Stuart Nachbar, College and Graduate School Advisor

A Certified Educational Planner, Stuart Nachbar has worked around higher education for nearly three decades as a writer, urban economic development professional and software marketing executive. He founded Educated Quest to help families consider:

  • Academic options for majors, minors and various career paths
  • College costs over the duration of a degree program–not just the freshman year!
  • Career development and networking opportunities for resume building and the job search
  • The likelihood for admissions as well as aid from your target and reach schools.

In addition to guiding you through the college search, Stuart Nachbar also coaches students on:

  • Essay development to help students write in their own voice, to help an admissions officer to say yes
  • Interviews for admissions and scholarships to make the best possible impression.

What is Stuart’s background?

Stuart Nachbar has worked around higher education for more than three decades. Before starting Educated Quest, he was Senior Vice President of College Central Network (CCN), a provider of Web-based applications to college career centers. For 11 years he helped grow the company’s client base from zero to relationships with over 600 schools. After leaving CCN he penned Defending College Heights, a murder mystery around the death of a U.S. Army recruiter during the Second Gulf War. He is completing a new novel, America’s Town, a story of community, politics and girl’s high school basketball in modern day Gettysburg.

Stuart has a BA in Political Science and an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University, a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as a Certificate in Digital Media Marketing from NYU. He completed his Certificate in College Counseling (with Distinction) from UCLA.

In addition to earning the Certified Educational Planner distinction, Stuart  is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC), the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) and the Education Writer’s Association (EWA). He and his wife, Carol, live in Central New Jersey.

Want to know more about Stuart Nachbar? Check out these podcasts!

Listen to my talkCollege Is A Learning AND Living Community! hosted by Dr. Cynthia Colon from Destination YOUniversity on Voice of America Radio!

Find Your Good College! Listen to my talk, What Exactly Is a Good College? hosted by test-prep experts Amy Seeley and Mike Bergin on Tests And The Rest! 

Higher Education Consultants Association
Certified Educational Planner

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