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Our mission

Benchmark’s goal is to demystify the college application process and help students stay focused on a meaningful and effective plan. Benchmark is committed to helping all students find a college environment that will offer personal and academic challenge, support, and success.

Our history

Benchmark Associates, LLC was founded by Anne Rogers Wager in 1984. Prior to counseling college applicants, Ms. Wager’s firm implemented mapping and demographic solutions for businesses.  She worked for consulting firms in Boston and San Francisco before opening her business in Seattle. She is the founder of Corsava, an innovative platform of applications supporting counselors and students. If you are interested in purchasing either the cloud or hardcopy version of Corsava Cards, please visit Corsava’s store.  

Qualifications

Ms. Wager received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University. She is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), and the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admissions Counseling (PNACAC). Her experience includes participation in the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions and the UCLA extension certification in college admissions counseling. She has visited over 250 colleges worldwide and has counseled over 1800 students as they explore their college options. 

Since 1988, Ms. Wager has been a member of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Seattle Chapter, which provides scholarships to graduate students in the sciences at select universities. She served on the Committee of Visitors for the University of Washington Department of Geography and was a mentor for the College Success Foundation at Cleveland High School.

Ms. Wager is continually monitoring trends in admissions and life on college campuses by consulting high school counselors, college representatives, and current literature. She is committed to making the college application process more rewarding and successful.