Our Mission

The College Game Plan mission is simple. We are dedicated to helping students identify and gain acceptance to their best-fit college while lessening the stress of the admissions process. We believe self-knowledge is the key to academic, career and personal success, so we begin with a comprehensive assessment that provides students with the critical self- awareness they need to establish short and long-term goals. Then we craft individualized, step-by-step roadmaps, and provide one-on-one support for students and their families throughout each stage of the admissions process.

Our Story

As a higher education admissions professional, and the mother of two daughters, both collegiate athletes, College Game Plan grew out of Deborah’s first-hand knowledge of the college admissions and athletic recruiting processes.  Frustrated by the disconnect between athletic recruiting and good college fit, she began presenting educational seminars on fit-first athletic recruiting for local sports clubs. College Game Plan is the result of Deborah’s passion to empower all students to realize their academic and athletic goals.


Deborah Accurso

Founder & Educational Consultant

Deborah is a dedicated and credentialed educational consultant. Her holistic educational counseling services include individualized, strategic game plans that empower students and their families to successfully navigate the college preparation, application and athletic recruiting processes.  Her clients have been accepted, and earned scholarship, at many of the nation’s top tier colleges.

As an active member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counselors (PACAC), Association of Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP), and Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Deborah regularly attends association meetings, conferences and workshops to stay abreast of trends and developments occurring across the higher education landscape. A graduate of the IECA Training Institute at Swarthmore College, Deborah is deeply committed to IECA principles of membership and the strict ethical guidelines that govern the actions of consultants working with students and their families, colleges and high schools.

A National Collegiate Athletic Association Regional Rules Seminar attendee, Deborah is equipped with an in-depth knowledge of NCAA eligibility, recruiting, and compliance legislation. She utilizes a holistic, targeted, and educational approach to collegiate athletic recruiting to provide student-athletes and their families with critical information, guidance and resources at each stage of the complex athletic recruiting process.

Deborah earned her BA from Bryn Mawr College and her graduate degree in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research. Her work is informed by her years of professional undergraduate and graduate admissions experience in higher education. Prior to founding College Game Plan, she also wrote and delivered educational programs for the United States Department of the Interior in the Department of Education and Interpretation for the National Park Service, and was a consultant and author for a coalition of international human rights non-governmental organizations at United Nations Headquarters that included Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Refugees International. She has served as the in-house college advisor for the Sports Extra Sports Club and Training Center.

As part of her commitment to serving all youth, Deborah regularly provides pro-bono college planning and advising services for first generation and low-income students in her community. She lives with her family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Next Steps…

We look forward to helping you launch your college game plan. Call or email to schedule your initial consultation.

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