Ashley McNaughton Certified College Counselor

Ashley McNaughton
Certified College Counselor



Ashley McNaughton, founder of ACM College Consulting, LLC is a PA native who speaks English, German and Spanish. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University. In addition to her Bachelor’s Degree, she obtained her Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Before becoming a college consultant, she spent four years in Spain and Germany as an English teacher. Ashley is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC). She keeps up to date on college admission trends and changes, college options, education policies and high school curriculum by attending many professional conferences, workshops and webinars throughout the year. In addition, she has toured over 50 campuses across the country. She enjoys working with students and has helped teenagers and parents of many backgrounds.

Starting the summer of 2018, Ashley also began working with Scholarmatch as a volunteer virtual college counselor helping high achieving, low income students on their journey to college. 

I loved working with Ashley! I came to her the summer before my senior year in high school and I had no clue where I wanted to attend college or what I wanted to study. Now, I will be attending a college that I LOVE and I know exactly what I plan to study. She is very hands on and extremely helpful when it comes to questions you have, whether it be about an essay you’re writing or questions about a college application. Highly recommend to any high schoolers who feel they could use some guidance as they start looking into colleges!
— Kelsey, Fort Myers Class of 2019
Ashley really helped us figure out the best college for our daughter and even after our daughter found “her” college and was accepted Ashley was still available to answer questions, bounce scholarship essay ideas, and stay in touch with us!!
— Susan Harding 07/30/2018
We have been very pleased with Ashley’s work and assistance while we are searching for and applying to colleges. She promptly replies to any questions or concerns that we have, and she has willingly investigated programs and/or colleges that have been suggested to us and that were outside of her recommendations. The information that she provides in the recommended college list (which she puts together after meeting with you and determining what you want from the college experience) is AWESOME and extremely helpful.
— C. Barry 9/26/2017
We were extremely pleased with Ashley’s work with our daughter. From the very beginning throughout the entire process she explained how she would help and she followed through on what she promised, first determining our daughter’s preferences and skills and helping her find where to target her college search. Ashley kept in frequent touch with our daughter and us, continuing to assist all of us through the application process and beyond. We would recommend her services to anyone.
— Norm and Mary C.
Ashley was great to work with. She answered all of our questions, introduced us to colleges we would have never thought of, and helped our daughter stay on track to apply. We are more than happy we decided to use her services!
— Anonymous Parent 11/08/2016