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College Counseling And Athletic Recruiting Services
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Princeton College Consulting is a New Jersey-based educational consulting company committed to helping students earn admission to their top choice colleges and universities. We provide expert college preparation and application assistance to students and families in New Jersey, throughout the United States, and internationally.

Our service to clients is distinguished by unparalleled personal attention, extensive admissions knowledge, attention to details, and achievement of results.

In the last three years, 93% percent of our students were admitted to a top choice college.

What You'll Get

Personalized Approach

We don't believe in cookie-cutter approaches. We'll take the time to get to know you and work with you to develop a strategy that highlights your unique traits.

Expert Application Assistance

Our counselors have years of experience working in the industry and know the ins and outs of selective college admissions. We leverage that inside information to guide you through the admissions process. 

True Achievement

We're not just here to help you fill out an application. We are committed to crafting authentic individuals who have what it takes to create impact within their field.

Meet the Team

We don't just stop at college admissions, we prepare students for success in their careers as well. By creating custom roadmaps for guidance through high school, not only are we crafting a stronger college application, we are also crafting more authentic people, which is what universities ultimately look for.

Peter Tilles: Co-founder

Peter focuses his college admissions expertise on successfully navigating clients through the ultra-competitive college admissions process. Peter also brings his expertise in athletic recruiting to student athletes looking to pursue college athletics.

In addition to his experience as a college admissions consultant, Peter brings 30 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and senior executive in the financial services and life science industries at Citigroup, UBS and PDI, a pharmaceutical commercialization company where Peter was president of their market research and consulting division. Peter also serves on various for profit and non-profit boards.

A former ranked tennis player and tennis instructor, Peter works with student athletes to help them successfuly navigate the college admission and athletic recruiting process. A problem solver by nature, Peter is a graduate of Syracuse University and brings a diverse set of strategic and tactical expertise to bear on helping student athletes achieve their academic, athletic and professional goals.

Benjamin Caldarelli: Co-founder

Benjamin has been guiding students and families through the selective college admission process since 2007. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Benjamin earned a Master’s degree in English from Northern Illinois University. Benjamin attended the Harvard College Admission Institute to understand how admissions officers evaluate applicants and how to best help students and families achieve their college admissions goals.

Prior to becoming a college admissions counselor Benjamin taught English for 10 years at the high school and college levels. In addition to his writing and editing skills, Benjamin is a creative and philosophical thinker who is passionate about education. He enjoys working closely with students to develop their potential and optimize their college and future options. As a former ranked junior golfer, he also understands the crucial role athletics can play in a young adult’s life and in the college admissions process.

Curtis “C.J.” Flournoy: College Admissions Counselor

After graduating from Williams College, where he was a student admissions representative, C.J. earned a Diploma in Law at the University of Oxford and his Master’s of Education from Harvard University. While at Harvard, C.J. worked in both the undergraduate admission office, as well as their multiple graduate schools’ selection process. In addition to his working within these admission offices, C.J has also served as an outside application reader for multiple highly selective universities including Yale, Duke, Brandeis, Rice and UT Austin.

C.J. became a college admissions consultant because he enjoys working one-on-one with with students and their families to find the best-fit college. In a career that has included classroom teaching and working for the US Dept. of State, according to him, it is “the most rewarding” job he has held. C.J. routinely works with domestic students, but is also a specialist in international admissions.

Geraldine Diaz: College Admissions Counselor

With a double major in sociology and Mandarin from Mount Holyoke College, Geraldine went on to earn a certificate in Intermediate Chinese Language from the Beijing Language and Culture University (北京语言大学). She also received a Master’s degree at Harvard University where her research focused on how Ivy League and other highly selective colleges in the US make admissions decisions.

Prior to joining Princeton College Consulting, Geraldine spent four years as an independent counselor in New York City providing guidance on how students could develop into young women and men that will be competitive applicants to the most selective colleges. Geraldine feels fortunate to have had the benefit of mentors that made a difference in her life and is passionate about providing the same type of mentorship to her clients throughout the admission process.

Geraldine has helped domestic high school students earn national recognition in extra-curricular pursuits and prestigious college scholarships.  Geraldine also specializes in guiding international students through the US college admissions process as well as assisting younger students with their selection of, and application to, private day and boarding secondary schools. While she continues to serve as an alumni interviewer for Mount Holyoke and mentor for Harvard undergraduates, in her spare time Geraldine enjoys enjoys yoga and meeting up with friends for a strong cup of coffee.

Jeff Schneider: College Admissions Counselor

With a Master’s degree in education and training from the UC San Diego College Counseling Certificate Program, Jeff believes in listening closely to students and their families to help create a focused, collaborative approach to setting and achieving goals throughout the college admission process. Prior to becoming a college admissions counselor Jeff coached high school lacrosse and ice hockey. As a former member of the National Association of Athletic Academic Advisors, he fully understands the unique considerations, pressures, and requirements that face prospective collegiate athletes.

Jessica Applestone: College Admissions Counselor

Trained at UCLA and Swarthmore College to understand how highly selective colleges evaluate applicants, Jessica is skilled at helping students best position themselves to admissions committees.  Over the last 4 years she has successfully navigated dozens of students through the competitive application process at the most selective schools in the country.  

Jessica was originally inspired to become a college counselor by her own transformative experience working with a trusted advisor during high school. She believes the key to success in admissions, and life, is identifying dreams, taking them seriously and strategically breaking them down in to manageable goals. Additionally, Jessica brings over a decade of experience as a journalist and entrepreneur to her passion for helping students discover and unleash their potential.

A graduate of Hampshire College, Jessica also specializes in working with artists, filmmakers, and musicians developing portfolios for submission, as well as students with learning differences. Beyond sharing her love of writing, intellectual vitality, and commitment to sustainable business practices, she understands the college admissions process is often a stressful and overwhelming time for both parents and students. She strives to transform frustration and confusion into comfort and competence. When not counseling students, Jessica’s ideal day is a good meal with friends after a long hike in the Catskills. 

Kim Delmont

Director of Client Relations

Kim Delmont

Director of Client Relations

Kim joined Princeton College Consulting from the corporate world, bringing over 25 years of experience serving pharmaceutical clients, physicians, pharmacists, and many other stakeholders. Kim will be your first point of contact at Princeton College Consulting. She works with clients to articulate their goals, to match clients with the ideal counselor, and to support clients throughout the college counseling and admissions process while clients continue to work with their primary admissions counselor.

During her career, Kim has served multiple internal and external customers across numerous marketing and operational roles. She has organized national sales meetings for a Fortune 100 company, coordinated training sessions for renowned surgeons, and has identified processes to ensure sales professionals had the right tools at the right time to maximize their efficiencies.

Kim has leveraged this diverse background to deliver an excellent customer experience for Princeton College Consulting clients. Kim also brings extensive volunteer experience where she managed the gift sponsorship and volunteer programs for Christmas is for Children for over 10 years and serves on the Gala committee for Dress for Success Northern New Jersey. Kim’s client service background coupled with her operational focus ensures clients can efficiently navigate the college admissions process.

Admissions Success Stories

Hear the stories from students and parents who have experienced the results firsthand.
A. Gangwani, Student
Attending the University of Michigan

I primarily wanted help with my college essays, but my PCC counselor did more than that. He strengthened my entire application to become ...

A. Gangwani, Student

Attending the University of Michigan

I primarily wanted help with my college essays, but my PCC counselor did more than that. He strengthened my entire application to become very presentable before any college admissions committee. He worked with me around the clock, and made himself available whenever I needed him. If I was not a PCC client, I would not be attending one of my top-choice colleges in the Fall and my essays and application would be sub-par. All in all, I highly recommend Princeton College Consulting because working with them will indefinitely increase your odds at attending your dream school.

Ann Marie M.
Attending Drexel University (DUCOM)

It is hard to believe that I have been working with Princeton College Consulting for 3 years. I cannot thank you enough for all of the ...

Ann Marie M.

Attending Drexel University (DUCOM)

It is hard to believe that I have been working with Princeton College Consulting for 3 years. I cannot thank you enough for all of the help you offered. To say I couldn’t have done it without you is certainly an understatement.

You always worked tirelessly to ensure that I was presenting the best version of myself across all facets of the application process. The essays you helped me write, the detailed in-depth interview responses you helped me formulate, and the college list you helped me put together would not have been so personal and specific to me if it weren’t for your guidance and expertise.

I have more to thank you for, though, than just being exceptionally good at your job. You connected with me and made me learn things about myself that I never would have known. You pushed me to be my best and you believed that I would achieve my goal as long as I put in the work. It meant a lot to hear from someone other than my parents that I would become a doctor one day.

I wouldn’t have the opportunity of a BSMD program without you. I’m beyond excited to start and I will of course keep you updated. Good luck with working with Michelle, though. She’s a much less cool version of myself.

Thanks you for everything,

Carter A.
Student Attending NYU Stern

Thank you so much for all you have done over the past three years. Your guidance and patience helped transform me and my family from ...

Carter A.

Student Attending NYU Stern

Thank you so much for all you have done over the past three years. Your guidance and patience helped transform me and my family from clueless and concerned to confident, college ready individuals – and for that I could not be more grateful. I truly appreciate all the time and effort that you put into reading essays and resumes, talking me through the process, and just helping me feel comfortable hitting the “submit” button. I know I wasn’t always the best client and that at times I needed to be helped back on track, which you always accomplished, not by yelling but rather, by encouraging and motivating me. It was always a pleasure being able to talk with you and navigate the vast college landscape. Through minor digressions and sidebars I feel that I gained a true mentor and I couldn’t be more thankful. I’ll be sure to keep in touch next year and update you on NYU Stern and all the crazy things that will inevitably happen in the city.

Thank you for helping to make my dreams come true and preparing me for the next chapter in life.

Jason and Traci A.
Parents of Student Attending NYU
Finding schools that are a great fit for your child can be difficult; charting a course of action to get them there, even more so. ...

Jason and Traci A.

Parents of Student Attending NYU
Finding schools that are a great fit for your child can be difficult; charting a course of action to get them there, even more so. Princeton College Consulting helped to remove anxiety from the process, and replaced it with a targeted plan and prescriptive action steps to navigate us through both the college admissions and athletic recruiting process. Our son " bought in" immediately - a real testament to the PCC team. They knew exactly how much he could handle, while taking a full complement of AP classes and playing a competitive sport year-round. It was important to us to stay connected to the process. Princeton College Consulting did a great job accommodating this; every call was either taken or returned and every question comprehensively answered. Most importantly, it's effective - our son will be attending NYU Stern this fall and playing soccer for "the Cats". Princeton College Consulting was a great investment in our family's future - we would highly recommend them to anyone.
N. Shankar, Student
Attending Princeton University
Princeton College Consulting offered invaluable advice and strategies throughout the college application process. The opportunity to ...

N. Shankar, Student

Attending Princeton University
Princeton College Consulting offered invaluable advice and strategies throughout the college application process. The opportunity to discuss ideas with an experienced counselor helped me develop essays that were personal, intellectually complex, and unique. I would highly recommend their services for students seeking guidance on their college applications.
A. Hassonjee, Student
Attending Syracuse University
My PCC counselor was very proactive and detail oriented. He helped me look into the depth of academic programs and create an effective ...

A. Hassonjee, Student

Attending Syracuse University
My PCC counselor was very proactive and detail oriented. He helped me look into the depth of academic programs and create an effective brand for myself.
Abner P., Student
Attending University of Southern California
I highly recommend Princeton College Consulting. I chose them on my own when I realized my school counselors weren't very helpful. My ...

Abner P., Student

Attending University of Southern California
I highly recommend Princeton College Consulting. I chose them on my own when I realized my school counselors weren't very helpful. My counselor showed me a lot of schools that I didn't know much about and I ended up applying to most of them. The net result couldn't have been better, now I am in a top-tier school in my subject. I have to thank her for that. She has the power to change lives! :)
Ayshwarya M., Student
Attending New York University
I could not imagine going through the college admission process without Princeton College Consulting. Whether it was deciding what colleges ...

Ayshwarya M., Student

Attending New York University
I could not imagine going through the college admission process without Princeton College Consulting. Whether it was deciding what colleges to apply to, writing essays, or deciding what college is the best fit for me. The college admission process can be grueling but because of PCC I finished everything well before the application deadlines. Looking back, I do not remember ever being stressed or anxious. Hiring Princeton College Consulting was the best decision I have ever made! I got into schools I could never have without the guidance of PCC. At Princeton College Consulting you get more than what you pay for, and I am so grateful to have found Princeton College Consulting and an admission counselor who was so committed to my success. I highly recommend them to anyone entering the college admission process!
Dr. S. Smith, Parent of Student
Attending the University of Virginia
My wife and I wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into our son’s application process. Your insight and professionalism ...

Dr. S. Smith, Parent of Student

Attending the University of Virginia
My wife and I wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into our son’s application process. Your insight and professionalism turned a chaotic, emotional quagmire into an organized, efficient goal-oriented process. We were all very lucky to find you... PCC seemed more professional than the other services out there and it clearly is. We will be in touch to discuss our younger son’s college options and then soon after, our last daughter will start working with you.
M. Peng, Student
Attending Syracuse University (Newhouse / Whitman dual degree)
Working with my Princeton College Consulting counselor was a personal and fascinating journey, not a mechanical college application ...

M. Peng, Student

Attending Syracuse University (Newhouse / Whitman dual degree)
Working with my Princeton College Consulting counselor was a personal and fascinating journey, not a mechanical college application program. I believe that the essence of applying and eventually going to university is discovering self-identity and self-worth, and trusting myself with my ability to achieve what I set out to do. And I can’t think of or ask for a better experience of being very firmly supported by my counselor without being overwhelmed.
Michael D, Parent of Student
Attending Brown University
We used Princeton College Consulting last year when our son was a senior. We were told college application was a complicated process, so my ...

Michael D, Parent of Student

Attending Brown University
We used Princeton College Consulting last year when our son was a senior. We were told college application was a complicated process, so my wife and I decided to find a counselor to guide our son. In the process, we learned that there were so many things to do in college application. Our counselor, helped us design an extensive schedule, covering everything from college tours, college selection, essay composition, all the way to college interview preparation. This schedule gave us a peace of mind without worrying that we would miss anything. Our counselor was very reachable, whenever we sent him email with questions, we always get quick responses. With his help , my son got into his first choice of college, Brown University. We were so happy with the result.
Mohinder S, Student
Attending New York University
Thank you again for your brilliant editing, your insightfulness, your responsiveness, your patience and your incredible kindness.

Mohinder S, Student

Attending New York University
Thank you again for your brilliant editing, your insightfulness, your responsiveness, your patience and your incredible kindness.
Q. Wang
Son Attending University of Pennsylvania 7-year Bio-Dental Program

We wanted to hire a college admissions counselor because his high school guidance counselor had told him that applying to colleges was a ...

Q. Wang

Son Attending University of Pennsylvania 7-year Bio-Dental Program

We wanted to hire a college admissions counselor because his high school guidance counselor had told him that applying to colleges was a complicated and daunting task. Additionally, school guidance counselors are excellent, but they really do not have too much time for each student. I had worked with other college consulting services before, and they either cared more about making a profit or had a superficial understanding of the application process. Princeton College Consulting has a proven track record of helping clients get into their dream schools, so I felt more confident about selecting its services. Ever since the first meeting, I have not regretted my decision.

Working with Princeton College Consulting has exceeded my expectations not only because of the amount of help they have given to my son to navigate the college admissions process, but also because they have nurtured my son's professionalism and maturity. My son spent countless hours with Princeton counselors brainstorming, proofreading, and reading essays, as well as doing interview preparation and fulfilling various college application requirements. Princeton College Consulting helped guide my son through the application process while allowing him to do his own work. As a result, I believe that my son has not only learned much about the college admissions process, but also about how to build a successful future in college and beyond. Additionally, my son was accepted into almost every school he applied to including his top choices. I can state with conviction that my son would not have gotten into his dream school without the excellent advice and guidance of Princeton College Consulting. In short, Princeton College Consulting’s services are second to none!

Roni B., Student
Attending University of Washington
Princeton College Consulting was so helpful during my college application process. I was completely overwhelmed, but my counselor helped me ...

Roni B., Student

Attending University of Washington
Princeton College Consulting was so helpful during my college application process. I was completely overwhelmed, but my counselor helped me to get everything organized and under control. She read over and gave feedback on my essays, proofread my application, and helped to make sure I felt confident with the list of schools I applied to. She even organized all important deadlines for each school and a timeline of when everything should be done, which was so helpful for me. On top of this she was extremely kind and patient. I am so grateful for all of her help!
S. Wu, Student
Attending Stanford University
My PCC counselor made me comfortable with the graduate school admissions process and helped me put my best foot forward.

S. Wu, Student

Attending Stanford University
My PCC counselor made me comfortable with the graduate school admissions process and helped me put my best foot forward.
Sanjana T., Student
Attending Georgia Tech
My mother and I, having just moved to the United States, were new to the college process, and we realized that we needed a guide to help us ...

Sanjana T., Student

Attending Georgia Tech
My mother and I, having just moved to the United States, were new to the college process, and we realized that we needed a guide to help us navigate it. I referred to Princeton College Consulting (PCC) by a friend, but I then had a face-to-face meeting with my counselor which made me more comfortable in working with them for the next few years. When I look back at the experience, I cannot even begin to explain how big of a help Princeton College Consulting was to my mother and I. Without their help, we would definitely have had a more difficult time getting organized for the college admissions process and also finishing every little piece required in time. With my counselor’s help, I was able to approach the admissions process with more ease, and with no additional stress. Thanks to Princeton College Consulting, I was able to make my college choices and begin work on my applications early, and my application process went extremely smoothly. I was able to pour my heart out in my essays because I didn’t have to worry about the prompts’ locations, deadlines, etc. Now, as I have received acceptances to many of my top schools, I am incredibly grateful for their having aided me in my journey. If someone asked me I would, without a single breath of hesitation, say that they are the way to go!
Selena R., Student
Attending Chapman University
I loved working with Princeton College Consulting. I had friends who worked with other counselors who were discouraged about the schools ...

Selena R., Student

Attending Chapman University
I loved working with Princeton College Consulting. I had friends who worked with other counselors who were discouraged about the schools they were applying to, but my counselor was always very supportive of me while still being realistic about what I should be looking for. My counselor met with me personally, helped me fill out applications, reviewed my essays and even gave me a daily schedule for applying to schools. I couldn't recommend anyone else. I was admitted to my top choice college and I owe it all to my PCC counselor!!
Y. Zhang, Student
Attending the University of Rochester
Working with Princeton College Consulting made the college application process so much less stressful and more efficient. My counselors ...

Y. Zhang, Student

Attending the University of Rochester
Working with Princeton College Consulting made the college application process so much less stressful and more efficient. My counselors were very knowledgeable about colleges and kept a close eye on my progress. We met a lot and they were always flexible with my schedule. The most helpful part to me was that my counselor guided me through the essay topics when sometimes I wasn’t even sure where to begin. The continuing conversation between my counselor and I inspired my ideas and writing. I am so happy I had their help!
Student
Admitted to the University of Chicago
They pushed me to think harder about myself and what I most want out of college and life. They also helped me see my writing from the ...

Student

Admitted to the University of Chicago
They pushed me to think harder about myself and what I most want out of college and life. They also helped me see my writing from the admissions committee’s perspective and be patient throughout the process.
B. Lynch, Parent
Student, Princeton, NJ
Princeton College Consulting was a valuable ally for my daughter as she navigated the college application process. The process is complex ...

B. Lynch, Parent

Student, Princeton, NJ
Princeton College Consulting was a valuable ally for my daughter as she navigated the college application process. The process is complex and having them there, to guide and support my daughter gave me tremendous peace of mind. They took the time to find out what type of person my daughter was, what type of student she was and where her interests might someday lead her. With so many colleges to consider, that personal involvement and relationship helped guide her towards the right college fit for her. They were there for her through the entire process, from test prep, to help on her essay and keeping her on schedule. Princeton College Consulting was truly money very well spent.
Parent of Student
Attending Georgetown
Princeton College Consulting was extremely helpful with my daughters college selection/application process. Taking my daughter’s record, ...

Parent of Student

Attending Georgetown
Princeton College Consulting was extremely helpful with my daughters college selection/application process. Taking my daughter’s record, values and and goals in to account, they helped her find multiple schools that were a great fit for her and our family. They are knowledgeable about the process and helped us understand the probability of admission at all the schools on her list and how to increase it as much as possible. Their service is a good value and I recommend it for other students and families going through the college admission process.
Parent of Student Athlete
Attending Trinity University
I hired Princeton College Consulting to help my son, a high school senior, go through both the recruitment and application process.They got ...

Parent of Student Athlete

Attending Trinity University
I hired Princeton College Consulting to help my son, a high school senior, go through both the recruitment and application process.They got right to it and had my son on track immediately. He started his essay and had it completed within two weeks (when I read it I was pleasantly surprised). They helped us understand the schools where he was the best fit athletically and academically and go through the process of getting on those coach’s radar. He was recruited and accepted to his first three choices including Trinity which we would not have thought about without them. I highly recommend Princeton College Consulting to anyone who has a child, athlete or not, who is going to go to college . I know they eased MY stress during the year which was great. I didn’t have to worry if my son was communicating with all the coaches or finishing his applications. I wish we hired them earlier.
Student
Admitted to Swarthmore College
Princeton College Consulting is awesome! I cannot thank them enough for all their help. I feel lucky that I was able to have counselors ...

Student

Admitted to Swarthmore College
Princeton College Consulting is awesome! I cannot thank them enough for all their help. I feel lucky that I was able to have counselors throughout much of high school that were so knowledgeable, supportive and creative.
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