From the Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Franklin and Marshall College…

Subject: IECA Membership recommendation for Margaret Benedict 

Dear IECA Membership Chair, 

It is with the utmost respect, I nominate Margaret Benedict to IECA.  At all times, she personifies what is excellent about our field.  She guides students from diverse communities, across socio-economic backgrounds, and with varying college knowledge to pursue their academic dreams and goals at the appropriate institution.  Her understanding of the college search and application process assists students in finding the college or university that is, or can be, the “right fit”.  Students come first for Margaret, but she is an absolutely wonderful partner.  

From my first encounter with Margaret eight years ago, I have enjoyed working with her.  I admire her work and methodology.  If all students had a Margaret Benedict in their lives, they would be successfully launched and encouraged to find and do their best. 

Margaret would be an asset to IECA. 


Julie Kerich

Interim VP & Dean of Admission & Financial Aid 

Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

From happy parents…

“Dearest Margaret,

 What can I even say, truly words can’t express how thankful we are to have you in our lives, not just because Amy is in her dream school but that she trusted and respected everything you said and did.” 

“[Our Son] really enjoyed his work with you…We so much appreciate the time you took to ‘empower’ him.  The college admission process can be/is overwhelming at times!” 

From grateful students…

Dear Dr. Benedict…

“As I finish my senior year, I wanted to reach out again and thank you for your help during the college process.  Your invaluable advice and countless essay revisions were truly instrumental in guiding me to Cornell, the school of my dreams.  I couldn’t have done it without you and I’m forever grateful for your help.”

“Thank you so much for all of your help…Your advice for my writing and for my SAT preparation has been incredibly helpful to me…I certainly wouldn’t be where I am in the process today if not for you.”