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To schedule a consultation or learn more about specific packages and services:

Fill out the college.u contact form. 

Send me an email.

OR call 510-502-5417

College.u offers services tailored to meet every students' needs and to facilitate success by providing individualized support to keep students on track throughout the college application process so that students can maximize their college search experience. 

Students and families are encouraged to select a comprehensive "Soup to Nuts" package that best reflects the level of support they need. They may also choose a *stand-alone service at the hourly rate.

why the "soup to nuts" package?

Not all students and families have time to manage all the information and nuances of the college search and application process. Identifying colleges that will be a strong match for a balanced college list is just one piece of the process. 

The soup to nuts package not only includes reviews of transcripts and test scores, but also provides assessments, tools and resources, on-going discussions to build a balanced college list, strategic and informed applications, craft and refine essays that reflect the strengths of the student and provides ongoing support throughout the entire process.

the soup to nuts package is geared for the student who wants:

~individual attention and support

~individualized meeting schedule
~to apply to more than a handful of schools

~to jump-start their applications and essays


the soup to nuts package offers:

~Course and outside activity selections - Plan ahead for high school to support your interests.*

~Testing information and recommendations 

~College search and matching*

~Timeline development

~College list development *

~Career and self-assessments *

~Application development, support and strategy

~Interview tips and preparation

~Essays - Personal Statement, supplemental essays, UC Personal Insight Questions, and additional statements as needed includes: Brainstorming, development, support and review*

~Application review

~Assistance in college decisions*

~College lift-off*


the soup to nuts package provides:
~Flexible meeting schedules

~Unlimited application and essay reviews

~Application deadline strategies

~College.u specific tools and resources

~Ongoing communications via email, phone or text. Students and parents can contact me with questions and issues as they arise throughout the entire process.

~Financial aid information and referrals as needed


    *Stand-alone services offered at the hourly rate.


Sliding scale/pro bono - with demonstrated need and space availability.

packages and service
options ​

Introductory Consultation 
Soup to Nuts Package 
for Juniors *

Soup to Nuts Package
for Sophomores *

Soup to Nuts Package
for Freshman *

Senior Package (dependent on space availability)*

Transfer Package (dependent on space availability)*

Early Consultation and Planning for 8th and 9th grade 
Parent and/or Student Presentations

*Consultations and Stand-Alone Services at Hourly Rate (two-hour minimum)

*Individual tailored support and guidance through regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings -Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, email, phone, text.

To learn more about the soup to nuts approach click here: Soup to Nuts

N.K. -Student- University of California, Berkeley 

Dane helped me turn my thoughts into words. She was a great project manager, keeping me motivated and on track. Dane was always available to talk or text. keep reading

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