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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…

UC application for admission opens Aug. 1

The University of California is opening the application for admission on August 1, two months earlier than previous years. Students should use this extra time to perfect their application.

8 tips for a great college admissions essay

The college admissions essay can play a very large role in the admissions process. The essay is what can set students apart from other students with similar backgrounds, test scores and grades. To ensure you submit the best essay to…

Scholarship Saturday

Scholarship Saturday – July 26, 2014

This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 18 scholarships with upcoming deadlines. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!

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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