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Bari Norman, Ph.D., CEP

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Bari Norman, Ph.D., CEP

Certified Educational Planner; Co-Founder and President

Bari Norman, Ph.D., CEP worked as an Admissions Officer at Barnard College/Columbia University. During her tenure, she rendered decisions on thousands of applications, both domestic and international.

Dr. Norman has more than twenty years of experience in college admissions counseling.

College Admissions Experience:

  • Admissions Officer, Barnard College/Columbia University
  • Director of Pre-College Programs, Barnard College/Columbia University
  • Chair, Pre-College Admissions and Financial Aid, Barnard College/Columbia University


  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
  • A.B. in Sociology, magna cum laude, Barnard College/Columbia University
  • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA
  • Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions

Related Education Experience:

  • Associate Director of College Counseling, Hillel High School
  • Curriculum Consultant, New York University
  • Undergraduate Instructor and Academic Advisor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Secondary Schools Committee Member, University of Pennsylvania
  • Alumnae Admissions Representative, Barnard College/Columbia University
  • Faculty, University of California - Irvine, Independent Educational Consultant Certificate Program


TV appearances include:
  • The Today Show (NBC)
  • NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
  • The Early Show (CBS)
  • CNN Headline News
Newspaper and magazine interviews include:
  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • US News & World Report
  • Newsweek
  • Washington Post
  • Writes the "Ask the College Advisor" column in the Miami Herald
  • Authors articles in the Journal of College Admission and the Miami Herald

Professional Development:

  • American Institute of Certified Educational Planners, Certified Educational Planner (CEP)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Member
  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Professional Member
  • Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), Member
  • International Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC), Member
  • New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC), Member