About Charlotte Klaar

Charlotte's Story...

While searching for colleges with my own daughters, I became acutely aware of the struggles and stress young people and their parents go through during college planning, admissions, and selection. I realized that many families needed professional, knowledgeable guidance, and that my background in corporate business management and teaching gave me the ability to offer college consulting services.

That was back in 1995, and today, it’s more true than ever! The coronavirus and ensuing years have thrown numerous wrenches into an already complicated process.

Charlotte Klaar with a student on her About page

I spend hours each week studying the never-ending changes:

I have more than 15 years of experience as an online instructor, including currently teaching in the College Counseling program at UCLA Extension and I formerly taught in the Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting at UC-Irvine. I have also taught at Assumption College in its Masters in School Counseling program.

A Certified Educational Planner and member of IECA since 1995. I have been honored with the Steven R. Antonoff Award for Professional Achievement by the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). The award recognizes an IECA professional who has distinguished him or herself by outstanding contributions to the profession of independent educational consulting.

A Life-long Learner Committed to Helping Students Succeed

As part of my service offerings, I am trained to administer and interpret the Holland Self-Directed Search (SDS), the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII).

My BA is in Liberal Studies from the University of the State of New York, my teaching certificate is from William Paterson University, I have a MS in Interdisciplinary Science Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in General Psychology from Capella University.

My graduate work was focused on the psychology of family systems, and with my years of experience, I’m well-versed in the issues facing teens and their parents.

Prior to the pandemic, I also supplemented my knowledge by visiting colleges nationwide and attending professional conferences.

Charlotte M. Klaar, PhD

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Why Parents And Students Love Charlotte Klaar

My style is no-nonsense, no-excuses to make the college search, application and essay process a delightful adventure of self-discovery and growth for my students. Along the way, I help them learn to make more informed decisions and to own the college search process.

As a result, students respect my knowledge and experience and work hard to meet their assignments and deadlines.

Additionally, understanding how stressful the whole process can be, I act as a buffer between parents and students.

I also understand the importance of knowing your student and family well enough to create a college career path for your student’s unique goals and strengths.

In short, I help your student achieve his or her dreams for college and career!

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