Chris Stafford is a College Admissions Consultant

Chris has served in college access for nearly ten years in Massachusetts, New York, and Texas.  He has assisted over 1,000 students through the college exploration and application process.  Chris is currently a Manager of College Access and Partnerships for Uplift Education and recently joined the Firat Education as a Senior College Admissions Consultant in January 2020.

Chris has helped his previous students earn nearly $1.1M total in scholarships and grants.  Outside from his admissions duties, Chris has experience organizing informational workshops, college fairs, campus visits, and professional development seminars to prepare students for college and their career beyond college.  He has visited over 75 universities and continues to nurture relationship with college admissions representatives.

Chris enjoys getting to know students’ strengths and college goals in order to best assist them with making the transition from high school to college.

Chris is based in the Plano, TX Area and serves clients in-person in Plano/Frisco/McKinney and online nationally.

Have a few questions about the college admissions process? Pick Chris’ Brain by clicking on the brain icon above.

National Association for College Admissions Counseling

Texas Association for College Admissions Counseling

College Advising Certificate Program, Estimated Completion May 2020
Columbia University Teachers College

BS, Economics
Duke University

Chris is a Senior College Admissions Consultant who will:

  • Fully assess your student to identify: Personality traits, career matches, academic strengths, learning skills and styles
  • Prepare an individually custom-tailored college preparation plan and academic curriculum to achieve your desired results
  • Provide personalized college counseling and advising services
  • Guide and help you with every step of the college application process, including college essay preparation, resume building, interviews, and campus visits.
To get started, please register for an Educational Assessment here.

The College and Career Assessment is a a three session assessment of personality, interests, skills and abilities in order to identify the most fitting careers, college majors and up to 30 colleges based on size, location, academics, and extracurriculars that are best fit for the student.

If your student is not satisfied with his or her college and major list, Chris will work with your student to develop a new list that he or she feels confident about while also considering college compatibility.

To schedule a College and Career Assessment with Chris, please email or call 214-382-2976.

If you are interested in our Testing Analysis service to identify content gaps and the right test for you (ACT or SAT), click here.

In alignment with your college and career goals, Chris will identify your standardized test objectives, analyze your current test scores (official scores or Firat Education practice testing) to determine the best test for you, and create a strategy with you to hit your score objectives.

The Firat Education’s team of standardized test prep tutors can provide test prep for the ACT/SAT for college admissions.

To schedule practice testing with Firat Education, please call 214-382-2976 ext. 1 or fill out this form.

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