Meet Marilyn

Marilyn Petrequin visits colleges and universities nationally on a regular basis. She also routinely attends both regional and national conferences.  In this way, she is very familiar with new trends and developments at the colleges and universities nationwide.

Marilyn’s background is in the public schools, where she was at one time a teacher and later a college counselor. Her previous experience includes spending three years as the high school representative on the six member National Advanced Placement Committee, where she also read and evaluated the nationally written student exams over a seven-year period. She was elected to and served a three-year term on the College Board’s Western Region Guidance and Admissions Committee, learning from the inside the workings of that organization. She also has had the privilege of periodically attending admissions committee meetings at two national liberal arts colleges.


Professional Experience

  • Independent College Counselor, founded Petrequin College Consulting, LLC in 1993
  • Former College Counselor, Counseling Department Chair, Lincoln High School, Portland, Oregon

Professional Organizations

  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Professional Member
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Higher Educational Consultants Association (HECA)
  • Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC)
  • Portland Area College Counselors’ Consortium (PACCC), Co-Founder

National Educational Committees

  • Board Member, Western Regional Council of the College Board (elected three year term
  • Committee Member, Western Regional Guidance and Admissions Committee of the College Board
  • National Advanced Placement (AP) Art History Committee (Three years), High School Faculty Representative on six person National Committee
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Reader, Art History national examinations (Six years)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) training at World College West in Las Vegas, New Mexico


  • Counseling Certification, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Reed College, Portland, Oregon
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri



Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Higher Educational Consultants Association (HECA)