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Pioneer Valley
College Counseling

College application coaching for students in western Massachusetts and beyond

Melanie Mac Caskie smiles in front of a blurred nature background. She is white with short light brown hair and wears a black sweater.

Hi, I'm
Mac Caskie 

As an independent educational consultant, I have the perfect job, combining my insider knowledge of the admissions process and my expertise in coaching students through complex processes. 

I draw from over a decade of experience in higher education to help your student find the college where they will flourish.


In my previous career as an admission counselor, I reviewed applications for first-year and transfer students, in institutions large and small, public and private, highly-selective and less-so. I call on this depth and breadth of experience in the college admission sphere to benefit my students’ diverse interests and goals.


I’ve also been fortunate to work as an academic advisor and college application coach. In these roles, I worked with students one-on-one to help them determine their goal, devise a strategy, and clear the hurdles to reach the finish line!

With the right tools and guidance, I know your student can reach their goals and find their perfect fit college, too. I can’t wait to meet you to learn more about your student, your family, and how Pioneer Valley College Counseling can help.

Schedule a free consultation to get started:



Admission Consulting

Let me guide you through the whole college admission process, from A to Z.

Hourly Admission Consulting

Seeking more targeted advice? Let's work together on an hourly basis to meet your needs.

Academic Coaching

One-on-one time management and study skill coaching to set your student up for success.

Let's connect


(413) 367-6030


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