Larry Blumenstyk, CEP
Program Director, College Admissions Program
Larry Blumenstyk is the Director of the College Admissions Program at Learning Associates. A graduate of Cornell University and New England School of Law, this program puts Larry’s interests and talents to good use for our clients.
Larry served as a member and county chairperson of the Cornell Alumni Secondary School Committee (which is now the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network – CAAAN). As an interviewer, Larry met with hundreds of applicants and gained a unique perspective into the college admissions process. When Larry and Holly’s son began his career as a student-athlete at Cornell, attending both home and away soccer games for four years strengthened Larry’s interest in modern college life and in helping college applicants. While our daughter was a student-athlete at Colby College the experience was similar, although the locations for those four years were the NESCAC campuses instead of the Ivies.
Through our professional associations, Larry attends and presents at national and regional conferences, symposia, seminars, and workshops to keep up to date on college admissions requirements and trends. Larry is a Certified Educational Planner (AICEP), a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), a member of the Higher Education Consultant’s Association (HECA), a member of the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC) and a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Within IECA, he has served on the Ad Hoc Business Practices Committee (2013-2014) and as chairperson of the College Subcommittee of the Ad Hoc Professional Liaison Committee. He is currently a member of the IECA College Committee. Larry has been a guest instructor at IECA’s Summer Training Institute. He has also organized and moderated panels for breakout sessions at National Conferences of IECA and HECA.
Larry has completed the Professional Coaching Program offered by ADD Insights of Boston, MA. He speaks regularly to various school groups, parent organizations, athletic clubs, and others. He visits scores of colleges each year and serves on the National Admissions Advisory Board for one university in North Carolina and another in Vermont. Whatever concerns your family has about the college admissions process, Larry welcomes your inquiry.