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
The Personal Statement
Sunday, June 5th 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday, August 7th or 14th 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
In a time when students and parents are feeling a great deal of digital fatigue, we will go step by step through the Common Application, Coalition Application, and the UC Application (students will choose one). We will take students through common mistakes and make sure they consider how they want their information displayed on their first application.
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 . . .
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 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.
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.
Carlmont High School Student (University of Puget Sound)
CollegeCalm literally makes the process calming.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.