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
College List Builder
Sunday, January 22nd, 9am-12:30pmThe foundation of the college application process rests on thoughtful college research. Students need to think about their priorities and determine how to evaluate colleges based on their specific criteria. We have fine-tuned many proprietary documents to help students efficiently identify their values and effectively research colleges.
Majors and Activities
Sunday, February 12th, 9am-12:30pm
Students need to be involved in high school to be competitive college applicants. In this workshop, we will help students capture their involvement and determine how their spring and summer activities can complement their applications.
The UC PIQs
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.
Upcoming Webinars & Events
Young Women in Medicine
Come listen to medical students and medical doctors who recently entered the field. They will share how their individual experiences from high school, college, and medical school prepared them for success.
Coming Early 2022
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.
Coming Early 2022
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.
Sacred Heart Parent (Stanford, SCU, CalPoly, University of WA)
The right fit is more important than how prestigious a school is or how hard the school is to get in. Having gone through this process four times, with four very different children, I can honestly say that Roxana’s goal is help each child find the right school for them and mine have all loved the schools they’ve chosen.
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.
Sequoia Parent (University of Notre Dame and Tulane)
The most important reason that College Calm’s services are helpful is that it mostly takes us (parents) out of the equation; we can be available to help without having to nag, prod or push. It helps save the parent/teen relationship.
Palo Alto High School Student (Pepperdine)
College Calm helped me line up my goals and figure out a schedule to make sure everything was my best work and turned in on time. I learned how to write both college essays and supplements (learning more about myself on the way). Although the college essay writing process is a long one, the end result was worth the work and editing. On top of being written well, I think they are representative of what kind of person I am and my accomplishments.
Carlmont High School Student (University of Puget Sound)
CollegeCalm literally makes the process calming.
Woodside Priory Student (Bryn Mawr)
The most helpful aspects were the exercises we did in order to start writing all the supplements and the long essay, like the worksheet about words that describe you. It’s also really great to be able to talk openly about topics, which helps in the brainstorming process. College Calm definitely reduced my stress, as it gave me a structured schedule to work with so I didn’t leave everything until the last minute. I feel great about my essays. They are definitely in my own voice, I just needed some help getting all my ideas down and organized! Having everything spaced out made the workload lighter and easier to handle
Sequoia High School Parent (University of Oregon)
CollegeCalm made it seem effortless w/ schedules & knowledge passed on. All the questions that we came up were always answered and there no stress between parent & student. She knew what she needed to do and when.
Thanks so much for walking us through the process and answering all of our questions as they came up. We REALLY valued your opinion on many subjects within the college application process! You are very easy to talk to and very professional. Our son felt he could talk with you easily and you connected with him and our family. The essay was a very good product which reflected him as a person. You took the time to get to know him and we enjoyed working with you each and every minute.
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.
Preparing for the College Interview. You’ve got this!
Listen to our 23 minute presentations filled with suggestions on how to prepare for a college interview.