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At College Counseling Associates we offer a personalized approach. We work with each family and student to determine a list of best-fit colleges and an individualized application strategy. In Menlo Park since 1986, our counselors bring a combination of over fifty years of experience, and while each family works with one counselor, they benefit from the knowledge and experience of the whole team.

Over the years we have worked with students of all types, interests, and circumstances, including, but not limited to, Ivy League applicants, recruited athletes, performing artists, students with a low GPA, international applicants, students with learning differences, transfer students, students with health issues or those looking for alternative colleges. In addition to face-to-face office meetings, we can work by Skype, phone and email. We have counseled students from high schools all over the country, as well as clients living in Europe and Asia.

Families with in-depth questions about our services can book a free 30-minute consultation.
Free consult does not apply to the following categories:
--Transfer students
--Students still in middle school
--Rising seniors between July 15th, 2016 and January 15, 2017



CCA Spring Presentation:
On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, from 7-8 pm, counselors from CCA will be presenting on the topic:
“The Building Blocks of applying to College”

If you have a junior that is working regularly with us, you will already have this information.

In the first half of the session CCA counselors will cover key points about the basic elements of the college application process, including how to research colleges and create a balanced list, selecting extracurricular and summer activities, GPAs and course selection, and the college essay. In the 2nd half there will be break-out groups with the four counselors so students and parents can ask questions related to applying to college, transferring, prospective student athletes, specialized majors such as engineering or fine and performing arts, students with learning or other types of disabilities, etc.

The Building Blocks of Applying to College
Will be held on:
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Lucie Stern Community Center, Community Room
1305 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA

Class of 2017 CCA students accepted to more than 200 colleges and universities in 34 states and Great Britain and Canada. See list below!