Hamilton Gregg International Educational Consulting
The Expert in Boarding School and University Advising in Beijing or Anywhere in China
About HamiltonSince 1986, Hamilton Gregg, Founder of HGIEC has worked in a variety of schools in varying capacities. Having attended St. Mark’s School, a boarding School in Massachusetts, he is very familiar with boarding school life. He has worked in three boarding schools – The Thacher School in California, The Oregon Episcopal School, Portland and the Leysin American School in Switzerland. He has also worked at two other international schools. Mr. Gregg’s primary focus has been on college and university admission to institutions in the US, UK, Canada and other countries. With his experience in boarding schools in the US and overseas, Mr. Gregg also works with families interested in exploring options for boarding school whether Junior and/or High School.
Deeply involved in college counseling, Mr. Gregg is a long-standing member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC). Mr. Gregg has served on the Current Trends and Future Issues Committee at of NACAC and as President of OACAC for two consecutive terms.
Mr. Gregg is a member of The Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and an Associate Member of the Independent Education Consultants Association (IECA). As a member of these two organizations and NACAC, Mr. Gregg is bound by a strict code of ethical procedures and practices. This year, Mr. Gregg became an associate member of The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
Helping students and their families find schools that fit their personal and educational needs is the primary focus and passion of his business.
Why Choose UsWith over 25 years of experience in the field of private school education both in the US and overseas, Hamilton Gregg brings extensive knowledge and experience to HGIEC. Of those 21 years, 12 years were spent working in selective boarding schools on three continents. As well, he has worked in the field of college counseling for 17 years, building a trusted relationship with colleges and universities in many countries.
HGIEC is not an agent. Neither the company nor it’s founder is paid by institutions to “place” students. HGIEC works on a yearly contractual basis with each family.
HGIEC is a Independent College and Boarding School Consultant working on behalf of the client to find the right school to meet the educational needs of the student. Unlike Agents who are paid to “place” students in particular institutions, HGIEC owes its allegiance to the client, allowing for objectivity when making institutional recommendations.
HGIEC will help families build a realistic education plan. Given the competitive nature of admission in both selective boarding schools and institutions of higher education, HGIEC cannot guarantee admission to any particular school. It is expected however, if the student follows the Education Plan, the student will have choices that meet his/her educational needs.
HGIEC is like no other. Contact us for more information.
About HGIECHamilton Gregg has lived in Beijing since 2002. Over that time he has noticed the lack of qualified Educational Consultants in Beijing. There are many Agents, but no true Independent Education Consultants. As more and more students and families in Beijing and China are looking for educational opportunities beyond the Mainland, there is a real need for a Consultant with extensive experience to assist families through the complicated process of finding and applying to college prep schools and universities in the US, Canada, and other destinations.
The breadth and depth of institutional offerings require students and their families to take time investigating which ones fit their personal, social and academic requirements. HGIEC can help unload the burden of finding the appropriate list of “fit” schools to match these expectations. It is important to note that HGIEC does not work for any institution or organization, but adheres to the best practices and procedures of the National Association of College Admission Counselors, the Independent Educational Consultants Associations and the Higher Educational Consultants Association.
HGIEC works on a contract basis. The expectations are that the student and the Consultant will commit to the requirements laid out in the Personal Agreement to Services Contract.
Students I have worked with in 2014 have received acceptances or offers from the following schools (boarding schools, universities and colleges):
- Boarding Schools: Deerfield, Andover, Exeter, St. Mark's, Kent, Foxcroft, Salisbury, Governor's Academy, Loomis Chaffee, White Mountain, The Hun School, The Hill School, Worcester Academy, The Gunnery, St. Anne's Belfield
- US Junior Boarding Schools: N/A
- US Colleges and Universities: EARLY APPLICATIONS: Tufts, Brown, Emory
- REGULAR Admission: Carnegie Mellon, Cal Tech, Carleton, Claremont McKenna, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Bryn Mawr, Purdue, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of California - Irvine, Berkeley, Davis, Santa Barbara, LA, Irvine and Davis, Wellesley, Pomona, Macalester, Notre Dame, Rice, UVA, USC, Vanderbilt,
- Art Schools: NA
- UK Universities: N/A
- Hong Kong:University of Hong Kong
- Germany: N/A