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Mara Patti is the founder of One2One College Consulting, a premier college consulting company. Through One2One, Mara has helped hundreds of students from around the country gain admission to the colleges and graduate schools of their dreams. Mara’s guidance has been a critical step in helping these students shape their futures.

One2One’s customized educational services are designed to guide both students and their parents, and they start by Mara’s getting to know each student as an individual – their dreams, aspirations, strengths and opportunities. All of these aspects shape the way she helps her students achieve their academic goals, and informs the process of finding the best “fit” schools.

Every year, Mara visits colleges around the country so that she can always provide the most up-to-date information to her families – a key part of One2One’s offerings, particularly at a time when the college admissions landscape is experiencing such uncertainty. Working with a counselor who is armed with the latest information is critical, and Mara prides herself on keeping on top of fast-moving developments.

Her favorite part of her job is seeing the growth of her students through their years of post-secondary education, and her connections can help students find internships, summer programs, community service and volunteer opportunities. Giving back has always been an important facet of Mara’s community involvement; she has worked with Babes Against Cancer through the American Cancer Society and the W20 Foundation.

Mara is a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Independent Educational Counselors Association (IECA), American School Counselors Association (ASCA), NYSACAC, College Counselors (Admissions and Financial Aid). She served previously as the college coordinator and guidance counselor at Bergen County Academies, a public magnet high school in northern New Jersey, where she assisted students through the college application process by coordinating Annual College Fairs and college information sessions, bringing to campus Deans of Admission from highly selective colleges and universities, and facilitating college visits. To learn more about Mara and One2One College Consulting, visit her website here.


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Looking for graduate schools, let alone college in general, is an overwhelming process that has a tendency of bringing out anxiety in the best of us. The experience I’ve had working with Mara is un-matchable. Since I’ve graduated from college, it’s been impossible to find a supportive advisor while searching for doctoral programs. Not only has Mara helped increase the number of opportunities I could choose from, she has been an outlet of consolation in the times where I’ve needed encouragement the most. Receiving that acceptance letter, email, or memo from a college is just half the battle. Mara takes the extra step to find out what makes someone unique in the effort of discovering a school that’s harmonious to an individuals needs (including academically, socially, financially). I can’t even count the number of times I’ve felt the waves of fear envelop within myself. During these moments, Mara used her skills as a counselor to bring my attention back to reality. I consider Mara to be not just a great college advisor or excellent counselor, but a system of support. The buttress Mara bestowed on me is something I’ve only experienced from the care of an intimate friend. For those of you that have finished your undergraduate studies and are looking to take the next step towards a graduate degree, I highly encourage working with Mara. I can’t even describe how stressful the process of applying to graduate school is, let alone a doctoral program. With that said, Mara has made my dreams come true while also being there as a shoulder to lean on during the times I needed it the most. Thank you, Mara. And good luck to those of you pursuing further education.

– Neil Schwartz
– Nova University Doctoral Program

Mara is Un-Matchable!

Like many parents, we were nervous about the college application process. Mara Patti made our daughters experience seamless and stress free.  We highly recommend Ms. Patti with no reservations!

-Meg Wallach


-Penn State


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