Applying to college doesn’t have to be stressful.
We use a student-centered approach focusing on the strengths of each student and finding college options where they will be both happy and successful.
Our Clients Say
Sequoia Student (University of Oregon)
College Calm helped me most by getting me to go after what I really wanted. Before college calm, I thought I wanted to go the colleges that everybody else wanted to go to. College Calm helped me realized what college would be right for me.
Burlingame High School Student (St. Johns)
My essays, I feel, turned out with the right balance of my own style and concision that needs to be demonstrated within the college-essay genre. The advice that was given by Roxana did not, in any way, hinder my creativity, but rather fashioned it into a precise voice of honesty and clarity. I am very pleased with what was created during my sessions.
We felt that [CC] wasn’t a gift for our student, but a gift for all of us. Given what other parents have shared, I had anticipated yelling and arguments . . . we had none. It was great having someone else set the deadlines for him that he had to stick to. Having him bring a 98% completed written supplement to us allowed everyone to celebrate what was written. This helps them feel confident and comfortable with what is ultimately submitted.
Palo Alto High School Parent (Colby College)
Our daughter ADORED Charlotte! She was the perfect temperament for her, she was incredibly organized, and she kept her on track and really ahead of schedule. Our daughter loved all of her meetings with Charlotte, and we are so grateful for this relationship.
Sequoia Parent (University of Oregon)College Calm made it seem effortless with the schedules & knowledge passed on. All the questions that we had were always answered and there was no stress between parent & student. She knew what she needed to do and when.
Menlo Parent (Pitzer)
Jenny took the pressure off us as parents, helped our son to feel independent in his applications, and helped him manage his time really well — much better than I would have thought! She even seemed to help him in his organization of his schoolwork; After a career of 3.1GPS, he’s running a senior year GPA of 4.4!
Menlo Student (SMU)
I would like to sincerely thank you for your beneficial support, guidance and wisdom you shared with me over this past year. Our weekly sessions grew to become something I greatly looked forward to, rather than stressful college counseling meetings. I am grateful for your warm and trusting ways and your unconditional willingness to listen and provide support.
Sequoia High School Student (Emory)
College Calm kept me accountable and on a schedule for completing my application and essays. This reduced my stress by a large amount because otherwise, I know that I would have procrastinated. It was also nice to get feedback and reassurance throughout so that I knew I was on the right track.
Sequoia Student (U.C. Berkeley)
The fact that Roxana believed so much in me from the start motivated me to keep working hard. It definitely helped to have someone other than a parent or school counselor closely reading my essays, because Roxana’s investment in getting to know me in the first few meetings I think helped her have a valuable read on what I should include in my application. Roxana pushed me to put my best ability forward through this process, and no matter what school I end up at, I will never have regrets of the application process.
SSP Participant Parent
I think he was really excited about learning something new and will be proud when he sees the logo he developed on t-shirts around school. I also think the interaction with new adults (not family or teachers or friends) was great.
Upcoming Webinars & Events
MONDAY, MARCH 25TH 7:00PM
“Letters of recommendation and what to do with all your visit information.” A conversation for students and their families.
Join us for a quick 30 minute presentation to discuss strategies for letters or recommendation and suggestions on what to do with your college visit information.
Recorded Webinar: Everything you Need to Know about SAT 2 Subject Exams and University Testing Policies
In 30 minutes Jenny Dumas and Roxana Dommer from College Calm cover the topic of SAT 2 Subject Test, when they are needed and how
In 30 minutes College Calm explains how to find colleges that fit students in different ways and shows you all the tools you need to