Sandy Clingman founded SJC College Counseling in 2013 to help students and families navigate the college admissions process.
Her goals are to
support and facilitate students' efforts to develop and clarify their strengths and interests
Sandy is an alumna of the University of California, Davis, with a major in International Relations and a minor in English. She holds a Master of Education in Counseling from Boston University and earned post-graduate certificates in College Advisement from the Teachers College, Columbia University and in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California, Irvine.
In addition to college consulting, Sandy is employed as an Admissions Reader for the University of San Francisco's Office of Undergraduate Admission, evaluating an average of 600-700 applications each year. Sandy also writes freelance articles focusing on the college admissions process.
Sandy's further training, experience, and volunteer roles include:
A California native who loves to travel, Sandy studied abroad in Madrid, Spain one summer. She also spent three years in Berlin, Germany and four years in Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as lived in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Washington and Monterey, California as the spouse of an active duty military officer. Sandy has resided in Virginia with her husband since 2005, where she worked for several years as a testing assistant at Fairfax County Public Schools, founded SJC College Counseling, and raised two children.
Sandy is a member in good standing of key industry professional organizations (IECA, HECA, NACAC, and NCAG ) and adheres to the highest standards of ethical and professional service. She attends multiple college admission conferences each year for the opportunity to meet with admissions staff, stay current with higher education policy and trends, network with colleagues, and join college tours. To date, she has visited more than 200 colleges and universities!