Student Access Portal

Special Needs

Gerhardt Educational Endeavors works with parents, teachers, and other professionals as requested. We can attend IEP meetings and work with you to ease the transition from high school to college. We spend extra time exploring the supports available at the college level to help you make informed choices. We maintain and update lists of colleges that meet the needs of students identified with ASD.

All of your child's information is kept in strict confidence and will not be utilized without your prior written consent. We do utilize a parent release of information authorization form as part of our work with your family

Individualized Attention

School counselors are wonderful, knowledgeable and talented. However, they often have several hundred students in their caseloads and may not have enough time to work with each student on the college search and application process. We will work with you on an individual basis at our location or in your home.

What We Will Do:

  • We will help you set a timetable for the college exploration process.
  • We will help you create your admission profile.
  • We will evaluate and help you highlight your extracurricular activities.
  • We will help you create your college resume.
  • We will provide support in the college essay process.
  • We will facilitate the entire college application process.
  • We will offer personality and interest assessments.
  • We will work to support your school counselor's efforts.
  • We will facilitate the financial aid process.
  • We will help you understand the concepts of Early Action, Early Decision, Rolling Admissions and Regular Admission
  • We will review and provide guidance in the standardized testing process (ACT, SAT, SAT subject tests, AP/IB exams)
  • We will help everyone stay calm and sane throughout the process.

Gerhardt Educational Endeavors offers a wide range of services which can be modified to meet your needs.


Gerhardt Educational Endeavors, LLC

Brenda Gerhardt, PhD

Independent Educational Consultant

2052 Rosebery Drive Columbus, OH 43220

Phone: (614) 620-2653


What we will not do:

  • We will not complete college applications.
  • We will not write college essays.
  • We will not guarantee entrance to any college or university.

Fees Consultations are on an hourly basis with the first half-hour free. Packages can be created based on the year in school and services requested.