ADMISSIONS COUNSELING SERVICES

High School Students & Parents

We provide comprehensive college counseling as well as consulting on curriculum planning throughout high school, advice on testing, and extracurricular experiences. We provide expertise for student athletes and performing artists on the recruitment/audition process. A variety of service options are available:

  • Introduction Meeting (60 minutes)

  • Consultation Meeting (80 minutes with a pre-review of academic file)

  • Colonnade Program for Juniors and Seniors:  Our most popular program.  Comprehensive services from development of the initial college list, preparation and review of college application and their associated required and supplementary essays, preparation for admissions interviews – everything the student needs to apply to college. Guidance for families in understanding financial and college costs. Campanile is especially skilled in working with students on the college essays. Dr. Stone and staff provide training to other counselors and writing tutors throughout the US in webinars and national conferences.  Dr. Stone created the course and curriculum on The College Essay for UC Berkeley's Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning and is author of the book, The Better College Essay:  Fitting In and Standing Out. Local students in the Colonnade Program also are invited to meet and interview with selected college representatives in the intimacy of our San Mateo offices.

  • Portico Counseling:  For families who wish school or college admissions counseling during freshman and sophomore years.  Counseling consists of four 60-minute sessions in-person or by Skype or phone.

  • Simply UC Program: For students seeking assistance with the University of California essays.

  • Expertly UC Program: For students seeking assistance with the University of California application and essays.

  • UCAS Program: For students seeking assistance with universities in the United Kingdom, including university selection, application assistance and Personal Statement preparation.

College Transfer Students

We provide counseling on transfer options and assistance with the transfer process, from identifying colleges to applications and essays, through our Bridge Program for Transfers.  Whether a student is transferring from community college or another four-year college, we work with students to understand transfer credits, preparation for the major, and transfer-based scholarships.  Application deadlines for transfer students vary by institution and admission may be available to students for Spring or Summer terms.  For details on our Transfer program, LEARN MORE

Students to Grade 8 & Parents

We provide academic and school counseling for students. Families come to us for assistance in choosing schools, learning about extracurricular opportunities, for help with students with learning differences, or to discuss change of schools. Consulting is on an hourly basis.

Students with learning differences

All of our services are customized for individual students.  We have experience working with students with ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and many other learning differences.  We can provide information on obtaining extended testing time for SAT/ACT and 504 Plans.

Students exiting residential treatment

Our Colonnade and Bridge services are available to students who are preparing to exit residential treatment and apply to college. Services can be provided by phone, email, and Skype.

International Students

All of our services are available to students living outside the United States. We have worked with students in the U.K., Europe, and Australia and have coordinated programs with counselors in China. We also provide information to families with younger children re-locating to the San Francisco Bay Area.