About Us

Vince and Caryl are experts in the college admissions process who are uniquely qualified in niche college application environments ranging from highly selective college admissions, to STEM, to athletics, to theater, to music.

They have also created an extensive network of colleagues that supplement their work
in even more specific areas requiring special expertise, such as portfolio curation, STEM
and pre-med advising, athletics, or choosing and honing a theater monologue.
Q&A expertly navigates the college admissions process for our clients.

Vince Garcia

Vince is the founder and owner of Q&A College Admissions & Academic Consulting. A graduate of Occidental College, he has worked in college admissions, college counseling, and scholarship selections with students of all abilities since 1989. His experience and qualifications are extensive:

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Caryl Kristensen

Caryl came to college counseling after a successful career in television as one of “The Mommies” on NBC, co-host of the NBC talk show Caryl & Marilyn: Real Friends, and the hit Showtime special My Kid Beat Up Your Honor Student. She is the co-author of The Motherload: When Your Life’s on Spin Cycle and You Just Can’t Get the Lid Up.

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