroit Country Day School, The Holton-Arms School, St. John's School-Houston).
She is an active member of both the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling which presented her with their 2002 "Up and Coming Member Award" when she worked at Detroit Country Day School, and their 2010 "Up and Coming Member Award" in acknowledgment of her contributions as an independent college counselor. She is President of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling.
Eva has visited scores of college admissions offices, often while attending college admissions workshops.
Eva received her CAS from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, an MEd and Secondary Teaching Certification from John Carroll University, and a BA in History from the College of Wooster where she lettered in three sports and served as a team captain. In 2005, she was trained by the College Board to grade the new SAT writing section.
Eva's passion is working with high school students and their families as they navigate the college admission process. She enjoys matching the unique talents and characteristics of students with ideal colleges, while insuring that the applicant is showcased to his or her best possible advantage in the college application process.
She specializes in counseling athletes, visual artists, and performing artists and is experienced in international university admission, including the UCAS system and the Canadian university system.
She enjoys counseling students with learning differences as well as matching students with gap year opportunities and transfer applications.
Eva is well-versed on the multitude of constantly evolving financial aid options and scholarship opportunities.
Her teaching (History), coaching (soccer, track & field, cross country and field hockey), administrative duties (Dean of Students), and college counseling (Director, Counselor, College Admission Interviewer) positions have allowed her to share in the lives of thousands of students.
These experiences have taught her to be a thoughtful listener, a goal-oriented educator/counselor, an effective communicator, and a pro-active advocate for you, the college applicant.
Click above to watch Eva's interview. September, 2013
Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association for College Admission Counseling