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As an educational consultant Elizabeth guides students as they navigate the university and secondary school admission process. With over twenty years of experience living internationally and working with and in schools throughout the US and Europe, and most recently in New York City, Elizabeth understands first hand the needs of students who live domestically or abroad. As a New Yorker, a global citizen, and an educational consultant it is her mission to help students discover, apply, and transition to schools in which they will thrive and be successful.
Elizabeth offers a unique perspective to her client families in the US and abroad having lived overseas for long periods giving her an understanding of the culture of global nomads seeking education in the US and internationally. She has knowledge of international and US curricula having consulted with international schools and counseled families with students applying to secondary schools and universities in the US and abroad. Elizabeth’s work with students’ college and school lists and her summer program suggestions reflect her unique knowledge and the strategic view she takes on each assignment.
Having held various roles at schools ranging from traditional and elite day and boarding schools stateside to competitive IB programs abroad, Elizabeth has developed a depth of knowledge that is an asset to her families as they navigate the secondary school process whether it is day or boarding. As Head of Upper School Admissions at a New York City independent school, Elizabeth gained invaluable experience in the inner workings of the competitive world of NYC day school admissions.
When it comes to the college admission process, Elizabeth expertly guides each student to discover a “best fit” college. Her knowledge of colleges and universities and commitment to the success of her candidates are a powerful combination. She also has experience with student athletes and the recruiting process for artists, engineers, and future architects. Elizabeth transcends the general application process and identifies what is unique to each student and caters her services to the individual needs and desires of the student and family.
Elizabeth lives in the New York City area. In addition to her work as an educational consultant, Elizabeth is a wife, mother of three, cancer research advocate, tennis player, literature lover, and an honors graduate of Boston College who delivered the student commencement address.
Professional Affiliations Include:
- Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
- IECA Past Schools Committee Member
- International Association of College Admission Counselors
- Fishers Island Education Foundation (Board of Director)
- Past National Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
- Past Student and Exchange Visitor Program Designated School Official
What families say about working with Beth:
"We give Beth Cashel our highest recommendation as a counselor, not just because of the wonderful result she helped achieve (a very happy freshman at Columbia University), but because of the great help she was throughout the very complex application process. …From the start, she did a thorough job helping us assess what we were looking for in a university…Beth’s advice and suggestions on how to approach the choices and how to narrow down the “the list” was extremely valuable. She never forced suggestions or choice on us, but we felt she helped us get the information needed to make our own choices intelligently. Beth was an invaluable part of our college-application process and we’d recommend her in the highest possible terms.” Parent
“We want to thank you for an outstanding job you have done helping our family. Your passion and knowledge of the subject both were encouraging to my son and really helpful to us as a family. Thank you!” Parent
“Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my family! I am so happy that you lead me to this boarding school. I am very grateful for your help, and by coming here! I have reached a better understanding of myself.” Student