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Grand Fit Educational Consulting

College admissions is confusing, but it doesn't have to be.

Let me help you put the pieces together.   

Grand Fit Educational Consulting Sets Your Student Up For GRAND Success

The college admissions process is one of the most important times of your child’s life. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most confusing times.


As a former public school counselor, I know how difficult it can be for your child to get the adequate attention they need from their counselor to help narrow down their school choices and complete their college admissions. As an Independent Educational Consultant, I will help navigate your child’s journey from researching possible schools they want to attend to completing and submitting their college applications.

Whether your child is a freshman in high school and wants to get a jumpstart on planning for college, or your child is about to enter their senior year and hasn’t applied to colleges yet, I’m here to help both you and your soon-to-be college freshman!

To learn more about the services I offer and why it’s crucial to have a professional help you through the process, contact me today!

Meet your Guide

Hi! I'm Allison Grandits, owner of Grand Fit Educational Consulting. I work with students and families as they navigate the complicated college admissions process. My goal is to help you discover college options; colleges that will reward your students for their hard work throughout high school.

As a former public school counselor with a caseload of 400 students, I know it can be challenging to find helpful resources. It's easy to become overwhelmed by all the choices and difficult to silence the noise. As an IEC, I stay up to date on changes in the field and continuously educate myself on new programs and opportunities for my students. I have visited over 140 colleges in 18 states, and have attended information sessions for over 180 other schools.

College is an investment. Let me invest in you.

Numbers I'm Proud of: 

165 campus visits​

In my time supporting students, I've visited 165 campuses in 21 states!

1200+ essays

I've supported students in writing over 1,200 essays!

11 Years

I'm proud of my 11 years of experience. I know that I really make a difference for students and families!

1 Person

 When you hire me, I'll be the dedicated guide working with you. No outsourcing here!

What is a GRAND Fit school?

Using the GRAND Fit method, I help students identify the factors that matter most to them. GRAND factors are based on Geography, Rigor, Activities, Natural, and Dollar fit. I know that every student is unique and their college search should be as well.



You are going out into the world. What atmosphere do you want in college?



You are there to get a degree. What learning experiences do you want?



You are involved in your high school.
What clubs will you join next?



You are choosing your home for the next four years. What feels right to you?



You are making a financial investment. What outcomes are you hoping to achieve?


Whether you are just beginning the exploration process, putting the finishing touches on your college list, or in throes of applications, I can help!

Services include:

Comprehensive College Planning

Application Packages

Strategy Sessions

Allison has helped me so much throughout the application process as well as reassuring me there are many options. She planned out my entire application process for me, from showing me what I want as a student to showing me the options I have to pursue my education career. I went into the application process completely lost and not sure where to start and Allison was honest, not judgmental, and motivating. She knew exactly how to help me and guide me in the right direction. Thank you Allison!

Student Class of 2024; San Francisco State University 

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