Christine Pluta

Since 1997, Chris has been a respected and admired member of the college admissions counseling community, serving as Associate Director of Admission at Barnard College, Regional Director of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, and then joining the college counseling office at Horace Mann School. For ten years until 2018, Chris was the Director of College Counseling at the Lycée Français de New York, where she counseled her students applying to universities both in the US and around the world. Chris is now an independent consultant with Edvice Princeton, assisting individual families and organizations with the college admissions process.

Chris has led panels at the National Association of College Admission Counseling, the Council of International Schools Global Forum and the College Board Forum, and was a distinguished visiting faculty member of the College Board’s Summer Institute for International Counselors. Chris has written for The Choice blog of the New York Times and has been quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education and US News & World Report. She is known for her deep knowledge of college admission, her extensive network, and her unfailingly student-centered approach.

Chris was the proud dependent of her father, a career USCG officer who served for over 35 years. He was first in his family to attend college. Chris graduated from Bryn Mawr College (B.A.) with a major in Religion and extensive coursework in chemistry, Latin, and mathematics. For several years she was also the Representative for Admissions on the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Board.