College Search Strategies
Portola Valley, CA
650-207-0305 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


College Search Strategies works with you, the individual, on the entire college search and application process. The services complement those of your high school guidance department. I cannot guarantee any results, but I am confident you will be happy with your choices! The College Search typically includes the following steps:

1. A review of your high school transcript, and suggestions for future coursework.

2. An assessment of your strengths and weaknesses, both academic and extracurricular.

3. Discussions and assessments to identify your interests and passions, both academic and career.

high-five4. Suggestions for standardized test (SATs, ACTs, SAT Subject Tests) timelines, prep and recommendations for tutoring, if desired.

5. Development of a preliminary college list, beginning as soon as you're ready in your late Sophomore or Junior Year. Your list will be fluid. You will continue to fine tune it, even as you face applications in the fall of your Senior Year.

6. Brainstorming for Common Application Essays, the Personal Statement and the supplemental college essays. You will write the essays yourself. College Search Strategies offers support and feedback.

7. Assistance in planning college visits and preparation for college interviews.

8. Organization for the entire application process, and assurance that ALL pieces of all college applications are completed in a timely fashion.

Services are offered as part of an all-inclusive package.

Please contact Nancy at College Search Strategies for more information and an initial appointment.

What You Gain...

  • Build YOUR College List
  • Brainstorm Essays and Review
  • Organize Application Process
  • Majors/Career Exploration & Assessment
  • Athletic Recruiting Support
  • College Visit Planning and Tips
  • Bridge Communication between Teen, Parents and High School Counselor
  • Academic Advising & Review

Contact College Search Strategies

college-search-strategies-face"I am so grateful that you helped me see the place where I truly belong!"
~SB, CalPoly SLO