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Personal College Selection Consulting

About Heather

Heather has been involved in higher education for over a decade. She brings a unique mix of experience and education to help you find the right school.



Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Doctor of Philosophy in Administration and Leadership Studies,
Emphasis in Higher Education Administration

Dissertation Title: Admissions Policies Governing The Declaration Of Academic Major And Academic Advising Models Relating To Student Outcomes In Higher Education Pennsylvania State University Master of Education in Counselor Education Shippensburg University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology [Download the PDF]


Professional Experience

My professional career has been devoted to working with students in the field of Higher Education for the past 14 years. I have experience with large public universities and small private colleges. My time has been split between college admission counseling and academic advising. I have counseled prospective students and parents through the college admissions process, navigated financial aid applications, and advised students on academic major selections.



My primary area of research focuses on students in transition from high school into their post-secondary plans. The method that students use to choose academic majors and colleges can be a challenging and overwhelming task. Many students are not properly informed and can make selections based on a limited scope of knowledge, research, and experience. Providing students with support and resources during this transitional period can cultivate future academic success.


Professional Organizations
  • Independent Educational Consultants Association

  • Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling

  • National Academic Advising Association

Heather Workinger Midgley, PhD


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Free Initial Consultation
Meet with the student and parent(s) for a preliminary interview, identify educational goals, and discuss academic qualifications.

Finding institutional fit

Review academic credentials, discuss institutional preferences, and identify any special needs for the student/family.

Research colleges that may best fit the student's identified academic, personal, and social goals.

Develop recommendations based on the holistic needs presented by the student/family. *We do not guarantee admission to specific colleges or write college essays.

Managing the college application process

Establish timeline for tours, application/financial aid deadlines, interviews, and placement tests.

Preparing for the admission interview, taking a campus tour, and navigating visitation programs.

Developing a clear plan for writing a college essay including potential topical areas, evaluating comprehensiveness, and minor content edits.

Additional Services

• Interest inventories to determine academic major options

• Review appropriate high school course selections

• Follow up transition services for students after graduation into their first year of college

• Working with students considering transferring from one college to another (including community colleges for degree completion)

• Consultation with adult learners considering degree completion or career change

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Choosing the right college can be a daunting task for students and families.

Personalize Guidance

Choosing the right college can be a daunting task for students and families.  The process can seem overwhelming and many families are unsure of where to begin.  An Independent Educational Consultant will be a personalized resource to families during the college selection process, providing individual attention to the student.

 Independent Education Counselors will act as an unbiased guide and facilitator from start to finish in the college selection process.  We are an advocate for the student and base our recommendations on their academic, personal, and social aspirations.   There is no affiliation with any institution or program; our goal is find the best fit for each individual student through conversations, research, and evaluation. 

Available When You Are

Education Fit accommodates families’ busy schedules by having after school, evening, and weekend appointments.  Students and families will have access to their consultant via phone, email, and personal appointments throughout their application selection process. 

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Get in touch to set up a private consultation.


Education Fit
Pittsburgh, PA


412.407.3348 (eFit)