Allison Grandits is an Independent Educational Consultant (IEC) and owner of Grand Fit Educational Consulting LLC. She began her career as a Professional School Counselor at a large public high school in Metro Atlanta. While her role included personal/social counseling as well as meeting the academic needs of her students, her main interest was always on the college side. Whether it was hosting Apply to College Days, meeting with college admissions representatives, serving as the Dual Enrollment coordinator, or organizing college fairs, Allison was always thrilled to learn more about the search and application processes and to help her 400+ students navigate the waters of college. However, as the demands of the public school continued to grow, taking her away from her true passion for college, Allison decided to make a change and become an IEC.
As an IEC, Allison is able to help students and families on an individual level, meeting more frequently and help with the entire college journey. She understands how complicated the college search can be, and her goal is to minimize the stress often associated with this time in a student’s life. College admissions has become very unpredictable and there are thousands of colleges to filter through. Allison helps families cut through the noise and focus on the factors that matter to THEM through the GRAND Fit Method. She helps families expand their horizons while staying within their budget, and she encourages students to take ownership of the application process,
Allison received her B.S. in Psychology and M. Ed. in Professional School Counseling from the University of Georgia, supplementing her coursework with courses in Education, Social Work, and Counseling. She also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in College Consulting from the University of California- Irvine. Allison is a member of HECA (Higher Educational Consulting Association) and SACAC (Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors), and an Associate Member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association).
"It was super simple and flexible to meet with Allison! Our meetings also helped keep me productive and taught me a lot of new techniques on how to talk about myself in business and school situations."
-B.B. Class of 2020