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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…

Parents: Prepare a healthy care package

Medication and healthy products are not always on the packing list when students are preparing for college. Therefore, parents should prepare healthy care packages for their children so that they will have everything they need when they do get sick.

Helpful tips for the ‘why us?’ college admissions essay

Many colleges ask “why us?” as part of the college admissions process. Here are some tips when letting admissions officers why you want to attend the college.

California community colleges could offer baccalaureate degrees in future

California community colleges could start offering bachelor degrees as early as 2015. SB 850 is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk awaiting approval.

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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