Britt Steiner: Independent Education Consultant

Helping dreams take off.

Applying to college has never been more complicated or overwhelming. College Ascent is here to help parents and students navigate the process.

Recent acceptances from the 2023 senior class:

Why work with a Certified Independent Education Consultant?

Independent Education Consultants (IECs) help students identify schools that will be a great fit financially, academically, and socially. In most cases, the financial advantages far outweigh the cost of hiring an IEC. For my students in the Class of 2020, cumulative merit scholarships totaled over $450k.

I'm Britt.
I'll be your co-pilot.

I’m a Certified Independent Education Consultant in the Greater Denver/Boulder area.

My passion for college consulting began while helping my twins navigate the college admissions process. I experienced first-hand the intricacies and complexities of college admissions, as well as the emotional stress for both parents and students that often accompanies planning for higher education. 

In the process, I learned that, while incredibly overwhelming, the ascent to higher education is also highly rewarding. 

Britt has been a wonderful resource for our family and specifically our teen twins. She is very knowledgeable, kind, and patient with our family. Her work is extremely professional, thorough, and complete...and she comes to your home! HIGHLY RECOMMEND her work. We are so grateful for her guidance and encouragement in this part of our family’s journey.

Minnie Piffarerio

Start your journey with a free 30-minute consultation:


Applying to college seems so complicated. How can you make it easier?

Working with an IEC helps take the stress out of college planning. My knowledge of colleges and the application process will result in a streamlined, personalized approach to meet your family’s needs. I will also break up the tasks so they don’t seem overwhelming. With deadline management, up-to-date information, and my extensive experience, I can help bring sanity to your household!

As soon as 9th grade you can begin to manage your curriculum, find enrichment opportunities, and start to create a plan to best position yourself for your future application process. By junior year, you will be ready to build a college list and explore your post-secondary options in detail.

That depends on your aptitude on each test, the requirements of the schools where you are applying, and whether taking the test will boost your application even at test-optional schools. Find and take a few practice tests to identify which will best display your strengths.  

Success stories


Average merit scholarship of recent College Ascent acceptances