Ms Ellen Kuppersmith


Ellen Kuppersmith is a Los Angeles native with over 18 years of experience in education and college advising. She started by assisting in the College Center at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES), a magnet school ranked #1 in Los Angeles. Ellen began college advising after completing her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA Extension in June 2015, and in June 2019, started her own practice, College Kupp. 

Through personalizing the experience, Ellen guides students into finding the universities and colleges that meet their needs academically and socially no matter the field they wish to study from liberal arts to business, STEM to Performing and Visual Arts. She provides hands-on support through the entire college application process all while minimizing the stress that often can arise for students (and their parents). And as a NACAC International University Advocate Badge holder, Ellen can also help students who wish to apply to universities all over the world. 

Ellen is a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the Western Association for College Admissions Counseling (WACAC), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), and an associate member of the Independent Education Consultants Association (IECA).  Through these groups and activities, she builds her knowledge base and network of industry professionals to better serve her students.  Ellen is also the HECA College Fair Co-Chair (2019 – 2023).

Additional Info

Description of Services : Help with creating college lists, applications, and financial aid. Also assist with course selections in high school and helping students get the most out of their high school experience.

Description of Experience : I worked at Paula Barksdale & Associates as an Educational Consultant from March 2015 to May 2019, after which I started my own practice, College Kupp.



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