About NJ College Counseling

NJ College Counseling was founded on the sole principal of helping high-achieving students get into the schools they deserve. We strive to help anxious parents and students understand the complexities of the College Admissions Process and create a seamless application process for your son or daughter.

We firmly believe that by working attentively with you and your child, we can give them the best chance of getting into their dream school.

Why Choose Us?

At-home and In-Person Services

We offer all of our services in-person and online, so there’s no need to plan transportation to and from and office. Students and parents have the option to meet in-person and online, so you can choose what works best for you and your child.


Individualized Planning Attention

We understand the college process isn’t identical for any two students, and that’s why we give each student our individualized attention and devise a plan that specifically meets his or her needs.


24-Hour Response Time

We understand how imperitive time is in the college process. We respond to all inquiries within a 24-hour perioid and are usually able to accomidate emergency consultations. 

Strong Community

Our services extend beyond our consultants. Depending on the school, we may be able to connect your child directly to students or faculty so they can best answer your child’s questions and give them a better holistic understanding of the school they’re applying to.

Expert Consultants

Our consultants consist of educators with over 20+ years of experience in education as well as current Ivy League students. We only work with the best consultants to ensure your child has a qualified team working with him or her.

Online Messaging

Message our consultants anytime. We strive to respond to all messages within a 24-hour period and are usually able to schedule emergency sessions if needed.

Meet Our Experts

Dr. Lily DiMaggio

Teacher and College Counselor

Dr. Lily DiMaggio is an experienced educator with over 23 years in the secondary education setting. She received her Bachelor's in Spanish & Secondary Education from New Jersey City University. She holds two Master's Degree from Seton Hall University: one in K-12 Education and the other in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy.

In 2017 Dr. DiMaggio completed her Doctorate with a concentration in Higher Education and Administration from Saint Peter's University. She is well-versed in the College Admissions Process as a result of her doctorate and experience as a lifelong high school teacher.  She is a firm believer that higher education gives students opportunities to succeed is excited to help your child get accepted into their dream schools. Click "Schedule a Consultation" to contact us about your child's individual goals.

Holds a Doctorate in Higher Education

High School Teacher for 20+ Years

Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University

Daniel Bhagat

Consultant and Wharton Business School Student

Daniel Bhagat is a current student at the University of Pennsylvania. He studies Business at The Wharton School of Business along as Nursing at The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. 

Daniel works very closely with high school students to help them obtain admission to top-tier schools. He understands and sympathizes with the anxiety many students face regarding the college admissions process and tries to make the process as seamless as possible. Daniel has successfully navigated the notoriously difficult admissions process at Ivy Leagues and has committed himself to helping other students do the same. Feel free to send him a message to him or Lily DiMaggio begin the college admissions process for your son or daughter.

Current UPenn-Wharton Student

Recently Completed the College Admissions Process Himself

Knows What Colleges Are Truly Looking For

Don’t Navigate the College Admissions Process Alone! 

With college education becoming increasingly important in our job market, securing admission to a top school should remain one of a parent’s top priority. Give your child the ultimate gift by helping him or her get into the school of his or her dreams.  Book a free, no-obligation consultation below or send us a message to learn more.

(201) 494-4800