|College Admission Coach||
Jumpstart Your College Applications before Senior Year
Reduce stress with our one-week Application Camp
Class of 2021 only!
SW or SE Portland Locations
Weeks of 8/3, 8/10 or 8/17
App Camp flier with detailed info
App Camp registration form
Your college counseling journey starts here.
Welcome! Whether you are a straight A student with a long list of extra-curricular activities and community service, an international student hoping to attend university in the United States, or a struggling student with a story to tell, our expert college counselors can help you find, apply and get admitted to a university that meets your academic, social, emotional, and spiritual needs and is a financial fit.
The college admission coaching process can help you understand yourself better and determine what is most important in your college experience. Whether your best match is a small liberal arts college, a large research university, a highly selective Ivy League school, a college that balances academics and faith, or a performing arts conservatory, the goal is to identify and gain admission to a right-fit school where you will thrive academically and personally.
College Admission Coaches Jodi Walder, Emily Standish, Debra Sankovitz, Rachel Coleman, Abby McKinnon, Robin Johnson and Jen Namba provide comprehensive, one-on-one college counseling services to help high-school students navigate the complicated college admission process. Students work directly with Jodi, Emily, Debra, Rachel, Abby, Robin or Jen on pre-college planning, career & major exploration, developing a college list, time management & meeting deadlines, college application essays, application completion, and finding scholarship & financial aid resources.
College Admission Coach Mission Statement:
Help students navigate the college search and admissions process to find, attend and graduate from the right fit school.
This is done through a process that:
We offer a one hour consultation, so you can get to know us and we can get to know the student and parents. Schedule your consultation now.
"Jodi, you are the best investment I ever made!"
- Cheryl, aunt
"One year ago, I never imagined that I would be where I am today--specifically at the front steps of a Stanford experience. My family and I would like to thank you Rachel for all you have done as I prepare to head for Palo Alto."
- Mingqian, Student
Abby, my daughter really values your input and always seems less stressed about things after meeting with her. You are amazing at providing feedback for her on her essays (which frankly is super challenging for me to do since I have no idea what colleges are looking for.) Honestly, when we first talked I was a little skeptical, but your service has been worth every penny for helping us feel like the whole thing is more manageable.
- Beth G. parent
Hi Jodi! I wanted to write as I approach graduation because you were such an influential person in my college journey. As a high schooler I was so unsure that I would be able to succeed at this school, however I am now about graduate summa cum laude with honors and distinction in biology. I got to play four years of softball, conduct independent research, and meet amazing people during my time at this school, and I have loved every second. I have a wonderfully supportive family, but you were really the first person in my life to push me to challenge myself, to convince me that I'm smart enough to do hard things, and to encourage me to dream big. You were the first person to ever tell me that I could be a doctor if I wanted to. And I decided I did want to be! Thanks in large part to your motivation and support, I will be attending Keck Medical School at USC this August to become a pediatric oncologist (hopefully). I can't fully express my gratitude, but please know your words meant a lot to me.
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"I was reflecting this morning on all the things I am thankful for and I thought of how helpful you’ve been to Kayla with her college search."
- Keith, parent
"Abby, I have LOVED being able to hand over the reins on this and let your services guide Ethan through the process. I have felt that the communication has been just right for me as in - if I needed to know, I did. Thank you!
- Susan, parent
"Emily is a life changer! From encouraging big ideas to making dreams come true, Emily guided me through every phase of the application and admissions process. She helped me realize a dream that I didn't know I had, and I wouldn't be where I am today without her."
- Eli, student
""Thank you so much for helping me through so far the toughest and scariest year of my life, Debra - and making sure that I made it to the big leagues - a place where I'll at last get to take a ‘giant leap’ into what I love."
- Owen, student
"Thanks to you, we have been able to sit back and enjoy the ride!"
-Ramesh & Swapna, parents
"Emily provided invaluable assistance in navigating the murky seas of student financial aid."
- Al, parent
"As always, Jodi, your expertise and advice are invaluable. So glad you are in your lives...you are a game changer. Not only are you incredibly knowledgeable; but it obvious you really care about Taylor."
- Jaylin, parent
"Thanks for all of your support, Robin! I would not be where I am now if it weren’t for you. Getting accepted to the World Bachelor in Business program at USC is a dream come true. I am incredibly excited!”
- Andy, student
I would also like to commend Rachel’s professional and creative approach to essay preparation. Writing was never my son’s favorite subject, but in addition to college coaching, Rachel was a de facto English tutor. His writing abilities developed brilliantly under her guidance, and every essay he submitted was not only excellent…it was entirely his own work. That, right there, is a priceless skill in today’s word-oriented society.
I worked with Jen Namba for a couple of months during my college admissions process. I found her feedback to be extremely valuable and it helped me construct successful essays. The college admissions process is extremely daunting, with a seemingly endless amount of universities, essays, and programs. College Admission Coach, and Jen, help simplify the process and make the admissions process engaging and exciting.
- Rohan, student