Founded in 1976, the Independent Educational Consultants Association is the nation’s largest and most recognized organization of IECs.  With over 1600 members found in 30 countries and nearly every state, IECA sets the standard, creates the agenda and leads the way in creating training and networking opportunities.  We are proud of the reputation for excellence we have earned among parents, our admission professional colleagues and in the national media.


With over 1,600 members, IECA is the largest organization representing independent college counselors. Our members come from nearly every state and globally from 27 nations. Join us and learn why IECA membership has been the gold standard for Independent Educational Consultants for 40 years.

Education & Networking

IECA offers at least 19 educational events each year throughout the country, including conferences, trainings, symposia, retreats, summer institutes, and webinars.  Topics include college knowledge, counseling skills, admissions, small business management, and adolescent issues such as depression, anxiety, and much more.

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