Jeannie Borin, M.Ed.

Jeannie Borin, M.Ed.

Jeannie is the President and Founder of College Connections. She stays on the forefront of current and innovative trends in college admission and education. This is evident by her vast social and national media presence, membership in the most highly regarded college admissionsorganizations, public speaking, and attendance at professional college conferences. She also visits colleges throughout the United States building contacts within the admission staff. Her extensive educational background includes school administrator, counselor, admission director, teacher, and curriculum supervisor in both the public and private sectors. Jeannie received her master's degree in counseling and education and Bachelor of Science  in sociology/psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She mentored graduate students through the UCLA counselor training program and is state certified. Jeannie holds a teaching credential issued for life and is a Juilliard School of Music alumnus. Jeannie has been awarded Professional Membership with the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), the most credible educational consulting organization in the United States. She is also a Professional Member of the National and Western Association of College Admissions Counselors as well as the Higher Educational Consultants Association.

Articles

What is the New Coalition Application?

You may have heard whispers of the new Coalition Application, an upcoming alternative to the Common Application. What do we know so far, and what questions remain to be answered?read more

Why Colleges Want Ambitious and Dynamic Students

The college admission process can be overwhelmingly competitive, so it is essential for students to distinguish themselves and stress their additional activities.read more

Your Checklist for Making the Final College Decision

Making an informed college decision is crucial. Factors in selecting a college may vary from person to person. However, there are some common questions every student should take into consideration.read more

When Students are Waitlisted

When a student is waitlisted, college counselors must be armed with advice on the steps they can take to help secure their admission. Jeannie Borin offers her tips.read more

I'm applying to art schools requiring portfolios; what should my portfolio include?

This depends on what the specific college requires. Some will want portraits, stills, graphic, and/or authentic (organic) work.read more

How competitive are most performing arts programs or fine or visual arts programs?

Most are very selective. However, just like with colleges, some more so than others.read more

How should I prepare for my audition for admission?

Research the specific audition requirements for those colleges on your list that have auditions. Pay close attention to deadlines and locations of the auditions. Practice a lot and record your work.read more

What can I expect during my college admission audition?

Generally, a small panel of faculty members from the appropriate department will view your audition. You are expected to be well prepared. If there is a script or musical piece, it is nice to have copies of those available for the panel.read more

How can I get involved in the arts as a non-major student?

There are many elective courses that non-majors can take. Review your college catalogue and speak with your advisor about your options. read more