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Frequently Asked Questions
Do top students with great grades and high SAT scores really need help to get into selective colleges?
Yes, because there are lots of students with great statistics. The subjective factors such as teacher recommendations, compelling essays and demonstrated passion for an activity or cause may make the difference, and a coach helps the student accentuate these positives.
Do you work with students who have struggled in high school?
Yes! If student has at least a 2.5 GPA and wants to go to a four-year college, there are schools that are an appropriate match. There are also schools that have great support systems for students with learning differences.
When should a student start getting coaching?
Students are accepted for coaching as early as ninth grade and as late as November 1st of their senior year (pending available space).
“Jodi has a rare quality that allows her to connect with high school students. Without her coaching I sincerely doubt our son would have received as many admission and merit-scholarship offers.”
- Dave, parent
College Counseling Services
Jodi Walder-Biesanz, Emily Standish and Deb Sankovitz provide independent college counseling services based in Portland, Oregon from westside and eastside locations. Customized, comprehensive college planning and application assistance includes:
Coaching may be performed face-to-face, by phone, Skype or via email. Most coaching uses a mix of all of these communication methods. Face-to-face coaching is performed in Portland, Oregon. Students from other geographic areas will be considered, but a minimum of one face-to-face meeting with the coach is desired.