From the Founder

Since working in this field, I have noticed how much the college admissions arena changes year-to-year and recognize how crucial it is for students and families to stay informed about best practices and new processes for applying to college. I created JDK College Consulting to help students and their families navigate the world of college admissions, choose a college based on best fit and even pursue financial aid and scholarships.

My philosophy is that, while it can be important to help guide students through the college application process, it is equally as important to encourage them to take accountability and ownership of this journey for themselves. The short term goal of this program is to guide students and families through the college process to a suitable and desirable college choice. The long-term goal is a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment that can enhance and outlast the college experience.

I have a passion for college counseling and enjoy breaking down the application process so that it can be manageable for students and families. Participants in the JDK program will be satisfied with their completed work and excited for what lies ahead!

I look forward to working together,

Joseph D. Korfmacher, MASC
Founder, JDK College Consulting

About Joe
Joe has professionally visited and met with admissions counselors at more than 100 colleges in 23 states and three countries. He is passionate about professional development, and is a member of both the New York ACT State Council and New York State Association for College Admission Counseling. In addition to Joe's role at JDK College Consulting, he is the Head of College Counseling at a private high school in Manhattan where he builds college readiness programs and manages a caseload of 100 students each year.

Joe is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University and received a Master’s in School Counseling from Seton Hall University in 2011. He is a New Jersey licensed school counselor originally from Westfield, NJ, and has worked in college counseling for the entirety of his career.