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Mission

The Mission of JLV College Counseling is to provide knowledgeable guidance through the college planning and admission process so that students choose a college that matches their abilities, talents, goals and interests. As college admissions become more competitive, the admissions…

Jessica Velasco

About Jessica

After moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, I decided to start JLV College Counseling to help students through the college admissions process. I know and understand that the college admissions process is an extremely stressful time for students and…

College Counseling Services

College Counseling Services

JLV College Counseling offers customized services to assist high school students in planning, selecting and applying to college. These services can also be used to assist transfer students. Students will work one-on-one with your dedicated college expert, Jessica Velasco, to…

Strategies for making college visits less expensive

Visiting a college and touring the campus and surrounding community are a great way to get a feel for a college. The brochures and viewbooks students receive from colleges are great, but they cannot tell students if the college is…

Virtual college tours are a great alternative to an actual college visit

Sometimes college visits are just not possible. Therefore, students should check out the virtual tours offered by many colleges.

The Clery Act and prospective college students

The information provided by the Clery Act is something that all prospective students and their families should consider when they are researching colleges. What is the Clery Act?

Scholarships with October deadlines

Scholarships with October deadlines

October is a very busy month for scholarships. I have found over 50 college scholarships with October deadlines and they are linked here.

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Social Media Clean-Up

7 Tips For Rising Seniors – #2 Clean Up Social Media

A growing trend in college admissions is that Admissions Officers are viewing the social media accounts of their applicants. According to a Kaplan Test Prep Survey, 31% of Admissions Officers have visited an applicant’s social media profile. As a former…

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7 Tips for Rising Seniors - #1 Build Your College List

7 Tips For Rising Seniors – #1 – College List

I have 7 tips for rising seniors – #1 is Building and Narrowing Down your College List

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