About Carolyn

Insiders Network to College owner Carolyn Mulligan believes every student has a select few best fit colleges. She will guide you towards those target colleges, creating a balanced and tailored list of prospective schools based on your unique strengths, abilities, and goals.

Carolyn develops a close, personal, nurturing relationship with her students and their families. She works with a wide variety of learning styles, gifts, and academic interests. She has specialized knowledge in learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD. She goes the extra mile to know each student and determine what kind of environment they will need to be successful in class and on campus.

Her commitment to her business is reflected in her visits to over 400 campuses, continuing leadership and engagement in professional associations. She's built personal relationships with college admissions professionals. This gives her a unique insight into higher education. Carolyn shares her expertise with students and their families to make each campus visit a valuable effective experience. Carolyn has successfully seen hundreds of students through the search process over the last 16 years, with admission letters received from over 200 different colleges and universities.

With Carolyn's guidance, the college search and application process transforms from a complicated maze to an exciting, expertly-guided journey for students and their families.

Education & Certificates
UCLA - Certificate in College Counseling

Bucknell University - B.A. in English Literature

WOW Writing Workshop - Certified Essay Writing Method


Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) - Professional Member

National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)

New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counselors (NJACAC)

Morris County Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) - Charter Member

Learning Disabilities Association of America

New Jersey Learning Disability Association

Summer Training Institute Faculty - Swarthmore College

Summit Special Education Parent Advisory Group - Coordinator

WOW Writing Workshop Method - Certificiation
The College Essay Experience is an immersive program that brings professionals inside the essay-writing process as they compose and revise their own college essays. CEE-trained pros become stronger coaches, more confident in their skills, and better prepared to guide students of all skills and abilities.
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) is a not-for-profit, international professional association representing experienced independent educational consultants. IECA works to ensure that those in the profession adhere to the highest ethical and business standards.
National Association of College Admissions Counselors -NACAC
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 26,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.