My Priority Is You!

Serving students from

  Lake Oswego High School
  Lakeridge High School
  Jesuit High School

My mission is to identify a path for each of my students.
Simultaneously, I do a lot of calming down and encouraging. While getting into college is what people talk about, my ultimate goal is to help students matriculate to schools where they will be successful and graduate. Getting in is only the start of the journey.

Services I Offer:

College List Development

 Assist student in identifying school priorities 

Discuss schools through the lens of academic, personal and financial fit

Evaluate and discuss potential fields of study

Help families plan visits and communicate with colleges

Create an initial portfolio of schools for student to consider applying to

Assist student in narrowing portfolio to balanced, reasonable list — students take responsibility for researching colleges and must be able to articulate why they wish to apply to each school on their final list

Standardized Test Planning

SAT? ACT? AP Test?
Should I test? Or not? 

Testing is perhaps the number one stress point for students currently. Many colleges are test optional. Yet several have indicated scores will be required for future applicants. This is an individual decision and one I can assist with. Should we decide together that test taking will strengthen your application, I assist students in connecting with a qualified professional test tutor. 

High School Planning

I 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 + suggest additions  or changes as needed

Brainstorm careers of interest and discuss personality test results

Suggest ways student can further self-knowledge before college

Identify personal traits that will impact college list choices

Encouraging skills such as time management, seeking assistance from teachers, self advocacy, etc. – practicing these in high school will enhance college readiness

Application Management

College Planning

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. I am here to help you by:

College Planning

Discussing and deciding optimal application timing — Early Action? Early Decision? Regular Decision?

Brainstorming topics for your personal statement also known as the infamous “College Essay”

Setting deadlines to get tasks done on time, or even early

Navigating nuances of the Common Application and Naviance/Family Connection

Giving input (but not rewriting) on essays — long, short and in between

Ensuring activities are communicated to your schools in a clear and concise 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

My Students Have Been Accepted To:

Abilene Christian University
Agnes Scott College
American University Arizona State
Auburn Azusa Pacific
Babson College
Barnard University
Barrett--ASU honors
Belmont University
Boise State
Boston College
Boston University
Bryn Mawr College
Cal Lutheran University
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Cal State Long Beach
California College of the Arts
California Institute of Technology
California State - Humboldt
Carroll College
Case Western University
Catholic University
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Clark University
Clemson University
Colgate University
College of William & Mary
Colorado College
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State Fort Collins
Columbia College Chicago
Connecticut College
Corban University
Cornell University
Creighton University
Denison University
Dominican University of CA
Earlham College
Elizabethtown College
Elon University
Emerson College
Eugene Lang-The New School
Fordham University
Furman University
George Fox University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gonzaga University
Grand Canyon University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
High Point University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
John Cabot University-Rome
Kenyon College
Lake Forest University
Lawrence Institute of Technology
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Lindenwood University
Linfield College
Lipscomb University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Macalester College
Marist College
Marquette University
Marymount California
Marymount Manhattan University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McGill University
Merrimack College
Miami University of Ohio
Michigan State University
Mills College
Montana State University
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northwest Christian University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio State University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Ole Miss
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Oregon State- Cascades
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University
Parsons-The New School
Penn State University
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Point Loma Nazarene University

Pomona College
Portland State University
Purdue University
Reed College
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rice University
Richmond University-London
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Saint Edward’s University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Diego State University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Scripps College
School of the Art Institute Chicago
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Smith College
Soka University of America
Sonoma State University
Southern Methodist University
Southern Oregon University
St Olaf College
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
The College of Wooster
The George Washington University
Trinity College
Trinity University
Tulane University
UNC Chapel Hill
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia
University of California -Berkeley
University of California- Davis
University of California- Irvine
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-San Diego
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of California- Santa Cruz
U Mass Amherst
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Colorado-Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Evansville
University of Georgia
University of Idaho
University of Illinois-Urbana
University of Indiana
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Michigan
University of Montana
UNC, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of St Andrews-Scotland
University of Syracuse
University of Tampa
University of Texas-Austin
University of the Sciences
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wyoming
US Air Force Academy
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Washington State University
Washington University of St Louis
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
West Point Military Academy
Western Oregon University
Westmont College
Wheaton College (Ill.)
Wheaton College (Mass)
Whitman University
Whittier College
Whitworth University
Willamette University