Mark Cruver

Mark Cruver is a father of four.  Two of his sons have already graduated from high school and made him a proud  Georgia Tech dad and Coastie dad!  

Caring about others and helping them reach beyond their own belief in themselves motivates Mr. Cruver to go above and beyond for the sake of students.  It’s why Capstone places students first!

As a leading educational consultant in the metro-Atlanta area with Capstone Educational Consultants, Mark Cruver supports families in navigating the college admissions process. In this role, he draws on his extensive experience as a college admissions professional. For 10 years, Mark Cruver served in the admissions department of Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, where he rose from admissions counselor to become director of admissions and enrollment management. In this position, he had the honor of personally consulting with more than 1,000 students and families about their admissions decisions, serving as both the international student advisor and liaison to athletics. Later in his career, he provided analysis and consultation for personal and career development. In his free time, Mr. Cruver enjoys participating in outdoor activities that bring him closer to nature, including gardening, fishing, and canoeing. His favorite places to visit include the Appalachian Smoky Mountains, Colorado Rockies, coastal Georgia, and the Tampa Bay area. He is also fond of cooking, especially for his family.

Mark Cruver is a Certified Educational Planner by the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners and holds a master of education in college student affairs from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.  He completed a certificate program for college counselors on Advising the College-Bound Student-Athlete.  He has since leveraged this unique background to build a company that serves students and their families in finding their best college fit. Mr. Cruver completed an independent educational consultant certificate from the University of California, Irvine.

Mark Cruver is an active Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association for over six years.  Mr. Cruver is also a member of the Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors, the National Test Prep Association, and the Enrollment Management Association.  In recognition of his efforts, he received the 2004 Regional Service Award granted by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals. 

Mark Cruver is interested in the student as an individual and values the unique qualities of each of them.

I wanted to say thanks for your simply amazing consultation with my son, Wesley. I was in awe of how you related to him, how you showed you cared about him and his choices and how you challenged him. I can say with pure honesty and confidence that you are tremendous at what you do. Keep at it, because you have the ability to connect with people on a very real and personal level!

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