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.

UPCOMING Intensive Workshops

Workshop #3


Sunday, March 26th, 9am-12:30pm

The UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) are the most comprehensive questions asked on college applications. Even if students do not plan to apply to the UC System, we have them brainstorm four PIQs so they are prepared to talk about four different aspects of themselves. These insight questions are the foundation for their personal essay and many supplemental essays.

Workshop #4

Personal Statement

Sunday, July 23rd, 9am-12:30pm

For students, the writing process is often the most overwhelming part of college applications. In our 60 years of combined college counseling experience, we have refined a process that helps students determine their topic and share their story. The workshop helps them think about what they want to say and how they want to convey it.

Workshop #5

Supplements Essays

Sunday, February 12th, 9am-12:30pm
Colleges ask supplemental essay questions to determine if you are a good fit for their school. The questions can range from “Why do you want to attend X college,” to “What are your academic goals,” to “Where are you in your fight for social justice.” We will help students develop content to tackle the most common supplemental essay topics.

Upcoming Webinars & Events

The Basics of College Athletic Recruiting

Are you thinking about getting recruited as a student-athlete in college but don’t know where to start? This webinar is for you. Join us to learn about the recruiting process, the recruiting timelines, and how to identify your target list of colleges.

Applying to International Colleges

Please join us for a conversation with our counselor, Dafna Adler, about applying to international schools. She will discuss what to consider, how to research, and application expectations.

Our Clients Say . . .

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.
Sequoia Parent (University of Oregon)

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Preparing for the College Interview. You’ve got this! 

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