“...a consummate professional...”

Nick Amato is a consummate professional, and as a consultant to North Babylon High School, Nick’s depth of knowledge, expertise in administration and all aspects of Guidance, including the new Guidance standards, proved to benefit our Guidance department and School. I can’t thank Nick enough for sharing his insights and careful audit of our Guidance related systems.

— Jonathon Klomp
Principal of North Babylon High School

“...experience and passion...”


I have worked with Nick Amato as a high school Principal for the past 16 years and served as the President of the Suffolk County High School Principals Association for ten years.  During this time, Nick has conducted workshops on the college search process to Principals and Guidance Directors across Suffolk County.  In addition, I have referred students from my schools in order to enhance and enrich their college search journey.  Lastly, Nick Amato was my son's private College Counselor during his college search experience.  Nick's experience and passion is second to none!  

— Edward Casswell
Principal, Center Moriches High School
Past President, Suffolk County High School Principals Association


As the founder and president of Method Test Prep, I have been helping families prepare for the ACT and SAT for 19 years. I have known and worked with Nick Amato for 10 of those years. The quality of the work he does with families preparing them for all facets of the college experience is excellent.

— Tom Ehlers
Founder and President of Method Test Prep
Princeton University graduate


“...simple yet intuitive...”

Nick Amato was an integral part of my college selection process as a student at Earl L. Vandermeulen High school. I went to see Nick, not knowing what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised by how simple yet intuitive and accurate his process was. Through an evaluation of my personality, interests, goals, travel/environmental desires, monetary resources, and more, Nick matched me to the perfect school - Bennington College. Since graduating from Bennington I have worked in many fields - the television industry, for non-profits, managing a vineyard, and have since moved into the Natural Resources and Wildlife Biology area of study and professional work. Bennington taught me how to think, how to be professional, build my resume, have many varied skills, and be independent in an increasingly difficult professional world for people in my age group. I owe this all to Nick and his unique ability to match students to the programs that are fitting for them. Thank you Nick - you helped set me on the incredible path I am currently on!

— Brittany Kleinschnitz
Earl L. Vandermeulen class of 2009
Bennington College class of 2013

“Nick is the guru [we] keep on speed dial.”

Nick Amato has been at the forefront of college admission advisement for more than three decades.  He has mentored counselors from all over NY State and served as the head of guidance in both Nassau and Suffolk County schools.  When a district wants to improve their counseling program, Nick is the guru they keep on speed dial.  Over his career, Nick Amato has helped thousands of students realize their goal as they transitioned into a post-secondary environment.  Whether you are charging the Ivy League gates or simply trying to divine which $60,000 school is your best fit, Nick Amato’s personalized consulting approach will provide the expertise you require.

— Dr. Robert Finn, Director of Guidance and Data Management
Westhampton Beach Schools