Casey Near

After transferring from the University of Pennsylvania to Scripps College, Casey caught the college admission bug and hasn’t turned back. She started as a professional backwards walker (tour guide) at Scripps, then helped run visit programs for the admission office. After graduation, she returned to her Bay Area home to work as an admission counselor at Mills College, where she ran the tour program, assisted with transfer admission, and convinced people that women’s colleges are indeed a wonderful idea.

In 2013, she opened the first Collegewise expansion office in the Bay Area and found her true professional fit. After a year of backpacking and working around the world in 2016 (and collecting a few stories along the way), she returned to her counseling roots to run our Newton office. When not vigilantly correcting her students’ grammar, Casey enjoys watching the latest BBC shows, attempting to become a runner, and rereading Harry Potter for the umpteenth time.

Articles

Mastering the Common Application: Tips and Tricks to Stand Out

If you approach the Common Application like a form at the doctor, you're doing it wrong! Here are some ways you can stand out on this prevalent college app.read more

Why a Women's College: Battling One Myth at a Time

Less than 5% of high school-aged women even consider applying to women's colleges, and to these women's college grads (and admission counselors) that's just not enough.read more