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
The Student Synergy Program helped me learn better ways of researching to find the best possible sources. This was the most useful part because it’s applicable for so many situations, especially in school.
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.
The most important part of the project was learning time management and motivation to do things that I wouldn’t do on my own in the summer.
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.
I learned that by putting in real time and effort, I can actually create content that I am proud of.
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.
Carlmont High School Student (Tufts)
CollegeCalm helped reduce my stress by giving me deadlines to meet and by providing structured time to work on the essays at our meetings. Jenny also helped me when I was stuck and needed some guidance on where to take my essays. CollegeCalm helped me find what schools would be a good fit for me and helped me through the application process for each school. This really made a difference because I would’ve been totally lost without college calm as a resource.
SSP Participant Parent
I just wanted to thank you so much for Synergy project the summer. It was an amazing experience for (our student). I think he stretched himself, learned something completely new, and contributed significantly to something greater than himself; all things he would not have done had he not been fortunate enough to be in contact with you. Thank you for all of your patience, encouragement, and guidance.
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.
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.
Upcoming Webinars & Events
MONDAY, April 8TH 7:15PM
“How to Create a BALANCED College List.” A conversation for junior students and their parents.
Join us for a quick 30 minute discussion regarding tools and strategies to determine if your college list includes foundation, target and reach schools. Then we will discuss ways to find additional schools if you need them.
During this presentation, we review how to gather data to determine Likely, Target, Reach and Lottery schools, the elements of a balanced list and a student profile
Ever wondered what the form looks like for teachers and how colleges look at recommendations? In addition to LORs, Roxana and Jenny also discuss the