About Felix Educational Consulting

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 need 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.

Debra A. Felix, Ph.D.

  • Swarthmore College (BA)
  • Columbia University (MBA and M.Ed.) - Turned down Harvard for a Full Scholarship to Columbia
  • University of Maryland (Ph.D.) - Full Scholarship and 4.0 GPA
  • Former Director of Admissions at Columbia University
  • Admissions Consultant to 17 elite colleges and universities worldwide
  • Quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, and Washington Post; heard on FNN and CNN
  • Author of Why Would Anyone Start a School?: The Experiences of School Founders
  • Has helped hundreds of applicants gain acceptance to the right schools
  • No one in the admissions field has a stronger combination of education and admissions experience!
  • Click to see Dr. Felix's resume ----> Resume

Dr. Felix is extremely knowledgeable about different colleges, and her advice was practical and valuable throughout the application process. She is also an effective listener, and comfortably down-to-earth in her approach. I would wholeheartedly recommend her - she is wonderful to work with and a terrific coach!

-Parent of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology student (VA)

Email: Felix Educational Consulting

Phone or Text: (240) 305-4578

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  5. Dr. Felix Quoted in the Washington Post Deb Felix 24-Feb-2016