|College Admission Coach||
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, or a struggling student with a story to tell, college counselors Jodi Walder-Biesanz, Emily Standish and Debra Sankovitz can help you find, apply and get admitted to a college 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 and Debra Sankovitz 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 or Debra 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, free of charge, so you can get to know us and we can get to know the student and parents. Schedule your consultation now.
"You are the best investment I ever made!"
- Cheryl, aunt
Thank you for making the time for Julia yesterday. As I hoped she came home with renewed energy for the college decision process. She listens and absorbs every word you say! Throughout the evening she practically repeated your conversation verbatim to me. Clearly your advice and stories were compelling.
Thanks to you, we have been able to sit back and enjoy the ride!
Ramesh & Swapna, parents
Spend a week with counselors from the College Admission Coach team, and finish the Common App or some state school applications before senior year begins.
Pick your week:
August 1-5 or August 8-12
in SE Portland
August 15-19 or Aug 22-26
in SW Portland
Flyer with details
Existing clients click below to login to your college counseling portal.
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
"As always, your expertise and advice are absolutely invaluable. So glad you are in our lives...you are a game changer. Not only are you incredibly knowledgeable; but, it is obvious you really care about Taylor. "
- Jaylin, parent