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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.

New 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 after July 15th each year


Summer Intensive Program 2018 - Beat the Fall Rush!
Start your college application process early so you can enjoy your senior year.
Choose the activities that will most help you.
- Assessing your credentials to create a balanced college list—including reach, target and backup schools
- Creating an activity resume that will showcase your extracurriculars
- Reviewing personalized steps in your application process—testing, recommendations, interviews, visits,
  Early Decision, Early Action
- Drafting personal statements/essays for the Common Application, UCs, and others
- Filling out the Common Application, Coalition App or others that are available
- College comparisons—how to compare schools and see which ones are a fit
- OR tailored to fit your student’s needs

Total cost of $1500.00 includes six one-on-one sessions with a counselor scheduled between May 1st and September 1st (regular price would be $1680.00). Find out more: 650-324-8478

Please call the office to see which counselors participate in the SIP. 

Class of 2018 CCA students accepted to more than 200 colleges and universities in 34 states and Great Britain and Canada. See list below!