Red Flags to Watch out for in Hiring an Education Consultant

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Red Flags to Watch out for in Hiring an Education Consultant


“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” These are the wise words of Derek Bok, former president of Harvard University.


True enough, if you want to be educated, you have to invest time, effort, and money in proper education. But you will reap the benefits of everything you have invested in your education once you have completed school and began working as a professional.


Getting into some schools and universities, especially for college, can be challenging and overwhelming. And, since college can cost a lot, you don’t really want to go to a university without making sure they have all the things you are looking for in an educational institution.


This is where an education consultant can help you out. Education consultants specialize in providing the much-needed guidance in finding the perfect school for you and providing information about various universities and colleges you are interested in. Through their support,  you can get into schools you want to study in.


But not all education consultants are dependable. As with other fields of work, there are dishonest or unqualified education consultants out there who are out to scam people. This happened to my friend I know from They told them they needed to get int a particular school in order to work at this comp any but in actuality they only needed a short certification. So they wasted a lot of time.

Here are some of the red flags you should look out for in hiring an education consultant:


  • Education consultant not providing own proof of education, background, or training in education consultancy.
  • Consultant making promises that are too-good-to-be-true about being able to get into your dream school without any hassle.
  • The consultant introduces shady ‘special’ techniques or associations they have with staff within the university that can get you into the school with no sweat.
  • When there’s no clear establishment of what types of services they offer for the professional fees they are charging you with.
  • When they don’t personally visit the campuses for a more in-depth look at the actual schools. Reliable education consultant should actually visit the schools and universities to get all the information you would need.