(650) 324-8478 info@cca4college.com
College coach Michelle Podbelsek serves the SF Bay Area, Silicon Vallley area including the cities of Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Woodside, Atherton and more.

Welcome to College Counseling Associates

Welcome to College Counseling Associates

Meet Michelle,
CCA’s Director

Michelle’s incredible energy, enthusiasm and exceptional knowledge about the college admissions systems for schools across the United States and internationally  have helped thousands of young adults reach their full potential. 

Coaching 

Creative. Nurturing. Detail-oriented. Michelle brings these valuable skills to her work with teens, inspiring and guiding them to explore their passions, polish their personal voice, and find their college home.

FAQs

Parents and students have many questions when it comes to selecting the college that’s best for that particular individual’s talents and strengths. Please check out the FAQs section for in-depth answers. 

Special offer for new families

New families with in-depth questions about our services can book a one-hour initial consultation for half the normal hourly rate.


Initial Consultation rate does not apply to the following:
Transfer students • Students still in middle school • Rising seniors after July 15th each year

Special offer for new families

New families with in-depth questions about our services can book a one-hour initial consultation for half the normal hourly rate.


Initial Consultation rate does not apply to the following:
Transfer students • Students still in middle school • Rising seniors after July 15th each year

Special Offer
for New Families

New families with in-depth questions about our services can book a one-hour initial consultation for half the normal hourly rate.


Initial Consultation rate
does not apply to the following:
Transfer students • Students still in middle school • Rising seniors after July 15th each year

Freshman & Sophomore Preplanning Package

Our pre-planning package offers a proven way to prepare your students for the best outcomes in their high school years.

Students of All Types

No matter what interests or abilities your student has, we can help you find the right college or university to meet your needs. Michelle has helped students with passions as diverse as the arts, technology, music, business, entrepreneurship, law, medicine and many more.

Freshman & Sophomore Preplanning Package

Our pre-planning package offers a proven way to prepare your students for the best outcomes in their high school years.

Students of
All Types

No matter what interests or abilities your student has, we can help you find the right college or university to meet your needs. Michelle has helped students with passions as diverse as the arts, technology, music, business, entrepreneurship, law, medicine and many more.

Junior-Senior
Comprehensive Program

Develop individualized timeline

Create balanced list of colleges

Plan itineraries for college visits

Prepare a comprehensive activity resume

Practice for college interviews

Help with the college essay writing process

Review applications

Coordinate & complete application submission

Create Athletic Resumes and Coach Letters

Rising Seniors Summer Intensive Counseling

Check out our summer intensive program to get ready for college. Visit our services page for details.

Hourly College Counseling for Any Grade

Michelle offers college counseling for any grade level and customizes her support to your needs. For details, check out the Services page.

Testimonials

We can’t thank Michelle enough for all the help she has given our daughter for the past year and a half! Michelle made this process not only bearable, but enjoyable. Our daughter always looked forward to coming in and working with Michelle—she helped her stay grounded and productive. Michelle went above and beyond, reading our daughter’s essays whenever necessary and always responding to emails with lightning speed! Our daughter is incredibly proud of the work she has done, and grateful for all the help Michelle gave her at every step along the way!

Menlo School student accepted early to Stanford

 We really appreciate your help and expertise. After following your advice, our son is happily attending Northwestern University!

Monta Vista HS parent

Thank you for all the guidance you have given me through the college selection process. With your help, I settled on a list of awesome schools to apply to and was accepted to plenty of them. I am heading off to Washington University in the fall and couldn’t have done it without you.

Palo Alto HS Student

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Our Office

College Counseling Associates
845 Oak Grove Avenue
Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Contact Us

(650) 324-8478
info@cca4college.com

Office Hours

Mon-Fri:  Flexible Hours
Call or email us to schedule
Sat-Sun:  Certain weekends by appointment

One of the SF Bay Area's Best for College Counseling

College Counseling Associates helps all types of high school students living in the SF Bay Area— including the cities of Menlo Park, Woodside, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Los Altos, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Redwood City, San Mateo, and more—prepare for universities nationally and internationally.

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