IECA provides its members with numerous benefits to help your business succeed. These benefits include current school and program information, discounted business management tools, discounts on publications, marketing tools to help your business, and peer support programs. Check this page often, as we add new benefits every week.
UC San Diego Certificate Program Discount
UC Irvine Certificate Program Discount
UCLA Certificate Program Discount
UC Riverside Certificate Program Discount
College Coaches Online
IECA College & School Tour Guide
IECA Webinars are free for IECA member educational consultants, and are held the second Tuesday of the month at noon (EST). To register, go to IECA's Education Center, and click on 'Webinars.' If you missed a webinar, you can still see it 'On Demand' in the IECA Education Center. Note: CEPs may use IECA webinars toward continuing education requirements.
UC San Diego Extension Specialized Certificate in College Counseling Elective Discount
All IECA members qualify for a 10% discount on any UC San Diego College Counseling Certificate elective class. Elective classes that qualify for the 10% discount include (subject to change): U.S. College/University Application Process and the International Student; Implementing a Comprehensive School Counseling Program; Navigating College Admission Testing; and Counseling Students on College Application Essays.
Click to view course catalogue and schedule.
IECA members should contact the IECA office at 703-591-4850 to receive the discount code. Then, contact Education Programs at UC San Diego Extension at 858-534-9286 or [email protected] to consult with a Program Representative who will assist with your enrollment (please review the schedule and have a course and section in mind). Completion of the UC San Diego Extension College Counseling Certificate program with six (6) additional units (from any of the related UC Extension College Counseling certificate programs) satisfies the experience requirement when applying for associate membership in IECA.
UC Irvine Independent Educational Consultants Certificate Program
10% Discount offered to IECA members
UC Irvine is offering the first-ever certificate program in Independent Educational Consulting, developed in partnership with IECA. All IECA members (professional, associate, and student) will receive a 10% discount on all required and elective courses offered as part of this certificate program. Courses to be offered include: Educational Consulting Resources; Developing an Educational Consulting Business; Transfer, Summer, and Gap Year Programs; Serving Students with Learning Disabilities; Marketing; PR; and much more. IECA members should contact the IECA office to receive the discount code to register for courses. For more information, contact Angela Jeantet, program director at UC Irvine, or 949-824-2033; or Lisa Hoang or 949-824-9304.
UCLA Certificate Program Offers IECA Members Exclusive 10% Discount on College Counseling Certificate Program Courses AND Other Education Department Courses
The UCLA College Counseling Certificate Program is offering IECA members (professional, associate, and student) a 10% discount on all required courses offered as part of this certificate program, and includes the enrichment course, The Business of Educational Consulting. Course offerings: Counseling the College-Bound Student, The College Admissions Process, Testing/Career Assessment, Financial Aid Fundamentals, Special Issues In College Counseling, Using the Internet for College/Career Counseling, and a Practicum. The practicum takes place at a local school site chosen by the certificate candidate and approved by UCLA Extension. In addition, IECA members also receive a 10% discount on most other courses offered in the Education Department at UCLA Extension.
To learn more about the program or to register: Access course descriptions and registration through the links below, or call the Registration Department at 310-825-9971. In either case you will need to provide promo code E2456.
(1) UCLA College Counseling Certificate: www.uclaextension.edu/collegecounseling, then click on the "Curriculum" link, then on the "Required Courses" link.
(2) Courses offered through the Education Department at UCLA Extension: www.uclaextension.edu/teachers, click on the "Our Programs" link on the home page, then search for a course.
UC Riverside College Admissions Counseling Certificate Discount
IECA members will receive a 10% discount per class. If IECA members complete all six courses at UC Riverside Extension, a 15% discount will be given on the sixth and final course, Practicum in Counseling College Bound Students, EDUC X 313.39. For questions or to receive the discount call 800-442-4990 and mention you are an IECA member. Enrollments received at least one week prior to the start date will automatically receive a $50 early registration discount. Classes include: Analysis and Application of Effective Career Counseling Strategies, College Admissions Procedures, Financial Aid Planning for Higher Education, Professional and Ethical Issues in the College Application Process, The College Counseling Process, Practicum in Counseling College-Bound Students.
Certificate description and course schedule
Link to courses open for enrollment, plus you can set up a notification to let you know when a course opens up
College Coaches Online: 25% Discount
Comprehensive Searchable Database for Student Athlete Recruiting Process
Search for Head Coach names, addresses, emails and phone numbers quickly all in one searchable database. Search for colleges by specific needs: location, size, tuition costs, sport and division--you can be very specific and personalize the list. Database updates supported by the NCAA (contact info for all NCAA, NAIA, and Junior college athletic programs throughout the country is included). Available, in one-month, or full-year subscriptions, as well as a stand-alone CD, or a subscription and CD combination. For more information or to place an order go to www.collegecoachesonline.com or call Andy Gold at 303-988-9140, and use the promotion code: IECA123 for your 25% discount (a $5 dollar donation will go towards the IECA Foundation).
IECA College & School Tour Guide
This members-only guide is updated monthly, and includes tour contact names, phone numbers, and email addresses. This online Tour Guide is password protected; members have received the password via email. If you cannot locate it, contact IECA at 703-591-4850, or at [email protected]. Click here to download IECA's College and School Tour Guide.
In conjunction with IECA and other educational conferences, consultant tours of nearby campuses is a major pre-conference activity. Such visits enable consultants to better understand the social environment and communicate more effectively to clients. In addition, many schools and colleges routinely invite consultants for campus visits throughout the year. Such invitations are communicated through the IECA newsletter, "Insights."
One of IECA's most popular activities is our TalkList. Any professional, or associate member with an e-mail address is eligible to be added to this dynamic service. Student members can be added as "read only" participants. The TalkList allows members to send questions, comments, requests, or suggestions of interest to all their fellow IECA members with a single e-mail. The IECA TalkList is exclusively for IECA member consultants and cannot be accessed by non-members. Members who wish to be subscribed to the TalkList must read, sign and return the TalkList Subscriber Agreement form to the IECA office by fax or e-mail. Your subscription will be activated upon receipt of the form and additional instructions will follow by e-mail.
Information on our Affinity Groups can be found here.
Information on our Regional Groups can be found here.
IECA Consultant Mentors Available
The IECA Education and Training Committee extends the offer of having your own mentor during the first year, or at any time during your consultancy. The Mentoring Program is a signature benefit of our Association. Some mentees have more than one mentor for different specialties. For more information, go to our Mentor page. For questions or to order copies of the Mentoring Guide, send an e-mail to info @iecaonline.com, or call the IECA office at 703-591-4850.
IECA's bi-monthly newsletter is mailed to all members and features timely information on admission trends, training opportunities, peer news, and much more. Download current and past issues.
OutcomeTools by BestNotes
Wow Writing Workshop
College Supports for LD
College Planner Pro
CollegiateZone Discount on EDUsystems
College Interviewing "I Got In"
The AchieveWorks Line by Human eSources
College Essay Organizer
Each season, IECA members are entitled to a FREE College Essay Organizer student account valued at $49. Whether you're new to College Essay Organizer or already have an account, simply click here to receive your freebie. Used by hundreds of IECs, this easy-to-use website streamlines the college essay process for you and your clients, instantly providing all the essay questions for any selected schools and showing how the topics overlap so you can work smarter. With the latest upgrades, you'll get:
• a solution to the Common App's many essay glitches
• updated essay questions before the Common App goes live (more than 300 colleges before Aug 1 last year)
• the ability to fully customize your RoadMap so you can control exactly how each client's information is presented
• a more intuitive user experience with our redesigned layout and recently updated algorithm.
Pricing for IECA Members
As a strategic partner, IECA guarantees members the best discounts whenever they use College Essay Organizer:
1-4 clients, $49 each (retail cost)
5-19 clients, $39 each (20% off)
20-49 clients, $34 each (30% off)
50-99 clients, $29 each (40% off)
100+ clients, $24 each (50% off)
For an additional 10% discount off the above prices, enter promo code ieca2015
If you have any questions, send an e-mail to: [email protected] or call 646-448-4927.
Edswell is an intuitive and powerful college counseling platform built around the fundamentals of the college application process. It reimagines what IEC software should look and feel like, providing a visually appealing and user-focused suite of tools for counselors and students. From the simplicity and power of the new College Plans feature to Edswell Forum (a unique network connecting all counselors on the platform) to Time Capture, Edswell has established itself as a product and thought leader in the industry. Edswell is the only counseling software with native, start-to-finish support for application essays, including prompts for over 1,000 of the most applied-to colleges and an innovative draft management system that enables counselors and students to write, share, and edit drafts within the platform.
Anyone can create a free account by visiting https://edswell-beta.com and completing the form on the homepage. A credit card is not required, and accounts remain free until the user decides to add their own students. After that, pricing is as follows: $9/month for the first two students; $2/month for each additional student. Send an email to [email protected] to request your 15% IEC discount.
OutcomeTools by BestNotes
Best Notes offers IECA members a special discount on OutcomeTools.
Use OutcomeTools to electronically administer, score, and report on many types of outcome measures. The system provides real-time feedback to increase the engagement of participants and staff. Smart automation frees providers to focus on aligning participant responses with treatment and service plans. OutcomeTools can be used as a stand-alone system--raw data can be easily exported to other statistical tools for analysis, including Excel. The OutcomeTools system will give you the ability to automatically send/receive questionnaires/surveys to clientele. This data can quantify your outcomes to drive your goals for the future.
Outcome Tools can be used as a standalone product for only $30 per month (regular cost $100)
For those who already utilize BestNotes, you can add OutcomeTools for only $30 per month (regularly priced at $100 per month).
For questions or to learn how OutcomeTools can improve your interventions, please contact Jon at 866-543-6646
GuidedPath is introducing new tools to help with college planning. With the new college dashboard, and a new drop down navigation menu, you will find GuidedPath has a new Pizzazz! We want you to try GuidedPath and see these changes. Even if you tried it in the past, try it again. Check out the new vibrant look for yourself. We are making you a special offer, as an IECA member IECA members,try GuidedPath now and receive a special discount worth $20 / month.
1. Sign up for a GuidedPath trial now (before May 31, 2016)
2. Use this special discount coupon code: GPMAY2016
3. Try GuidedPath FREE for one month.
4. At the end of your 30 day trial period, receive a $20 discount EVERY MONTH of your account Contact [email protected] for more information or to request a demonstration.
Wow Writing Workshop
Wow Writing Workshop Wow Writing Workshop has developed a method to help college-bound students write application essays that stand out. Every student has a unique voice and a compelling story. By empowering students to confidently write those stories, Wow helps prepare young people for college and beyond. IECA members who become members of WowWritingWorkshop.com can spend more time counseling students and less time reviewing endless essay drafts. Wow supports its IEC partners with professional webinars and resources as well. IECA members receive great deals for themselves and students, including $100 off the Wow Partners Program. Go to wowwritingworkshop.com/IECA to learn more!
College Supports for Learning Differences
College Supports for Learning Differences offers IECA members an unlimited use at a 30% discount ($105) for an individual IEC practice (regularly $150), and an unlimited annual subscription rate of $299 for an institutional IEC practice for use on up to four computers (regularly $350). Developed by two veteran IECA members, Jill Burstein and Susan Hanflik, the website subscription service was born out of a desire to provide up-to-date information necessary to find "best fit" placement for every child, regardless of the learning differences they may have. All information obtained has come from personal interviews with service providers at the individual colleges and universities. Information will be continuously updated, comprehensive, and offer users the ability to create customized lists for students based upon accommodation level, location, school size, etc. For questions, contact Jill Burstein, [email protected], or to subscribe go to www.collegesupports.com
IECA and CollegeWebLD have teamed up to offer members access to CollegeWebLD at a reduced annual subscription rate of $135 (15% discount). CollegeWebLD is a searchable database that allows IECs to view, search, and compare the disability support available at U.S. colleges and universities. CollegeWebLD provides current, detailed information on learning support services and comprehensive programs, such as documentation guidelines, types of academic support, social support, assistive technology, students served, and contact information. To register for a free 10-day trial, go to www.collegewebld.com and click "Register." You will be sent a temporary password to "subscribe" and log in using your password. Enter the code IECA15 when prompted. After all the subscription information has been completed the discount will be visible on the next page. (You will be able to review your order prior to submitting.) For additional information, contact [email protected] or 301-774-5211.
IECA has teamed with CollegePlannerPro to provide IECA professional and associate members with an easy to use, yet powerful online software solution to organize, grow, and market your business. From tracking student admission tasks, building college lists, recruiting prospective clients, scheduling meetings, and adding to-do's, CollegePlannerPro delivers a complete software solution. Additionally, IECA members can communicate and collaborate directly with students via CustomCollegePlan.com which is included in the CollegePlannerPro service. CollegePlannerPro is proud to offer IECA members a recurring 25% discount on all subscription plans. Simply enter the promotional code IECA25 when creating your CollegePlannerPro account. Members may change subscription plans at any time with the discount still applied. There are no set-up fees and you may cancel your account at anytime. To register for an account, visit our "plans" page at www.CollegePlannerPro.com/pricing . Select a plan by clicking a "Choose Plan" button under the plan you wish to subscribe to and complete the account creation form. For more information or to request a free personal webinar to demo CollegePlannerPro, which includes a free trial of the software, go to www.CollegePlannerPro.com ; or send an e-mail to [email protected] ; or call 1-919-901-1900
CollegiateZone Discount on EDUsystems
IECA has partnered with CollegiateZone to offer Professional and Associate members EDUsystems Pro and EDUsystems Xpress – College & Career/CTE Workforce Readiness System at a special rate. EDUsystems Pro is a web-based software system that streamlines college preparation and career planning for students, parents, and independent educational consultants. It provides an all inclusive administrative resource system designed to launch "Life after High School" success. EDUsystems Pro features MindSight, powered by the Birkman Method, an advanced college and career matching evaluation for students of all ages. It combines behavioral and psychological interest, and motivation results to map out an academic transition plan. The evaluation results match students with the right major or skill set, and identifies the right career/CTE workforce or college pathway.
It also includes:
• A comprehensive database of careers with detailed information, including expected knowledge, responsibilities, wage/salary information, and colleges that offer associated majors;
• Admissions information on 7,500 U.S. colleges, SAT/ACT gauge, majors, scholarships, and virtual tours;
• A database of scholarships, endowments, and fellowships;
• SAT/ACT exam preparation;
• Automatically generates student resumes;
• Management that allows IECs to track students' activity and create reports.
Offer & Cost
• CollegiateZone offers IECA members EDUsystems Pro College & Career/CTE Workforce Readiness System with MindSight academic and career transition evaluation at a reduced rate of $69.99 per student, saving $100 off the $169.99 retail price.
• EDUsystems Xpress (includes Interest Profiler, not MindSight) College & Career/CTE Workforce Readiness System can be purchased by IECA members for $19.99/student (discounted 42% off the $34.99 retail price).
• To purchase or request more information, contact CollegiateZone at 866-334-5400
or [email protected] For a demo, call Rashena Flagg (713) 334-5400. The offers expires June 3, 2017.
Vocab Videos is a creative system for learning vocabulary being used by teachers and students across the country. The Web-based platform features hilarious short videos that illustrate the meanings of 500 high value and frequently tested SAT vocabulary words. The videos leverage verbal, auditory, and visual cues enabling students to effectively learn and remember the meanings of these difficult words. The Vocab Videos system also includes digital quizzes and extensive review material. The online vocabulary platform can be implemented by IECA members for use with students in their office or at home. Students can also purchase their own individual accounts. Vocab Videos educator accounts allow for monitoring of student test results and progress.
IECA members will receive a 30% DISCOUNT on any Vocab Videos subscription or group package! Simply go to www.VocabVideos.com , click "Subscribe and Get Started," and enter the coupon code "YMQ3NT" in Step 3 of the checkout.
Vocab Videos Single-User Pricing:
1-month subscription: $9.99 ($6.99 with IECA 30% discount!)
12-month subscription: $49.99 ($34.99 with IECA 30% discount!)
Vocab Videos Classroom and Group Pricing:
Pricing for Vocab Videos classroom and group packages is dependent on the number of students who will be using the system. If you're interested in a group package, please contact us for more information.
For more information about Vocab Videos or for details about group packages please contact [email protected] or call Caroline Romano at 646-216-9187 ext. 202.
If you're interested in trying out the system before getting started with a subscription, please register for our two-week FREE trial at www.vocabvideos.com/vocab-videos-for-educators.html.
College Interviewing - "I Got In" Keys to Successful College Interviews
Exclusive IECA Discount
IECA consultants are being offered exclusive pricing on this interviewing technique prep designed for high school juniors and seniors. The program comes with a comprehensive teaching guide that helps consultants or the consultant's designee walk individuals or groups through the interviewing process, from the initial handshake to the final goodbye (followed by a thank you note). The materials are available to IECA members for a one-time fee of $249, $50 dollars off the regular cost of $299. With the purchase of "I Got In!" Keys to Successful College Interviews, ONLY IECA members will receive a list of advanced interview questions. The class itself includes many common interview questions with suggestions for answers, but this extra list, compiled from many sources, is arranged by topic and is useful for preparing students for really in-depth questions. For more information or to order, contact Lesley Cymrot at Learning Seminars Company, 914-328-3506, or e-mail [email protected]
The AchieveWorks line by Human eSources:
(Do What You Are, The PEPS Learning Style Inventory, MI Advantage, Career Edition Program and the College Readiness Program)
It takes a personal approach to guide your clients toward their future goals. Human eSources offers effective online resources to help individuals learn about themselves, create strategies for success, and plan for the future. Use our personality type, learning style, and multiple intelligences AchieveWorks™ assessments to help your clients gain the knowledge, skills and motivation they need to succeed in school, in their careers, and in their personal lives—now available within CollegePlannerPro! Use our online textbook, CollegeScope™, to prepare students for that critical first year of college. Let our programs help you provide targeted, personalized guidance! NEW: IECA members receive all three AchieveWorks assessments for $20 per client ($39.95 value) when ordering from CollegePlannerPro or Human eSources. Minimum purchase of 10 required from Human eSources. Learn more at www.humanesources.com/ieca
StudentAid.com Takes Guesswork Out of College Financial Planning
IECA and StudentAid.com have partnered to offer IECA consultants the College Cost & Planning Report™ - the first of its kind to provide, accurate side-by-side net cost and student aid eligibility comparisons. Each report is personalized for your clients' specific financial situation and the colleges the students are considering. This full, custom 50+ page report gives you and your clients reliable insight into which colleges will offer the best deal- before families spend time and money applying to colleges. Download a sample report here. IECA consultants' receive a 10% discount for a comparison of up to 10 colleges of a client's choice. The cost to IECA members or their clients to use StudentAid.com's online service starts at only $44. In addition to a unique affordability comparison, each custom report provides hard-to-find details about colleges, specifics about grants and tax benefits they qualify for, and a personalized timeline. Help your clients determine how to pay for college by introducing them to this one-of-a-kind service. IECA provides members with a co-branded Web site for clients to access the service at IECA.StudentAid.com. For more information, download StudentAid's flyer.
ePrep Offers IECA-Only Discount on Online SAT, ACT and PSAT Prep Program
ePrep has announced its largest discount ever, exclusively for IECA members. Not only will this provide substantial savings to IECA consultants, but you will also be able to pass on substantial savings to your client families. ePrep uses a "test-grade-review" methodology and a proprietary online, video-based delivery platform, which makes connecting with an expert affordable and possible-anytime and from virtually anywhere in the world.
• IECA members can receive a 60% to 80% discount off ePrep's comprehensive range of online test prep courses and receive over $1,200 in free course credits for your students when you sign up. Pass along the savings to your students.
• ePrep will provide training and instruction on how to use the ePrep test prep course to all members.
• IECA members will receive their own "ePrep Dashboard" where they can easily set up students with any ePrep course.
Purchase course credits in packs of 1, 5, 10, and 20. To issue a course to your students, simply enter their name and e-mail address, and they can immediately begin their ePrep course. ePrep provides bi-weekly, live webinars for your students and parents, as well as complete customer and technical support.
To get started, sign up at https://www.eprep.com/affiliates. For more information or questions, contact support at: [email protected]; or 877-377-3744.
Lenovo PC Products
Web Design US
Personalized Newsletters for the College Advisor
College Unraveled: Parent Education Workshop Presentation System
Web & Graphic Design Services
IEC Specific Customizable Forms
Credit Card Processing
Hertz Car Rental Discounts
NBCreativ Inc Creative Solutions
Need help adding the IECA Logo to your website? You want your logo on your homepage but you need to have it connected with your name, not your practice. Exclusive pricing for IECA members. Add your name to the IECA logo: $20; Add logo to your website: $25. (Pricing may vary based on difficulty of implementing logo on website.) Website improvements are also possible. WordPress updates, Social media icons, Google Analytics. Order now or ask for an estimate at www.nbcreativ.com/order/
Lenovo PC Products
IECA members can save up to 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s product line. Take advantage of great deals on everything you need for your office and home, including all laptops, tablets, desktops, all-in-ones, workstations, servers, and accessories. This includes savings on a variety of top products, including ThinkPad notebooks. IECA members also receive:
• Free ground shipping on all web orders
• Monthly limited time special offers
• Access to energy-efficient green technologies
For more information and easy ordering, call 800-426-7235, ext. 5072 or visit www.lenovo.com/ieca. Be sure to check the website often;special offers change frequently.
Web Design by Local Marketing US
Whether you need a landing page or a custom website, Local Marketing US can design a website that is 100% optimized to increase your rankings on Google, Yahoo, and Bing and viewable in all platforms (computer, tablet, mobile) at an affordable price. There is no charge for monthly maintenance fees. Local Marketing US provides discounted and upgraded website designs exclusively for IECA members. Members can have their very own custom-made, fully optimized, website design without costing a fortune. Benefits of purchasing a website from Local Marketing US:
• One time flat rate for website purchase of $1,250 (a $250 discount!)
• All websites are custom
• All websites are optimized for search engines
• No monthly maintenance fees
• All websites are secure from hackers
• You control your domain and hosting
Added bonus only for IECA members: if you purchase a website from Local Marketing US, they will help you create and optimize your local map listings for Google, Yahoo, and Bing as well as any social media that you would like to have including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, and YouTube.
For information or questions, contact Max Weiss, [email protected]; 619-291-2587; or to place an order for a web design, click here.
Personalized Newsletters for the College Advisor
Looking for a way to maintain substantive communication with clients and prospective families? For the past ten years, The College Advisor has been publishing an individually customized monthly newsletter designed to inform and educate your clients while simultaneously promoting your independent educational consulting practice. Now, we've partnered with IECA to provide it as a special benefit to IECA members. Each newsletter is customized for individual subscribers with your own corporate information. Consultants choose their own masthead, incorporating a photo or corporate logo and corporate colors as desired. You can even match your website header! Regularly priced at $399 for a year's subscription (ten issues), the College Advisor is offering an extra month free to IECA members. Please indicate that you are an IECA member when ordering. Order form and a sample newsletter may be found at www.thecollegeadvisor.net/consultants. For questions call 818-263-7536 or e-mail [email protected].
Save up to 34% on a broad portfolio of services, including air, international and ground services. Plus, savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs. UPS understands how important reliability, speed and cost are to meeting your business goals and your customers' needs. Put the power of logistics to work for you. To enroll and start saving today, visit http://www.savewithups.com/ieca/ or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
College Unraveled: Parent Education Workshop Presentation System
Become the go-to resource for college consulting in your region by hosting your own College Unraveled workshops. This turnkey college planning workshop presentation system provides you with a time and cost-effective way of reaching the parents of ninth through eleventh grade students who live in your practice area. College Unraveled consists of four PowerPoint presentations, a full set of presenter notes, additional handouts, a printed parent manual ready for duplication, and a set of marketing ideas and materials, all branded with your company logo. Each hour and a half-long presentation focuses on a different aspect of the college process. Your own expertise, experiences, and anecdotes bring the Power Points to life.
To maintain the integrity and reputation of College Unraveled workshops, only IECA members will be permitted to license these presentations. IECA members are being offered a one-year license to the series at a cost of $500- half the cost of the $1,000 value. This fee includes everything you need to present and market your first series. Multi-consultant practices may license additional consultants at $100/per licensee. Your license allows you to offer an unlimited number of workshops within the contract year. The series is updated each summer so the presentations always include the latest information available.
For more information, visit the College Unraveled Web site at www.collegeunraveled.com, call 818-263-7536, or e-mail gail@ collegeunraveled.com
Web & Graphic Design Services by Educational Consultant Platform
Do you need help with getting your business online? Do Web sites, search engines, blogs, e-commerce, social media, search engine optimization, and e-mail marketing overwhelm you? IECA has teamed with Educational Consultant Platform (ECP) to offer IECA consultants web and graphics design services specially geared to the IEC business. Web site features include personalized template for your company, e-mail marketing, online billing tools, blog capability, mobile-ready, and much more. Graphics design services include logo design, business cards, and brochures. ECP is offering website and design services at 10% off to IECA members. To help you get started quickly, the custom websites can also include initial graphics and text (which you can update yourself whenever you wish). IECA consultants specify that you are a member after arranging your service. For more details, click here. For questions, send an e-mail to: [email protected] or call 877-888-7850.
IEC Specific Customizable Forms
IECA Member Exclusive Discount
One of the most difficult things for new (and experienced) IECs is to develop a set of attractive and personalized forms to help guide your students through the process. Off the Wall Industries (in conjunction with My CCA), will provide IECA members with a set of IEC-specific forms that are personalized with your logo, address, and information. These forms include an IEC contract, initial interview, family information, academic profile, high school timelines, financial aid timelines, campus visit checklist, and more. The forms are available as PDFs for printing or as an Adobe Reader enabled form that can be filled out and e-mailed. Personalized PDF forms: $125 instead of the regular price of $175 (a savings of $50) With Electronic Form Fields $175 off the regular price of $250 (a savings of $75) To view a set of forms go to, www.collegeladydc.com/forms.html. For more information contact Wendie Lubic at [email protected]
Credit Card Processing
IECA and TransFirst have partnered together to bring competitive rates to our members. TransFirst is one of the nation's premier providers of electronic payment solutions and technologies. To see how this new program can work for you, fax your three most recent Visa/MasterCard statements to: TransFirst Corporate Sales, Attn: Kenny Roark, Senior Account Analyst, using this toll free fax: 866- 271-1411; Phone: 657-238-5000 Ext. 5143; [email protected]. If you do not currently have credit card processing, contact Kenny Roark at TransFirst to learn how easy it can be. IMPORTANT: Be sure to state that you are a current member of IECA to receive program benefits.
Hertz Car Rental Discounts
IECA members can receive discounts off rentals in the U.S. and around the world. Just mention the Hertz discount number CDP#1758936 when making your reservation. Then present your Hertz Member Discount Card at the time of rental. Go to Hertz for reservations, services and special offers. For phone reservations, call Hertz at 1-800-654-2200.
Professional Liability Insurance
IECA has teamed with American Professional Agency to offer professional liability insurance to IECA members. Both Professional and Associate members are eligible to receive insurance through American Professional. Access application forms and other important information from http://americanprofessional.com. Or, you may contact American Professional Agency directly at 800-421-6694, and let them know that you are an IECA member. For more information, download American Professional's brochure.
Exclusive IECA Discount on Healthcare Help: Pay as You Go Membership Pricing
For $29.95 a year, IECA members and their families (including member, spouse, dependent children, parents, and parents-in-law) have access to this service. Health Proponent offers access to expert, personalized help to resolve a full range of healthcare and insurance-related problems. You will pay additional fees for only the services you need.
Personal Health Advocate
An initial consultation and estimates of time and cost to resolve your problem.
• Free 30 minute consultations
• $98 for the first case
• $89, each additional case
• $49 to locate physicians and set appointments
Medical Bill Saver: HealthProponent will negotiate uncovered medical or dental bills of $400 or more at no upfront cost to you. If they are successful, they share in 25 percent of the savings.
Online Health Tools: Unlimited access to tools to help you manage your health.
For more information or to subscribe to Health Proponent,go to www.healthproponent.com/ieca or call 866-939-3435.
Association Health Programs – Health and Business Insurance
Many individuals save as much as 50% on their premiums. This a great opportunity for those who don’t have health insurance, are healthy, and can’t afford the very expensive plans offered through Healthcare Reform. AHP is part of a national pool (over 300 national associations) to allow them to offer our members these special plans and rates. For more information, go to www.associationpros.com/ieca or call Association Health Programs at 888-450-3040. In addition to regular health insurance, there are five basic types of personal insurance. Many people don’t realize that incorporating at least one of these can help alleviate a financial hardship later on.
Disability Insurance provides you with a monthly payment which replaces part of your lost income due to an illness or injury. It allows you to maintain your standard of living if you are disabled or unable to work.
Critical Illness Insurance pays you a lump sum amount on the first diagnosis of a serious medical condition (such as cancer, heart attack, etc.) covered by your policy. The payment allows you to cover additional costs incurred by the illness or to use for any other purpose during or after your recovery.
Long Term Care Insurance provides payments if you require care in your home or in a facility, and allows you to cover some or all of the cost of long term care instead of using your savings. As a reminder, Medicare does not cover long term care. Life Insurance pays a tax free lump sum amount to your named beneficiaries upon your death. This allows your beneficiaries to pay off your debts and maintain their standard of living after you die.
Supplemental Health Insurance covers a remaining portion of health care costs not covered by your regular health insurance, including Accident, Dental and Travel Insurance. These give you and your family access to health care you may need at home or abroad.
Book offer: Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs
Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Graduates
Canadian University Publications
Wintergreen-Orchard House Discounts
Hedberg College Maps
Princeton Review Discount
Lands End Monogramming
The IECA Bookstore features books by members, upcoming and past speakers, IECA webinar presenters, and many others. Powered by Amazon.com, both print and Kindle versions of books are offered for sale, based on availability. If you are a published author and would like your book to be featured here, please let us know. Note: we can only include books that are available on Amazon.com.
"Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs"
Discount Book Offer for IECA members
The latest edition that compares public university honors programs is INSIDE HONORS: Ratings and Reviews of Sixty Public University Honors Programs. The 400-page book is the successor to two editions titled “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs." The new book offers lengthy narrative profiles of fifty public university honors programs, along with an additional ten summary reviews. Each profile also contains ratings of program components, assigning 3 to 5 "mortarboards" (like star ratings for movies or book rating systems), in the following categories: honors graduation requirements; number and type of honors courses, including the number of courses in 15 key disciplines; honors class sizes; honors graduation rates; ratio of honors staff to students; honors residence halls; prestigious awards; and priority registration for classes. INSIDE HONORS has unique data about actual SAT and ACT averages for each program, honors application deadlines, actual high school rank and GPAs, and actual class size and course information based on extensive data provided by honors deans and directors. The latest book has much more information about merit scholarships than previous editions.
Discount for IECA Members: Books are $14.41 each (retail price $16.95); with FREE shipping, this is a 29% discount off of regular retail plus shipping of $20.50. For questions or to order, send an email stating the number of copies you wish to order along with your mailing address to [email protected], ATTN: Wendy. (They will not send marketing emails to anyone who has ordered our book.) PLEASE SPECIFY CHECK OR PAYPAL/CREDIT CARD mode of payment. Once payment is received, they ship the order, which should take 2-3 weeks to arrive. Checks should be payable to John Willingham, 1602 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232.
"Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Graduates"
Discount Book Offer for IECA members
Building a network of business contacts is one of the most empowering things graduates can do to build their careers—and being liked is critical to professional success. Whether you’re looking for your first job, want to grow in your current job, or desire new opportunity, this book will show you how to make yourself a "Go To Person" in your industry and use networking to achieve amazing career success. This is the career advice book for grads who want to build their network. Learn easy ways to meet people Build a supportive networking team Put others at ease in social networking situations IECA members can now purchase copies of Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Graduates at a 25% discount for the hardcover (regular cost $29.95)and paperback (regular cost $21.95) editions and receive a 40% discount on sales of 50 units of more. Makes a great gift. For questions or to order contact [email protected] and indicate you are an IECA member.
CollegeCountdown.com Exclusive Discounts
IECA, in partnership with CollegeCountdown.com, offers exclusive access to great college-going resources. Whether online or physical books, they're specially priced just for IECA members. You and your clients will have access to all the top resources for the college process in one place, categorized so you can easily choose the right resource.
• Fiske Interactive Online: All the information that you love from the Fiske Guide to Colleges now with the ability to take notes on your favorite schools, use integrated Google maps for campus visits, and create personalized college lists for you and your clients. Available on the Web with any browser, Mac or PC.
• Financial Fit: As you guide students to the best colleges, the Financial Fit program's video tutorials and online software bring awareness of college affordability to the college selection process, so that parents and students can find the right college at the right price.
• The Naked Roommate Suite of Products: Help students and parents adjust to college life with New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen's NAKED suite of products. These essential guides are packed with expert advice that parents need and students want.
• MyMaxScore Diagnostic: The MyMaxScore Diagnostic test will pinpoint your clients' strengths and weaknesses so you can decide what they need to study to max their ACT and SAT scores. Better scores means better college lists for your clients!
Contact the education team at [email protected] or 800-432-7444 for general questions or to request a product demonstration or quote.
25% off select titles in the CollegeCountdown.com Bookstore: IECA members receive 25% off select titles in the CollegeCountdown.com Bookstore. Use the code IECA2012 at checkout.
The Directory of Canadian Universities now a Free Online Searchable Database
Canadian universities offer undergraduate and graduate programs in many fields. Rather than browsing through all the Web sites of Canadian universities, you can now search their comprehensive database. It contains over 10,000 program records. From the search results, you can click through directly to more detailed program information on the university Web sites. www.aucc.ca/can_uni/search/index_e.html
Wintergreen-Orchard House Discounts for IECA Members
Wintergreen-Orchard House offers professional, associate, and student members substantial discounts on Wintergreen's products, including the CADS Hyper-Handbook (IECA members pay $59 instead of the regular price of $199).
Wintergreen is now offering IECA members a custom data licensing package geared to your data needs, saving thousands over their commercially licensed fee. Pick any 10 data fields and Wintergreen will create a custom Excel data file. Receive college statistics on over 1,800 public and private four-year institutions- data at your fingertips for your college research. IECA members exclusively receive $94.90 off the non-member rate of $949.
School Consultants - Wintergreen has discounted their whole selection of Porter Sargent Handbooks. For example, a set of four Porter Sargent handbooks is $199 (a savings of $65)! Go to www.wintergreenorchardhouse.com/ieca.html to see Wintergreen's full line of products. To order, use the discount code IECA14.
Branded for Educational Consultants and Offered at Substantial Discount for IECA Members
IECA has partnered with Hedberg Maps to offer a customizable version of the fold out college map that many of you have been using. The map itself remains the same, but with the addition of an IECA/Educational Consultant identifier.
- On the cover of the map, where it currently reads, "Professor Pathfinder's Map of U.S. Colleges and Universities," the IECA version has been customized to read "The Educational Consultants Map of U.S. Colleges and Universities."
- The back cover explains the benefits to hiring an IECA member.
- There is also a place on the back cover for consultants to attach their business card, stamp, or other personalization. This makes the map an ideal promotional give-away. To order, download IECA's Publication Order Form
IECA and The Princeton Review are pleased to offer IECA professional, associate, and student members a 15% discount on their publications. No minimum purchase required. View the publications or to order and receive your discount and free shipping.
IECA Logo Available for Monogramming
Onto Lands' End Clothing and Other Products
IECA has contracted with Lands' End to make the IECA logo available for monogramming onto a large selection of clothing and items. To order or browse the selections, go to our Lands' End IECA eStore at ces.landsend.com/IECA (case sensitive). For phone orders call Lands' End at 800-587-1541; the IECA logo number is #0741819K (embroidering the logo adds about $5 to the cost of the item). Wear your Association's logo with pride and differentiate yourself as an IECA member. Great to wear on campus tours, college fairs, at IECA, NACAC, NATSAP and other conferences, or at speaking engagements, etc. Happy shopping!
IECA Pins Available to Order
We take pride in our members, who are well respected in the educational consulting and academic communities. We hope you will look for numerous opportunities to wear your IECA pin, and differentiate yourself with pride, such as on college and school tours, at conferences, and when you give presentations. To order IECA pins, fill out IECA's Printed Materials Order form, and e-mail, fax or mail to the IECA office. Cost: $5 per pin, or three pins for $10. Add $1 for shipping and handling.
Live and Online SAT/ACT CRASH COURSES
Campanile College Tours
TRACK IT College Planning Curriculum
Campus Visits Journal
Animal Kingdom Personality cards
Animal Kingdom Personality cards help start conversations with young adults who are on the verge of making major life decisions, such as where to go to college or what career path to pursue. By reacting to a series of simple statements on the cards, teens learn about their innate personality and lifestyle preferences and priorities. They also gain insights into their behavior style in groups. The cards are an excellent tool for promoting self-knowledge and encouraging growth. They are easy to use and are valuable for children as young as eight. Check out the cards at http://collegeladydc.com/Personality_Cards.html Exclusive: To receive free shipping and a set of bookmarks with your purchase, IECA members should e-mail Wendie Lubic directly at [email protected] to order.
New Pricing! Huge Savings for IECA Members!
The YouScience Profile (previously called Latitude) helps students discover their true strengths and set their career and educational direction. YouScience is the only holistic approach that allows students to find the intersection of their natural aptitudes (what they do naturally well), specific interests (what they love to do) and career opportunities (what the job market needs). These packages are a great opportunity to leverage the YouScience Profile as a real asset to your practice. Discounted pricing for IECA members:
Purchases of 10 99 Profiles: $10/Profile
Purchases of 100+ Profiles: $7.50/Profile
IECA members are welcome to try it complimentary (if they haven't already). They can do so by submitting the form at www.youscience.com/counselor. For questions or to order call YouScience at 844-YouScience (844-968-7243) and let them know you are an IECA member. To view a short video about the YouScience Profile go to: www.youscience.com
Live and Online SAT/ACT CRASH COURSES
Exclusively for IECA Member Clients!
We all have clients who procrastinate and ignore our pleas to prep for the SAT and ACT. Now IECA, in cooperation with College Planning Partnerships, is pleased to announce a service that is available ONLY to IECA Members' clients. Live, online crash courses that will be offered on Saturdays, two weeks prior to the SAT and ACT exams throughout school year. There will be two types of classes: the traditional four-hour course will have 6 to 14 students and cost $175, including books that are mailed to the students. The open enrollment class will have a minimum of 18 students and cost $95, including books. Both courses will be taught by live instructors. For more information, contact [email protected] or (860) 664-9857. Download the flyer to give to your client families; they can register here: www.satprepct.com/course-listings/iecacrashcourse
10% Discount Offered Exclusively to IECA Members
IECA announces a partnership with AdmissionsCheckup.com. IECA members can upload college, graduate school or transfer applications and get feedback from former admissions officers BEFORE the IEC's student actually submits the application. AdmissionsCheckup.com can even route an application to a former admissions officer from the student's first choice (or similar level) college. In addition to being a selling point to IEC's prospective clients, AdmissionsCheckup.com differentiates your admissions practice. This 100% confidential service provides the knowledge base of admissions officers who have evaluated many thousands of applications and made admit, deny, wait-list and defer decisions. It makes clear that your practice employs the highest possible quality standards and could increase your clients' admit rates. Their admissions officers hail from: Princeton, Boston University, Amherst, Brandeis, Hamilton, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Oberlin, Occidental, Pomona, Smith, Swarthmore, Tufts, Williams, and more. For more information, go to www.AdmissionsCheckup.com, contact Stephanie Klein Wassink [email protected], or call 888-667-6219.
Campanile College Tours
Campanile College Tours provides customized family itineraries for college visits. We take students far beyond a "walk around the quad" with personalized itineraries created by an educational consultant and certified travel agent, using the college list provided by the IECA. From complex multi-state tours, audition tours, or single campus visits, we create a day on each campus with a variety of activities tailored to the interests of the student and we coordinate all travel, lodging, and transportation needs. An excellent opportunity for both domestic and international families. Your families will have an amazing, worry-free college trip. For more information visit www.collegetours.us or contact Elizabeth Stone at [email protected] or 650-579-6180.
The Redesigned 2016 SAT/ACT Diagnostic
NEW! College Planning Partnerships has partnered with IECA to offer one free redesigned SAT/ACT Diagnostic and a discount on any subsequent orders. The diagnostic exam lets students know whether they are more likely to score higher on the redesigned SAT or the ACT. The IECA membership discount ranges from $3 to $5 per student who takes the exam. The redesigned exam consists of eight sections that present redesigned SAT and ACT-style questions that measure reading, math, grammar and science abilities. After a student takes the test, the counselor is provided a score report that explains which test the student is more likely to score higher on and notes the areas that need further preparation. CPP offers further benefits to counselors whose students work with CPP on test prep. These benefits include free SAT/ACT Diagnostic exams. Contact them at [email protected] or 860-664-9857 to set up a time to demonstrate how they tutor live and online and to learn more about their SAT/ACT Diagnostic. More than 100 consultants use CPP's SAT/ACT Diagnostic exam.
• Download a copy of the redesigned SAT/ACT Diagnostic:
• Request your free SAT/ACT Diagnostic credit by emailing [email protected]
• To order with an IECA discount, please go to www.satactdiagnostic.com/orderform
TRACK IT College Planning Curriculum
Launching a new practice? Growing your established independent educational consulting business? The TRACK IT! College Planning Curriculum can help you take it to the next level. The college planning process is a combination of education and guidance, so the question becomes: are your educational materials engaging your students? This innovative and professional curriculum offers educational materials that can be used within your framework of college planning services. It consists of eleven comprehensive units designed to take a student from the very beginning of the college planning process, all the way through college applications. Each unit includes dynamic presentations, student fact sheets, interactive worksheets, and informative parent articles. Now available for the Apple iPad too! IECA members receive a 15% discount on the TRACK IT! College Planning Curriculum- the largest discount available to any professional membership group. To learn more, visit: www.TheCollegePlanningCenter.com or contact [email protected] or (916) 985-0453 to schedule an introductory demonstration. Proof of IECA membership is required.
IECA announces a partnership with CollegeSolved to provide interested members with the opportunity to appear on the CollegeSolved Web site. IECA members alone will be the ONLY independent educational consultants who will have the IECA logo featured with their name. CollegeSolved facilitates connections between independent educational consultants and a global marketplace of college-bound high school students. Membership is free for IECs and provides an opportunity for expansion of your practice around the world. For more information contact: Hayward Majors, 917-334-3255 or [email protected].
Campus Visit Journal for your Client Families
IECA and Collegia offer IECA members with a "Campus Visit Journal" branded with the IECA logo to help your clients keep track of the different campuses they visit. It helps remind clients to write down their thoughts while the experience is fresh in their minds. The Journal is available for download here
Want to provide an additional valuable service to your client families? Amtrak is offering a discount on tickets for your "campus visiting" juniors and seniors and a parent or guardian (up to two additional children ages two - 15 may travel for half off). The Amtrak discount allows client families to "Buy One Ticket, Get 50% Off Companion Ticket!" which can be helpful to your families when planning their college visits. For more information go to http://www.campusvisit.com/amtrak .