Laurie Crockett Barclay – M.A. Ed.M.

Laurie Crockett Barclay, College Planning AssociatesEducational Consultant
College Planning Associates

Laurie Crockett Barclay, M.A., Ed.M., owner of College Planning Associates, has been an independent educational consultant since 1994.  She is a leading authority in counseling students and families from North America, Asia and Europe.

As an expert in assisting individuals ages 14 through adult, her passion is to help people understand their personalities, values, interests, aptitudes, skills, academic qualifications and financial picture to make informed and satisfying choices related to college major/career direction and college selection.  In addition, she enhances a student’s prospects for admission and assists in maximizing and acquiring merit and need-based scholarships and financial aid.

Her comprehensive college planning services include:

  1. College Major and Career Planning
  2. College Search and Evaluation
  3. Applications for Admission
  4. College Financial Aid Planning


  • Columbia University, M.A., Ed.M., Counseling Psychology
  • Brown University, Providence, RI, A.B., Organizational Behavior and Management
  • Semester-At-Sea (Academic study through the University of Pittsburgh combined with travel to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Morocco, Spain)
  • Poudre High School, Fort Collins, CO


  • College Planning Associates, 1994 – Present
  • Human Affairs International, a division of Aetna, Danbury, CT
    Account Executive & Counselor
  • Center for Psychological Services, New York, NY
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
    Graduate Intern
  • Paine Webber, Incorporated, New York, NY,
    Marketing Specialist & Research Assistant


  • Independent Educational Consultants Association Member


  • The Williamsport Home
    Board of Managers
  • Community Theatre League Ray of Light Awards
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Heron Society Parent Representative
  • Junior League of Williamsport
    Past Board Member
  • Brown University
    Alumni Admissions Interviewer for Prospective Freshmen