Felix Educational Consulting was started in response to Debra Felix’s experience as Director of Admissions at Columbia University and three decades as an Admissions Consultant to many excellent schools and individuals.
As the goal of admissions offices changed from selecting the right students to amassing the largest number of applications, Debra realized that busy applicants and families needed help wading through the quagmire of marketing materials and rankings in order to focus their limited time and resources on the schools most likely to provide their children with the best experiences and opportunities. Families also need help getting inside the minds of the admissions committee to understand what AOs (Admissions Officers) are really looking for when they review an application. Finally, teens need help putting together the most effective application possible so they are admitted to the best schools for them.
I have known Debra Felix for almost 30 years, beginning when she was the Director of MBA admissions at Columbia University’s Business School and I was in admissions at Wharton. I can say with confidence that Deb is one of the most conscientious, fair, kind-hearted people I know. She is testament to the philosophy that giving the best of yourself can be the most effective way to help others be their best, too. Deb’s client-centered approach serves applicants extraordinarily well.
-Former admissions officer at Wharton (University of Pennsylvania)