Allison Dahleen

Director of Counseling Services

As an MSA holder, Allison brings a wealth of experience supporting students in higher education. As a respected leader at HelloCollege, she expertly navigates admissions, and academic advising, empowering students to conquer their goals.


With diverse experience working with students in college prep and higher education, Allison Dahleen is a true “people-person.” Throughout her career, she has held various positions, including roles in student activities, admissions, student enrollment and retention, and academic advising. Allison’s ability to establish rapport with students and families from all walks of life is truly remarkable, and she finds immense joy in helping students achieve their educational goals.

In college, Allison earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Comprehensive Marketing from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She also showcased her athletic prowess as a basketball player, representing her school for two memorable years. Building on this foundation, Allison pursued her Master of Science in Administration Leadership at the same institution, where she served as a Graduate Assistant for her school’s Student Union. Upon returning to the Chicagoland area, Allison dedicated herself to advocating for online learners while also spearheading the onboarding process for prestigious programs like the University of Kentucky’s Master of Social Work online program.

Although born and raised in Chicago’s southwest suburbs, Allison has an insatiable wanderlust. She finds great pleasure in traveling to new destinations and immersing herself in different cultures, from Puerto Rico to her lake house in Minnesota. When she’s not exploring the world, you can often find her relishing a breakfast taco during a delightful brunch in the city, indulging in Netflix binges of true crime documentaries, or sharing her passion for basketball by coaching the Southside Shooters basketball club.

Allison Dahleen is an exceptional individual who effortlessly connects with students, drawing from her wealth of experiences in higher education and beyond. With her expertise, genuine care, and love for travel and sports, Allison brings a dynamic perspective and a wealth of knowledge to her role. Students and families can count on her unwavering support as they embark on their educational journeys.

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Romeoville, IL

Area of Expertise

  • First-Generation College Students
  • Students lacking motivation
  • Selective Admissions
  • Midwest Colleges and Universities
  • Major and Career Exploration/Undecided Major

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Allison's Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor's Marketing Management - University of West Florida
  • Master's in Administration Leadership - University of West Florida
  • NACAC Member
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