In 2003, Dr. Erin Croddick Avery founded Avery Educational Resources, LLC, an independent educational consulting practice that specializes in counseling students and their families throughout the traditional college, boarding school, and graduate school search and application process as well as career counseling. Dr. Avery is a Certified Educational Planner (CEP) and a Commissioner of the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners.
Dr. Avery is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (iecaonline.com) and member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), the New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counselors (NJACAC), the Secondary School Admissions Board (SSATB) (now the Enrollment Management Association or EMA), and the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (AICEP).
Dr. Avery graduated with a BA from Boston College, holds two Masters degrees from Oxford and Yale Universities respectively, and a doctorate from Drew University. Dr. Avery has served as a boarding school chaplain and department head, and as an administrator and adjunct professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ. She also teaches online for the University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education.
A fierce proponent of Best-Fit Decisions®, Dr. Avery works comprehensively one-on-one with clients to establish a list of programs that are the best match for each unique student and accompanies each student throughout the entire application process. Balancing an approach that is both high touch and high tech, Dr. Avery’s bespoke services are also complemented by her workshops and her College Application Boot Camp offered annually each summer: a parent favorite designed for rising seniors to complete a majority of their application work before they embark on their senior year of academics.
Avery Educational Resources, LLC is headquartered at 775 River Road in Fair Haven, NJ and serves both a domestic and international clientele. Dr. Avery lives on their family farm in New Jersey with her husband where they homeschool their four children.