Success in Choosing a College
with Marna Atkin


For 34 years, Marna Atkin has held the position of Guidance Counselor at Albany High School in Albany, New York, preparing and assisting students in the college admissions process. She understands all aspects of applying to college and is able to provide valuable insight and direction in helping to choose the right school.

Marna received her Bachelors Degree in Education from Boston University and later obtained her Masters Degree in Education, with a concentration in Counseling from Boston State College. As a tenured Guidance Counselor of the New York State Education Department, she possesses a permanent certification as a School Counselor.

In addition, Marna is a member of:

Capital District Counseling Association (CDCA),

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC),

Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Professional Member,

With her experience working with thousands of students, Marna has developed the acumen of learning how to consult with students in the most efficient and successful manner, resulting in countless acceptance letters through the years. Marna has built many relationships with admissions counselors at universities across the country which helps her assist students in setting and obtaining realistic college goals.

With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, the range of choices available to students is overwhelming and sometimes frightening. Her expertise is to help students and parents navigate their way through this very complex, once-in-a-lifetime experience.




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Navigating your way through the complexities of college search and selection can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Marna Atkin, of Atkin College Counseling, LLC, understands all aspects of the college admissions process and is able to provide valuable insight and direction in helping to choose the right school. With 30 years of college counseling experience, Marna excels at assessing students records, goals and objectives, and will work with you to help you find the college community in which you can best grow.

Marna is dedicated to helping students and parents understand the college search and selection process. She will assist, step by step, in developing the strongest application possible, thus maximizing the students potential for acceptance. She will provide students and families with individual attention and the time to explore all options. She will work one on one with students and parents to develop a thorough, carefully researched and appropriate college search, and guide the student through every step of the process. Because of an increase in the percentage of high school seniors applying to college, as well as an increase in the average number of applications each senior submits, it is imperative that students and parents realize and understand the challenges and rigors of college admissions. Marna’s comprehensive, individualized approach gives her students the competitive edge needed for college acceptance.

Marna Atkin is a knowledgeable, qualified and experienced college counselor, whose main objective is to have her students gain admission to the college which is the best match and where they can find happiness and success.

- May 2008 Capital Living Magazine

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