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We know the admissions process can be long and confusing. Baines College Consultants have the background and experience to help students make sense of the process and achieve admissions success. We help students and parents understand their audience and submit compelling applications that set them apart from other applicants.

We are a boutique business so you can trust that your consultant will really get to know YOU!​



Word on the Street

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Marta Torres-Acevedo, Parent

So grateful for your incredible expertise, professionalism and follow through! From beginning to end, your insight into the process was invaluable. From the college applications to the grueling FAFSA and making sure we didn’t lose out on any medical accommodations, you were all over the details. Not to mention the critical role you played as a mediator between two divorced parents who may not have been able to remain as amicable as they normally do ;) Looking forward to an amazing future for Abby at Georgetown. Who knew that the most expensive college she applied to could give her the best scholarship! Donna knew. Thank you!!



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Our mission is to reduce the fear and stress of navigating college admissions by providing individually-tailored guidance that helps families tackle the over-whelming tasks of finding, applying for and funding college. From application essays to determining which school to attend, our services deliver the expert advice and tool necessary to make educated decisions and protect your investment in a college education.  The goal is to see our clients leave high school with a fully executable plan to graduate college on time and begin a rewarding career.


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Baines College Consulting began as a part-time charitable service offered to students who wanted to capitalize on insider information to gain an advantage when applying for colleges and accessing funds to help pay for it.  Donna Baines, Founder, spent 10 years working as a Corporate Director in college admissions with juniors and seniors in High School responsible for creating and training motivational seminars that would enhance a students propensity to complete high school and continue their education in markets such as Philadelphia, Newark, Trenton, Houston, Dallas, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Akron.


Kori Hutton attended HBCU, Hampton University, and is a proud and bold advocate for students to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  She not only has the first-hand experience with being a student and product of an HBCU; she also has taken her eldest daughter, Mykah, through the process as she prepared to attend North Carolina Central University.  

“Historically Black Colleges and Universities were created during a time when African American students were not allowed to attend school with our Caucasian brothers and sisters.  That is no longer our story. We now experience the privilege of being able to attend a university that not only provides us with an excellent education, but allows us to honor the legacy, struggle, and bold examples that our ancestors have left us.  I am excited to expand the minds of our youth and to show them the options that are available to them.  Education is a beautiful thing, but an HBCU education is not just beautiful.  It’s excellence, It’s family, It’s tradition, it’s culture, it’s just….different.” 



1 Market Street Suite 329, Camden, NJ 08102

(856) 266-9471

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