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If you're asking yourself, "Is it time to start my college planning yet?" I assure you the answer is YES.
Not just any college,
the RIGHT college
You could just apply to the colleges you've already heard of or the ones with big-deal sports teams. You could just apply to the Cal States and hope you get in somewhere. You could just take a friend's word for it that such-and-such college is "really good, you should go there."
But why would you do any of that when I can help you find the colleges that are actually right for you??
Crystal Reed, M.A.
Since 2003 I've been
successfully helping high
school and transfer students on the Westside of L.A. figure out "what's next" and how to get there.
For 11 years I worked as a full-time college counselor in a high school, which gave me the depth and breadth of experience that now allows me to serve my private clients thoroughly and efficiently. I also have extensive experience with the needs of learning difference and homeschooled students.
My college counseling and counseling psychology backgrounds, combined with my enthusiasm for helping young people, make me the right choice for your college planning needs.
What kind of stuff can
Crystal help me with?
In our meetings, I will assess your current situation and provide precisely the information and support you need to move forward! Our sessions will always focus specifically on what you need so we aren't wasting any time or money.
This may include:
clarifying your application timeline and process
identifying "good match" colleges
discussing financial aid options
helping you choose a major
information about gap years
working on your applications together
figuring out standardized testing
understanding what colleges want from applicants
getting clear about the differences between high school and college
and anything else relevant to a your unique goal and circumstances
You'll be amazed how much we can get done each hour if you just follow my lead!
Let's get started.
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
AND TRANSFER STUDENTS:
THE COMMON APP
AND UC APP OPEN ON
Do you know which colleges offer what you want? That means not just major, but lifestyle elements, grad school acceptance rates, etc.
Are you sure for which colleges you are a good candidate? It's not enough for a college to meet your criteria, you must also meet THEIR criteria. Do you?
There are many elements to consider.
and I can help you figure it all out.
Your physical and mental health
are more important than
Truth is, I wouldn't be at UC Berkeley if I hadn't worked with Crystal.
— Hannah (student)
Crystal is warm, caring, highly professional, and really knows her stuff. She offered invaluable advice about every aspect of the transfer process. I give her my highest recommendation.
— Amy (parent)
Crystal had the answers I needed and I quickly fell in love with the school she recommended for me.
— Kevin (student)
Crystal demystifies the college process so her students can focus on feeling successful when their dreams become reality.
— Beth (parent)