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Our Services


A single visit, establishing all you need for your application process.
One time meeting to
 review pertinent data and discuss college desires.
The client is provided with a list of schools tailored to their needs and abilities. All steps needed to complete applications are reviewed.
Ideal for Seniors who are late to the process, but can work for anyone who feels confident in navigating the system with light guidance. 

Comprehensive Consult

We are with you every step of the way, from considering potential colleges, to finding your perfect match.
Most clients start prior to Junior year. The process lasts approximately 18 to 24 months. Includes resume and essay development, interview preparation, application completion, and advocacy, as needed. 
Packages are also available for  families who wish to start during the Freshmen or Sophomore years.

Application Seminar

Covers all the details, and your questions, to help you nail your Application.
Taking you through from start to finish, you will leave this workshop with a completed common application. This workshop is designed to help you complete your Main Application prior to the start of the school year. 

Essay, Resume, & Interview Preparation

First impressions are priceless. We provide aid in crafting your portfolio, helping you to put your best foot forward.

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Transfer & Graduate School Guidance

Considering becoming a transfer student, or thinking about education post-grad? Discuss your pathways, and create a plan.

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Your Team

Keri Saltzman Bahar founded KSB College Consulting over ten years ago to continue her extensive work in higher education and college admissions. Keri earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and Master of Arts degree from The University of Iowa.


Her first taste of admissions work was as a Senior Interviewer and tour guide at Bowdoin. Since then, she has worked for the ACT organization, served as the Chicago Chair for the the Bowdoin College Alumni Schools Interviewing Committee, and has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, and George Washington University. 

She welcomes clients from across the United States and Canada and offers a variety of consulting services to meet any student's needs.

Keri's approach is personal, professional, confidential, and yields meaningful results. 

Joy Wernick joined KSB College Consulting in September 2018. Originally from the suburbs of Washington, DC, Joy attended college at Tulane University where she received a BA in Sociology. She earned her M.Ed in Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Joy is a certified K-12 school counselor and previously worked as a counselor in elementary and secondary schools in the Philadelphia area.


Joy now lives in northern New Jersey with her family. Her favorite thing about college counseling is helping teenagers to get energized about their futures. She believes that when students are proactive and organized, the college application process is not only manageable but can also be fun!


Joy looks forward to helping each student and family find the right fit for postsecondary success.

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