Our Philosophy

Everywhere you turn, it seems the intensity surrounding the college process has reached a fever pitch. From the mainstream media to the school hallway, and from the athletic field to family gatherings, information and opinions about colleges pervade everyday conversations. 

As college counselors, we seek to turn down the “noise” so that you can focus on the task at hand: finding colleges and universities that are well matched to your personal and academic goals. We hope to unpack this complex process and break it down into manageable steps, reducing the stress that often comes along with it. 

We believe that the college search should be an exciting time. You will discover more about your strengths and interests, and which options best align with your future goals.

We believe that each student has a unique story to tell, and enjoy helping students to present their best selves to college admission offices in their writing, applications, and interviews. 

We believe that no two college searches are the same, and are committed to providing individualized guidance in navigating your journey. 

In the end, a successful college search will land you on a college campus where you will thrive.

Beth Farias, President/ Director of College Admissions

B.A. Spanish and Political Science, Providence College
Washington Semester Program, American University

Beth has worked in the field of college admissions for almost two decades. She first developed a passion for the admission process as a student worker, admission ambassador, and summer tour guide in the Office of Admission at Providence College. 

Beth’s professional career in admission began in 2003 at Bryant University. As a Senior Assistant Director of Admission, Beth traveled throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic, visiting high schools, and reviewing applications. She’s read more than 10,000 essays! She also sat on the admissions marketing team, which helps her give families insight into how to interpret communications from colleges and how institutional priorities shape the admission process. 

During her time at Bryant University, Beth served as Treasurer and President of the Rhode Island Association of Admission Officers (RIAAO) and collaborated with admission professionals from all colleges and universities in Rhode Island. 

In 2011, Beth moved to the “other side of the desk” as a college counselor.  She incorporated Farias College Admission Partners in 2015. She is passionate about working with students and families to help them navigate the college search and application process and find the college that is the best fit.

Beth is no longer able to accept new sophomore or junior (Class of 2023 and 2024) clients as her caseload is full. Please reach out to be placed on the waiting list should space become available.

Stacey Troiano, College Counseling Assistant/Essay Reviewer

Stacey is a graduate of Bryant University, with a degree in Marketing, and a minor in Advertising. She
spent the majority of her professional career in Media, working with advertising agencies,
television stations and directly with clients.

As a recent parent of a High School graduate and client of FCAP, Stacey brought her writing and editing expertise and joined the FCAP family in 2021. Her experience and first-hand knowledge of
the process is beneficial and she most enjoys helping students share their stories in the application.