Welcome! Whether you are a straight A student with a long list of extra-curricular activities and community service, an international stuident hoping to attend university in the United States, or a struggling student with a story to tell, our expert college counselors can help you find, apply and get admitted to a university that meets your academic, social, emotional, and spiritual needs and is a financial fit.The college admission coaching process can help you understand yourself better and determine what is most important in your college experience. Whether your best match is a small liberal arts college, a large research university, a highly selective Ivy League school, a college that balances academics and faith, or a performing arts conservatory, the goal is to identify and gain admission to a right-fit school where you will thrive academically and personally.College Admission Coaches Jodi Walder-Biesanz, Emily Standish, Debra Sankovitz, Rachel Coleman and Abby McKinnon provide comprehensive, one-on-one college counseling services to help high-school students navigate the complicated college admission process. Students work directly with Jodi, Emily, Debra, Rachel or Abby on pre-college planning, career & major exploration, developing a college list, time management & meeting deadlines, college application essays, application completion, and finding scholarship & financial aid resources. History Established in 2005. After marketing ground engaging wear parts for the mining and construction industries and energy-efficiency programs for utilities, Jodi thought it would be way more fun to help students market themselves to colleges. Jodi puts her drama degree from UC Irvine to good use, as she is overly dramatic when explaining why it is important to find a right match college. After stints as an English teacher, media buyer, advertising sales rep, Kinderdance franchise owner, magazine editor and corporate marketing communications manager, Jodi finally found her true calling and got her college counseling certificate from UCLA. Since 2005, she has helped over 400 students navigate the college admissions process and unabashedly admits that she is an application essay geek, since she loves a good story. Jodi belongs to professional associations for college counselors like PNACAC (Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling), and HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association).
College Admission Coach owner Jodi Walder-Biesanz did her undergraduate studies at University of California, Irvine and earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She has helped over 400 students navigate their college journeys.Jodi visits at least 25 colleges per year, collecting pennants everywhere, but only buying additional swag if the school color is purple. In the rare moments when she is not working with College Admission Coach students or volunteering with Minds Matter �Portland, Jodi can be found hiking through the Columbia Gorge, writing musical theatre reviews, dancing at the Multnomah Arts Center or searching for exotic recipes for her gourmet dinner club to sample.