school list

We'll help you choose a school that
is "best", best for you that is!

test planning

When to test, how to prepare,
which tests to take.

high school

We'll review your transcript and
discuss course selection options.


Advising on the actual
mechanics of applying, brainstorm
and essay review.

Wendland College Planning helps simplify the complex college
admissions and selection process so your future gets started on the right path.
Get your individual college preparation plan started today.


school list development

  • Assist student in prioritizing school needs and wants
  • View schools through the lens of academic, personal and financial fit
  • Evaluate and discuss potential fields of study
  • Help families plan visits and talk to schools
  • Brainstorm initital portfolio of schools for student to consider applying to
  • Narrow portfolio to balanced, reasonable list

standardized testing planning

SAT? ACT? Subject Test? AP Test?

Which tests do I need to take, how many times should I take them and when should I start?

Let us help you plan your testing in a sane and systematic manner. Identify methods of preparation that will work best for your budget, schedule and learning style. Testing is important as it may impact scholarship monies allocated to your student. Few people enjoy taking standardized tests but with proper planning and attitude, this task can be taken on and checked off the list.



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high school planning

We like to sit down with students at least once during the beginning of sophomore year. After that, visits become more frequent but remain in keeping with your personal needs. Each family and student differs in the amount of support needed.

  • Review transcript to date
  • Discuss course selections — balance of high school career
  • Evaluate activities
  • Brainstorm careers of interest and personality test results
  • Suggest ways to further self-knowledge before college
  • Identify personal traits that will impact college list choices

application management

The school list is finished, the tests have been taken, junior year is completed, now what? At some point students will need to actually dive in and get those applications filled out. We are here to help you by:

  • Discussing and deciding application timing — Early action? Early Decision? Regular Decision?
  • Brainstorming topics for your personal statement also know as the infamous "College Essay"
  • Helping set deadlines to get tasks done on time, or even early
  • Navigating nuances of the Common Application and Naviance
  • Giving input (but not rewriting) on essays — long, short and in between
  • Ensuring activities are communicated to your schools in a clear and consise manner
  • Encouraging you to keep your applications sounding like you, rather than someone else
  • Getting from "I think I might want to apply" to pressing "send" on that application screen
  • Reducing the sometimes inevitable parent/student friction that can accompany this process
about Lisa
contact Lisa Wendland

I have always loved education and school. Also research and books! I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Santa Clara University and went on to a career in buying and account management. To prepare for my second career, I completed the College Counseling certificate program through UCLA extension. I work privately with students and parents and love the opportunity to simplify this confusing and time consuming process. It is very rewarding to see my students settle in to a college where they thrive and grow.

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Serving Lake Oswego, OR and
Portland, OR metro area.Online
advising upon request.

tel (971) 235-8015

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