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…

Scholarship Saturday – August 30, 2014

This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 12 scholarships with upcoming deadlines. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!

California legislature passes ‘yes means yes’ bill

The California legislature passed SB 967, the ‘yes means yes’ bill. This replaces ‘no means no’ for sexual consent. The bill is now on it’s way to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for signature.

Student missed deadline due to computer glitch

Student may have missed out on prestigious scholarship program because of missed deadline caused by technological error. This is a good reminder for students to request college application materials early and regularly check on the status on their applications to ensure they do not miss deadlines.

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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Admissions Tip: Don't use an inappropriate email address.

Admissions Tip: Don’t Use An Inappropriate Email Address

When I attended my first college fair as an Admission Counselor, I was shocked at some of the email addresses students used on the inquiry cards. As the night went on, more inappropriate email addresses were coming. Surely the students…

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