Welcome to College-Bound Advising Today!

College-Bound Advising Today is a provider of Educational/College Consulting to students and their families attempting to wade through the mountain of information about Colleges, to find schools that will best fit the student’s needs.

Joan DeSalvatore
Joan DeSalvatore

The Internet is a terrific source of information for just about anything, including colleges. Every college has a web site with appealing pictures, countless amounts of data, and campus video tours. The challenge becomes: how can we hope to interpret the overwhelming abundance of information and sift through the options. You need to ask: How does it apply to me? Will there be people there like me? What if I don’t know what I want to major in? Should I commute or be a resident? How do I find the answer to my questions? This is one of the most important decisions of your life.

Joan DeSalvatore of College Bound Advising Today has spent over 20 years as an award winning senior administrator at some of our nation’s top schools, including Columbia and Lehigh Universities. During those years, Joan worked closely with thousands of students and advised hundreds of others as they explored their college choices. Let Joan use that knowledge and experience to help you find your way through the mass of information – to find just the right college to ideally fit your personality, interests, and needs.


"We were somewhat conversant with the process of applying for undergraduate admissions after experiencing it with our elder daughter. However, that first exposure did not mean that we were by any means experts in the process! My wife and I knew that each child has their own unique personality and what was good for our elder child did not necessarily translate into the best situation for our younger one.

With this realization that a “cookie cutter” solution was not wise, when it was time for our younger daughter to apply to colleges, my wife and I approached Joan for advice on navigating the process. We soon learned that whatever knowledge that we had gained during our initial adventure in the college admissions process was miniscule compared to the vast expertise that Joan brings to the table.

In addition to her intimate familiarity with the college admissions process, Joan is a good listener and able to relate to young people given her numerous years of experience in academia and dealing with that age demographic. Suffice it to say my younger daughter is currently in her senior year at a highly rated university, and now with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, I can say without a doubt that Joan’s involvement was crucial in helping my daughter excel at the “right” institution."
Nandu Nayar
Professor of Finance & Hans Julius Bär Endowed Chair, Lehigh University
"As a student at Columbia Business School I was fortunate to have Joan DeSalvatore as a Dean. She was accessible to the students and personally met with me individually on many occasions. Her advice and direction was extremely beneficial as I navigated the classes, abundance of activities and networking events to determine my next professional steps. I thank Joan for her wisdom and highly recommend working with her."
Michelle Tillis Lederman
Student, Columbia University
"Dean DeSalvatore was the Associate Dean at Lehigh’s College of Business and Economics while I was a freshman and sophomore. She quickly became a mentor and friend due to her genuine interest in my ability to be a successful student. I found Dean DeSalvatore to be very approachable, focused, and helpful in her dealings with me. She shared her passion for education and learning with all that crossed her path and had an incredibly positive impact on my experience at Lehigh."
Andrew Hermalyn
Student, Lehigh University