Our Story

Monica Meng & Shannon Wagar are LHR College Consulting.

Years ago, we each began volunteering at a local high school, helping students access information about colleges. Soon, that expanded into arranging visits from recruiters, working with a network of experts, and developing relationships with the schools themselves.

Together we created a comprehensive College and Career Center that served a school of over 2400 students unlike anything in our area. We developed curriculum, hosted college fairs, met one-on-one with hundreds of college admissions representatives, supported students’ college applications and edited essays. This provided us an opportunity to work closely with the school’s guidance department to better understand the school’s role and the challenges that exist.

Over time, we realized that our passion for helping students and their families through the college selection journey was what we wanted to do full-time, for as many families as possible. Helping students through this time is a calling for us. Every single journey is unique, and we are as invested in the outcome as you are.

Monica Meng


Shannon WAgar


  • College & Career Center Coordinator

  • BS in Biology from The University of Missouri - St. Louis

  • Biochemistry Certificate from The University of Missouri - St. Louis

  • Professional Certificate in College Admission Counseling from The University of California - Riverside

  • Professional Member of Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

  • Member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and subscribes to HECA standards of good practice

  • Member of Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC)

  • Member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

  • BS Business Management (Accounting), Auburn University

  • Former Executive Administrator for companies including Sony, Texaco, and Scientific Atlanta

  • Extensive college admissions experience with hundreds of students at a National Blue Ribbon high school

  • Performing Arts college admissions and audition specialist