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Jessica Velasco

About Jessica

Jessica has over ten years of experience in higher education and has served as an admissions officer and director. She uses her inside knowledge to help students and their families as they move through the college search and admissions process.

College Admissions Resources


Research is key when finding your best-fit school. Here are some resources for students and their families to use as they research colleges and information about the college admissions process.

Admissions Tips

Disciplinary Question sand College Admissions | JLV College Counseling

Disciplinary questions and college admissions

Disciplinary issues in the past will be something colleges will want to know about when you are applying for admission. Here are four tips on handling disciplinary questions in college admission.

Do your college applications have any red flags? | JLV College Counseling Blog

Do your college applications have any red flags?

Red flags on your college application can can affect your chances of being admitted. Learn about possible red flags and how to address them in your college application.

How to share your activities on college applications | JLV College Counseling Blog

How to share your activities on college applications

Activities can set you apart from other applicants. However, college applications don’t give much space to explain the activities. I share 12 tips on sharing your activities on your college applications.

October 2016 Scholarships | JLV College Counseling Blog

October 2016 Scholarships

Big list of scholarships closing in October. There are scholarships on the list for students in high school, as well as students in college and graduate school.

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Scholarships with September 2016 deadlines | JLV College Counseling Blog

Scholarships with September 2016 deadlines

Big list of scholarships with September 2016 deadlines.

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Scholarships with August 2016 deadlines | JLV College Counseling Blog

Scholarships with August 2016 deadlines

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the…

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