SANTA BARBARA COLLEGE COUNSELING

Navigating the college process can be daunting. At the California Learning Center we offer college counseling and college planning services that include: how to choose and apply to colleges, how to write a college essay, how to strategically select high school courses, extra-curricular activities, and much more. We offer in-person counseling as well as services via Skype and Zoom.

CLC College Counseling

We offer a free 30-minute consultation for 8th through 12th graders, which is a brief introduction to navigating the college process.

The essential college consult is 90 minutes, available to all high school students. It covers the basics of the process. We will discuss the student’s interests, skills, and achievements, as well as high school courses and extra-curricular activities.

The comprehensive package is an individualized plan created for the student. To begin, we will discuss the student’s needs, interests, abilities, and priorities. We will find out what the goals are for college, and determine top choices. Throughout these ongoing meetings, we will provide support in staying organized and keeping grades up in high school, as well as encouraging the student to pursue his/her extra-curricular activities. Finally, we will brainstorm, read, and revise college essays, making sure to preserve the student’s own original ideas, but with an extra set of eyes to identify opportunities and catch any mistakes. From interviewing to reviewing resumes to planning college visits, we can help in every aspect of your college application process.

Hourly consultation: this includes client contact hours plus research and other edits or reviews.

CLC College Counseling &Summer Workshops

Starting to plan for college varies from one student to the next. Some want to understand the process and follow a 4-year plan, beginning in 9th grade. Others have questions about the best path to take with their high school career. These days there are many options for students in addition to applying to a 4-year college, from taking a gap year to being a transfer student.

We offer academic guidance and support all year long.
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FALL COLLEGE APP SERIES
RISING SENIORS | Aug 26, Sep 9, 16, 23, Oct. 7 & 14| 4-5:30PM
(Make-up day is Oct 21)
Missed the Summer College App Workshop? We’re featuring a College Application series that is shorter and includes 6 weekly small group meetings on Friday afternoons. Our workshop will prepare you with:
• Understanding college applications
• Customizing school lists
• Essay drafts & writing
• Resumes
• Brainstorm for UC prompts and Common App essays
• Plan college campus visits
• Timelines, and much more…
Led by Wendi, our in-house college counselor.
(4 student minimum/8 student max)
~~ $425 ~~
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COLLEGE ESSAY DAY
RISING SENIORS | Sep 10 OR Oct 8 | 3-5:30PM
Led by our college counselor and coach, Wendi, this workshop integrates free-writes, discussion, and brainstorming topics. After the workshop, students will walk away with ideas on how to create their own unique story. Interested students may continue working on their essays and schedule a future appointment for 1:1 feedback.
~~ $100 ~~
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