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Abby's determination and patience with our son helped him remain focused and excited about the college application process. We look forward to working with Abby again when our daughter starts high school.
~ Sarah Newman, New Hope, PA

About Abigail Simkus

  • Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.
  • Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
  • Certificate in College Counseling, with distinction, from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA Extension).
  • Former Editor of The University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
  • Former Member of the Alumni Schools Committee for Princeton University.
  • Conducted admissions interviews for Princeton University.
  • Attended Professional Training Institutes sponsored by IECA, Independent Educational Consultants Association.
  • Member of NACAC, National Association for College Admissions Counselors, and Pennsylvania and New Jersey regional associations (PACAC & NJACAC).
  • Experience with Ivy League admissions, small liberal arts colleges, large universities, and religious affiliated schools.
  • In-depth knowledge of athletic recruiting process.
  • Experience placing international students in U.S. colleges and universities.
  • Member of American Copy Editors Society (ACES)
Abby Simkus


For the past ten years, The College Connection has helped over 250 students prepare for college. These students have a wide variety of interests, strengths, and ambitions. Many students are unsure of what they want to study or what type of college environment is best suited for them. The College Connection treats every student as an individual, and is committed to helping each student identify and pursue his or her goals.
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