Scott White is a national expert in college guidance.  He is regularly quoted in national publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly, et. al.  He specializes in college guidance and adolescent development.  Parents praise his knowledge, accessibility and responsiveness.  He is also a leading figure in the college admissions community.

In the blog section, you will find timely information and insight into issues affecting students going through the college guidance process as well as discussions on the state of public education and how state and federal policy and the college admissions process affects the education of students and their growth and development.

You can reach him at swcollegeconsulting@gmail.com or 973-919-6798.  Hourly and package rates available.


395 North Fullerton Ave

   Montclair, NJ 07043

973-509-9136 (H), 973-919-6798 (C)



Employment History

2016 to Present                       SW College Admissions Consultants

2013 to 2016                            Director of Guidance, Morristown High School

2005 to 2008                           Director of Guidance, Montclair High School

2009 to 2013

2008 to 2009                          Director of Counseling Services, Westfield High School

1991 to 2005                           Guidance Counselor, Montclair High School

1988 to 1991                           Director of College Guidance,

Montclair Kimberley Academy

1984 to 1988                          Director of Admissions and College Counseling,

McBurney School, New York, NY

1983 to 1984                           Assistant Director of Admissions,

Bard College, Annandale, NY

1981 to 1983                           Assistant Director of Admissions,

Oakwood School, Poughkeepsie, NY


Educational History

1981    Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Development,

Harvard Graduate School Education

1980    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,

Swarthmore College

1976    George School


“Are the Best Minds of a Generation Being Destroyed by Madness,” Journal of College Admissions

“Disclosure and College Admissions”, Journal of College Admissions

“The Wizard and the Little Man Behind the Curtain”, Independent School Magazine,

“Honesty in College Admissions”, in The Right College, Arco Publishing

“The Myth of the American Dream”, Journal of College Admissions

“Options in Higher Education”, Fundamentals of College Counseling (Graduate Level Text)

Professional Experience


“504/IDEA/FERPA Issues in College Counseling, NJSCA Annual Conference

“Early Ethics” NACAC National Conference

“504/IDEA/FERPA Issues in College Counseling” NJACAC Workshop

“Disclosure and College Admissions” NJACAC Annual Conference

“Athletic Recruiting”  NJACAC Annual Conference

“Disclosure and College Admissions”, College Board National Forum

“Disclosure and College Admissions”, NACAC National Conference

“What Happens When ETS Questions Testing Scores?” NACAC National Conference

“Honesty in Action”, NACAC National Conference

“Honesty in College Admissions”, NACAC National Conference

“Alternatives to the Traditional High School Visit”, NACAC National Conference


“Panel Discussion of ‘The Chosen The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion’” NJACAC Annual Conference”

“The Wizard and the Little Man Behind the Curtain”, NEACAC Annual Conference,

Member: NACAC Admissions Standards Steering Committee.

Editorial Staff for the NJACAC publication The ABC’s of College Planning

Other: Coached Varsity Wrestling, Varsity Girls’ Soccer, Junior Varsity Boys’ Soccer; Taught Psychology, Advised National Honor Society. Ran the Montclair Recreational Wrestling Program.  On Advisory Board for Essex County ARC, Fiske Guide to Colleges and Princeton Review College Guides.


-Secondary School Guidance, Social Studies, Supervisor, Director of Student Personnel Services

-Individual Psychological Assessment

-Collegiate and High School Wrestling Refereeing


-Margaret E. Addis Service to NACAC Award

-Weston Award for Undefeated Wrestling Season

-Robert Worthington Award for Outstanding Community Service


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