About Us

Kaitlin & Shannon DuffyShannon and Kaitlin Duffy graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2010, sharing the title of valedictorian and each earning a bachelor’s degree. The sisters graduated from the institution each with a 4.0 G.P.A. and were both the recipients of the President’s Award, given to the student(s) with the highest G.P.A. in the graduating class. Kaitlin and Shannon were also recipients of the Joan Philips Gordon Award, an honor given to the student(s) with the highest G.P.A in the College of Arts and Sciences. During their time at Quinnipiac University, Kaitlin and Shannon were active participants in the honors program and were inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology  honors society. Both women also worked year-round in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Quinnipiac University.

After years of work in the admissions field, the two Cheshire residents decided to start their own business. They understand the time and energy that high school students put into the college admissions process, and they want to help take the stress out of each step of this journey. The young women have been in business for over 4 years now. They help students from all over Connecticut and the United States work through the college admissions process and increase their grades and test scores. They also work as educational consultants at two different drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Connecticut.  There they help students finish their high curriculum, earn their GED, or seek admission to a local college as these clients continue to work through their sobriety.  They have assisted hundreds of clients throughout New England so far, and they look forward to working with you!

A word from our college consultants:

I have been on both sides of the situation. Not too many years ago, I was a high school junior stressing about the college admissions process- worrying about every comma that was in my application essay, every question on the SATs, and every interview that I might partake in. Now, I have also worked directly in the admissions office at a well-known and respected university. I have a better understanding of what is truly important in the college admissions process (and no, it is not making sure that every single comma is in the correct place in your application essay). I want to use this knowledge to help every high school student and to hopefully make their college search and application process as enjoyable as possible.

Shannon Duffy, Consultant & owner of College Admissions Consultants

I understand both how important and how stressful the college admissions process can be for the student and his or her parent(s). I remember not too long ago working through the process with my parents’ help. Looking back at that time, I now wish that I was able to enjoy the process a bit more. After all, it was my opportunity to explore the hundreds of options that I had for my future. While my personal college search and admittance is far behind me, I want to help make the college admissions process less stressful and more meaningful for other students and their parent(s). As a consultant for CAC, that is what I plan to do.

Kaitlin Duffy, Consultant & owner of College Admissions Consultants