Sandy Clingman founded SJC College Counseling in 2013 to privately counsel students and families through the college admissions process.




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 (Teachers College, Columbia University) and Independent Educational Consulting (University of California, Irvine).



Sandy is also a current admissions reader for a private university in California and a former guidance counselor. Her further experience, training, and volunteer roles include:


Sandy has resided in Clifton, 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 250 colleges and universities!


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