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How It Works

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With a team of 300+ Admissions Experts and former Admissions Officers, we have the tools you need to succeed in college admissions. We’ll find the perfect experts to fit your background, interests, and goals.

Build your customized college application strategy.

Never feel alone in the admissions process again. Our experts will work with you to develop a personalized advising strategy tailored to your needs.

Complete your applications in one easy-to-find place.

It’s time to ditch your spreadsheets. With our powerful web platform, you can organize your applications, upload your essays, and track your deadlines—all in one place.

Access resources that will take you to the next level.

Watch expert-led webinars, attend essay workshops, and view exclusive content designed to give you a competitive edge in the admissions process.

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Meet Our Advisors

Our 300+ advisors and admissions officers graduated from or worked at the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process. CollegeAdvisor.com’s admissions experts include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more – all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

Angela Park-Pennington
University of California – Berkeley
Angela is an experienced admissions counselor based in Los Angeles, California who most recently served as an Associate Director of Admissions at the Marshall School of Business at USC. She has evaluated thousands of applications, from highly selective scholarship organizations like Questbridge and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to renowned universities like USC and UC Berkeley. She brings years of insight to students who seek to make their application stand out from the rest.

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Phillip Hu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I am currently an urban planner and designer based in Boston. I studied architecture and planning at MIT and graduated with both an undergraduate degree and Master in City Planning. At MIT, I taught as a Teaching Assistant for a course on urban planning history and co-led a campus art and literature magazine as the art editor. For the past two years, I have mentored more than 40 students as a college admissions advisor, helping my students navigate the college admissions process and discover their voice through their personal essays.

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Amber Lewis
Stanford University
Hi, everyone! My name is Amber, and I spent my previous two years working as an Undergraduate Admission Counselor at Stanford University. I have both a student and admission perspective of Stanford University, and graduated from Stanford in 2018 with a minor in Spanish and Portuguese. In the admission office, I reviewed applications from different parts of the country and the world, including Canada, California, Virginia and West Virginia; and I look forward to using my experience to encourage you along your own path to college admission soon!

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Rohila Kusampudi
University of California – Los Angeles
I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology with a focus on pre-medical sciences. For the last four years, I have been dedicated to clinical research, clinical and non-clinical community service, and student leadership at UCLA. I knew that medicine was my goal from a young age, but highschool and college experiences have been instrumental in affirming that interest. Currently, I am applying to medical schools across the country and I hope to matriculate next year.

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Caroline Marapese
University of Notre Dame
Hello! I graduated from Notre Dame with my Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. In undergrad, I switched my major several times, engaged in a variety of activities on campus from club boxing to orchestra, and study abroad in Rome. I am currently pursuing my Master of Education also from Notre Dame. Currently, I teach middle school math in Philadelphia during the academic years as part of my teaching fellowship. I look forward to helping you apply to a college where you will learn and thrive. For the past four years, I have helped high school students and their families navigate the college applications process, and I am looking forward to working with you!

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Marisa Peryer
Yale University
Marisa graduated from Yale University with a degree in biology and science history in May 2021. She considered herself a born-again premed while on campus—juggling her role as a first-year counselor with freelance journalism in her spare time. Marisa was also the editor in chief of the Yale Daily News Magazine, and her writing has appeared in CNN, Popular Science, Salon, the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. She has coached students through the application process for four cycles, and students she has mentored have been accepted to top schools, such as at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia. Marisa thoroughly enjoys watching students grow and become more confident in their applications, and she looks forward to joining you in the college admissions process!

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What Our Clients Had To Say

Jyoti Rani
University of California – Berkeley
CollegeAdvisor’s flexibility proved how much they really put their customers first. After speaking with the founder, I understood the personal story behind why CollegeAdvisor’s services are such a steal: incredible value at an affordable price! The college application process has now become one of the most valuable periods in my young life because the personal development and insight I gained are truly invaluable. My hearty thanks to my incredible advisor in shaping such a critical aspect of my journey and career.
Francesco Efrem Bonetti
Harvard University

When I started the application process as an international student, nobody around me knew what it consisted of. The time we had available was short and I immediately got along with Genevieve. I was able to portray the full picture of my personality and interests. The application process for colleges in the US is very specific and as an international student with no experience in the USA, getting advice from “insiders” was very helpful. What I loved about CollegeAdvisor is that I was always at the center of the creative process as the only one writing my application.

Sofia Vaca Narvaja
Brown University

As an international student who was not very familiar with the whole American universities system in terms of expectations and rules of the college admission “game” in general, having the advisor team made me feel confident in the work I was aiming for and the essays I ended up submitting. They helped me put my best self forward, both on paper and with my interviews. Lastly, a distinctive feature of CollegeAdvisor is the opportunity to chat with students that attend the universities I was planning to apply to. I found this aspect to be very helpful.

Sam Schulman
Vanderbilt University

CollegeAdvisor ensured that the quality of essays, and the timing in which I submitted, were optimized. The results speak for themselves through my acceptance to my first choice school and endless stories of those same outcomes.

Aliye Kocak
Texas A&M University

Very informative and warm people. All the advisors were open for personal, one-on-one sessions and you can literally connect with all kinds of students from all kinds of schools: Coca Cola Scholarship Scholars, Ivy League students, and national award winners. They are willing to guide you wherever you’d like to go. I especially liked it when I found myself talking with all kinds of students from different backgrounds, who are also interested in the same field as me, as they gave me good advice on how they got to where they are.

Jennifer Lawrence
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gabe was absolutely wonderful as an advisor. He was very thorough with both grammatical and content edits in my essays, as well as very knowledgeable whenever I had questions about the process. I primarily needed CollegeAdvisor for assistance in crafting my essays and activity descriptions and didn’t really make use of any of the offered webinars/workshops; I also had my college list already picked out when I came to CollegeAdvisor, so I didn’t receive much help there either, but Gabe did help me do some research on schools that I was applying.

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