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Meet Andi Frimmer
Founder and College Admissions Expert

My entire career has been dedicated to helping students achieve. I have been applying my knowledge of the intricacies of college admission to help students navigate the complicated admission process and achieve multiple admissions to the colleges of their choice.

I obtained a college admissions counselor certificate from UCSD, a master’s in special education from Boston University and an undergraduate degree in elementary education from Temple University.

While working with students at my former tutoring center, parents frequently asked questions and sought advice regarding college admission. As I became more involved in helping each student, I realized I wanted to help families full time with college admission. Prep4CollegeNow was born out of this desire.

I also have a deep passion for teaching special education students of all ages and abilities.

A childhood friend had a brother who developed mental retardation after a bout of encephalitis at age two. Over the years I watched him struggle to learn daily living skills, develop speech and basic reading and math skills. Being in his company and helping his family during my teenage years solidified my desire to educate children with special needs.

This desire continues today with college admission. I have developed a sub-specialty in helping special needs children gain college admission. I also advocate for children and families helping ensure each child receives a Fair And Public Education as required under state and federal laws.

Outside of work, I am an avid exercise enthusiast and love many forms of indoor and outdoor recreation. I’ve completed a full marathon and 2 half-marathons raising money through Team in Training for Leukemia Lymphoma research. I am also an active member of Circle of Life 100, the fundraising auxiliary of Scripps Hospital Encinitas. I am also active within my religious affiliation.

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Meet Randi Joelson
College Admissions Counselor

Randi Joelson is an associate with Prep 4 College Now, Inc. She has worked with teens as a high school social studies teacher as well as an ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor in both public and private middle and high schools in California.

She has worked with teenage students for many years. She understands their needs, communicates well with them, and easily develops a harmonious and mutually respectful relationship.

Randi earned her College Admission Certificate from The University of California San Diego, her M.A. from University of San Diego, and her B.A. from San Diego State University. She also holds an English as a Second Language (ESL) certificate and a Secondary Education Teaching Credential from California.

She is very involved in her teenage children’s lives attending their sporting events and often being a team manager. Randi has been extremely active in her kids school and held a board position on the EUSD Foundation helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for her local school and district. She and her daughter are extremely active in the Surf Cities Chapter of National Charity League (NCL) where volunteering for different charitable organizations and philanthropies have created lasting mother/daughter memories while contributing to the community. Randi also spends time with her son in many different service learning opportunities.

Randi supports the strongly held philosophy of college admission at Prep 4 College Now. We believe a highly individualized approach to college counseling benefits each student. It is of utmost importance to listen carefully to each student’s goals and aspirations to learn as much as possible about what makes each student extraordinary. Taking the time to get to know the student holistically is a critical part of the counseling process ensuring the best chance for students to succeed in the highly competitive college admissions process.

Randi currently lives in Carlsbad, CA with her husband and two teenage children. When not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends, running with her dog, traveling and reading.