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My name is Doug Badger. Since 1989, I have been a teacher, coach, admissions officer, consultant, and college counselor. I spent nearly 18 years working in the admissions offices of two of the most highly respected liberal arts colleges in the United States (Middlebury College and Grinnell College). At Grinnell, I served as the director of admission for five years. Presently, I am the director of college counseling at the Fountain Valley School of Colorado, an excellent boarding and day school in Colorado Springs. I have been a member of NACAC (the National Association for College Admission Counseling) for nearly 25 years. I am committed to helping students and parents navigate the college admissions process both ethically and effectively.

Each year, I work with a very limited number of clients as an independent college counselor. If you believe I could be helpful to you in that regard, please refer to the Service and Fees page.

In recent years, I have worked with students who have been admitted to more than 300 different schools throughout the United States and around the world, including:

American University

Arizona State University

Babson College

Bard College

Barnard College

Bates College

Baylor University

Bennington College

Boston College

Boston University

Bucknell University

California Institute of Technology

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University 

Case Western Reserve University

Chapman University

Colby College

Colgate University

College of William & Mary

Colorado College

Colorado School of Mines

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Denison University

Dickinson College

Franklin & Marshall College

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gettysburg College

Grinnell College

Hamilton College

Harvey Mudd College

Johns Hopkins University

Lafayette College

Lake Forest College

Lawrence University

Loyola Marymount University

Macalester College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Middlebury College

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Northeastern University

Occidental College

Pitzer College

Pomona College

Reed College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Santa Clara University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Skidmore College

Smith College

Southern Methodist University

Stanford University

Texas Christian University

The College of Wooster

Trinity College

Trinity University

Tufts University

Tulane University

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Denver

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Kentucky

University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

University of Michigan

University of Notre Dame

University of Oregon

University of Puget Sound

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of Texas, Austin

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Whitman College

Willamette University

Yale University