Vince Garcia is the founder and co-owner of Q&A College Admissions & Academic Consulting. A graduate of Occidental College, he has worked in college admissions, college counseling, and scholarship selections with students of all abilities since 1989. His experience and qualifications are extensive. He has 13 years of admissions experience at Occidental, Pomona, Cal Lutheran, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He also has 15 years of college counseling experience at Campbell Hall High School, Los Angeles, CA.
In 2003 he created the nation’s first college admissions boot camp. During the college counseling application boot camp, high school seniors completed the Common Application, wrote admissions essays, developed a college admissions strategy, produced activity and achievements summaries, and practiced interview techniques.
Vince has expertise in admissions in engineering, health, science, mathematics, athletics, learning differences, and the visual and performing arts. He has extensive training in college admissions as well as college counseling training through Harvard Summer Institute on Colleges Admissions.
He has visited over 400 colleges in the US and abroad, and has supported college applicants from the following non-profit organizations: The Posse Foundation, College Summit, The LA Gay and Lesbian Center, and The Fulfillment Fund.
Vince has developed an expertise of scholarship & fellowship selections through The Dalai Lama Fellowship, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, The Point Foundation, and Schwartzman Scholars.
Vince is the Co-Founder and Creator of LikeLive, an online interviewing tool for colleges and universities, and also created The Point Foundation Scholarship Application Website and Selection Tool.