|College Admission Coach||
Jumpstart Your College Applications
Finish the Common Application or some State School Applications
in August before Senior Year Begins
Pick your week:
August 6-10 or Aug 13-17 in SW Portland
August 13-17 or August 20-24 in SE Portland
Limited spots available
M-F 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
App Camp Class of 2019 Flier
App Camp Class of 2019 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 stuident 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-Biesanz, Emily Standish, Debra Sankovitz, Rachel Coleman and Abby McKinnon 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 or Abby 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
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Existing clients click below to schedule appointments with Jodi. Prospective clients should not schedule an appointment by pressing the below button. Instead, please fill out the contact form available on this website.
"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