About Francine E. Block
Francine E. Block, MAT, CEP is President of American College Admissions Consultants. Her career in education and college admissions has spanned more than 25 years. Before beginning college admissions work, she was a high school English and Social Studies teacher in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Great Britain. She has since gone on to work with college applicants from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Mexico as well as those from throughout the United States.
Highly regarded for her expertise on college admissions issues, Francine has contributed to the following books and publications:
Getting Your Child into College-What Parents Must Know
Personal Financial Planning Portfolio: Selecting a College
The Admissions Game
Financing College Costs
The College Money System
In addition, she is an information source for Money Magazine and Newsweek, and has been interviewed on CNN, NBC, and for articles in The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, U.S. News, and World Report, and TIME.
Francine is past President of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling, sits on their Board, and served as Vice-Chair on the College Admission Practices Committee. She serves, as she has for many years in the past, as a National Assembly Delegate to the National Association for College Admission Counseling. She is co-founder of the St. Michael's Conference for college admissions deans, directors, and other admissions professionals, which has been in existence for more than 20 years. Francine is a FISKE Guide to Colleges College Counselor Advisory Group member. She currently serves on the Counselor Advisory Boards for Bucknell University and Queens University. She was a faculty member of the Summer Institute held at Bucknell University and served on the Admissions Advisory Boards of Penn State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She continues to consult for other major universities and is a Commissioner for the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners.
For several years, Francine was a member of the Superintendent's Advisory Board for the Council Rock School District, Newtown, PA, and helped prepare the report that earned Council Rock's designation as a Blue Ribbon High School. She also serves as Treasurer on the Council Rock Drug Free Community Committee. Francine developed and was Director of the Career and College Resource Center at Westborough High School, Westborough, MA. She served on an Advisory Board for Gifted and Talented Students and was on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Mandated Committee for the Establishment of Minimum Competency Levels in Schools.
Francine E. Block serves on the Boards of Directors of the United Way of Bucks County and the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, where she is Past Chair. She was appointed by the Bucks County Commissioners to the Bucks County Women’s Advisory Board. She is past President of the Saint Mary Hospital Guild Executive Board, and has served as a regional officer of the Association of Junior Leagues International. She is listed in Who's Who in the World, The International Who's Who of Business and Professional Women, Who's Who in America: Eastern Edition, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in American Education.
A native of Vermont, Francine E. Block holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Vermont. She also studied at the University of London. Francine earned two Outstanding Alumni Awards from the University of Vermont - one for Admissions and one for her work with the Career Alumni Network.
Awards and Recognitions
|2012 Paul Sauerbry Award presented by United Way of Bucks County to recognize a Board Member who has served as a leader and given extraordinary and continuous service.||2012 Bucks County Women's History Month Award presented by the Bucks County Commissioners Advisory Council for Women for volunteer efforts on behalf of women's advocacy.||2011 Delwin K. Gustafson Achievement Award presented to a PACAC member for dedicated service to students, the college admission profession, and the association.||2010 Theodore L. Mitchell Award presented by Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce for outstanding commitment and dedicated service.|