Locations:

Main Office
1560 Sherman Ave. Suite 102
Evanston, Illinois 60201
847.492.3434

Helping students
and families
since 1978!
About US


Founded in 1978, Academic Counseling Group provides specialized services in the field of educational options. Clients come to ACG for a general evaluation of their opportunities for growth. Many clients seek guidance in the selection of a suitable secondary school, college, or graduate school. Clients are referred by public or private schools, upon recommendation of former clients, or by other professionals. Traveling extensively, ACG staff members reach a wide range of schools and colleges and meet personally with administrators and admissions directors.
Harriet Gershman, a Certified Educational Planner, is the founder of Academic Counseling Services. For over 30 years, she and her staff have worked privately with individuals and families as consultants in finding the best educational opportunities for their clients. Traveling extensively, ACS staff members reach a wide range of schools and colleges, and meet personally with administrators and admissions directors.
Harriet Gershman founded Academic Counseling Group over 40 years ago. A Certified Educational Planner, Harriet earned a Master of Science degree in counseling and personnel services from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. Throughout the career, she served on the National Board of Directors, the Membership and Ethics Committee, the Alternative Education Committee, the Schools Committee, and the Restructuring Ad Hoc Committee of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Prior to retirement, her broad exposure to educational programs and approaches allowed her a distinctive proficiency for helping clients meet their educational and personal needs.