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The entire application process can be very confusing, but with UCEazy’s webinars and online tools helped me decode it and make informed decisions. The webinars guided me through the process by giving me the information I needed and helped me track down the resources I would need to do the best I could as I applied for college.

–Harshaan K. from Yelp



While working through college applications, I was adding in my information but I did not know what information was more important and better to include. UCEazy’s webinars gave me insight into what college admissions officers look for in an applicant and a potential student. I was able to structure my extra curricular activities appropriately and get good advice on how to write my application essays.

–Chirag N. from Yelp



UCEazy’s webinars helped me find a starting point for my applications and guide me through making decisions throughout the application process. They gave me information and tips on building a successful application. UCEazy’s online tools also helped me organize the information I needed in the applications. This allowed me to keep all the information I would need for any application in one place where I could reference it quickly as necessary.

–Sumana K. from Yelp



I highly recommend UCEazy consulting. UCEazy has a vast selection of experienced and knowledgeable consultants. I got admission in the college of my choice and wanted to request for financial aid to support my education. I sought advice by Dr. Monica Randall, a college Admissions/financial aid counselor affiliated with UCEazy, regarding the financial aid process and was offered the option to consult with her via Video-call.

Dr. Randall is highly knowledgeable about the college financial aid process. She gave insightful advice regarding the process of administering aid from a college's perspective and advised on what to address in order to maximize my chances of getting financial aid. After the meeting, she helped me edit a rough draft of the request and gave quality feedback. Video-call based interaction with Dr. Randall was very convenient and it was pleasant to collaborate with her. I highly recommend her service. UCEazy pricing is reasonable especially for the services it provides when it comes to selecting California colleges and majors and relatively low compared to other college consulting companies.

–Sachi B. from Yelp

Counselor Reviews

What are our students and parents saying about us? Each counselor is handpicked and goes through a rigorous selection process that ensures empathy and expertise.

93% of our students were accepted into their top 3 colleges.

Together, our counselors have guided more than ten thousand students get into their dream colleges.

Expertise

Counselor Pamela Ohriner

“You are the most amazing person ever! He’s in! Only someone as fab as you could get someone into USC even after missing the cut off to apply.You are the absolute best!!! Thank you so much!!”

–Parent.



“I am an international student who has wanted to transfer to the States from the UK, but it’s hard to find good support and maintaining the student budget. I was very lucky to have stumbled upon Ms. Ohriner by Googling and since the beginning, she has helped me with my essays a great deal and gave me great advice on how to deal with the Common App. I have witnessed Ms. Ohriner’s professionalism and dedication through Skype Calls and correspondence with various university admissions departments. Most importantly, she was willing to make discounts to suit my budget, as well as keeping my best interests at heart. While I’m still waiting upon my decision, I urge potential international transfers to give Ms. Ohriner a call. She is a college counselor you can trust without a shadow of a doubt.”

–Student from Hong Kong studying in the U.K.

Counselor Porsha Boyd Ed.D

“Counseling services received by Ms. Boyd in relation to academics, financial aid, and the college going process showed how prepared and well informed she is on the subjects. Also, based on services I received, I found Ms. Boyd to be helpful in making sure one would stay on top of their academics, especially when college applications were well underway. She provided one on one meetings and workshops on how to understand the college application process.”

~Lemus A.

Counselor Shari Schussel

“Shari is one of the top high School & college entrance counselors that we’ve had the privilege of working since my daughter started at Monta Vista High School. Shari has been an invaluable asset to my daughter and wife in helping to guide them thru the most efficient path to getting into the right college”

~Aaron.

Counselor Katy Watts

"I feel lucky that Katy was a mentor to me when I first started working intensively with high school students. She is a great listener and truly hears what each student is telling her about their hopes and goals for their education. She works to understand their goals, needs and abilities to help find a college or university that will allow the student to find the greatest success. Katy is skilled in advising in students both domestic and international to colleges and universities stateside and around the world. Her university admission knowledge boarders on encyclopedic."

~Katie Blue, Director of College Counseling at a private high school in Houston.

Counselor Dr. Nicole Jackson

“We are really fortunate to have an expert from UCEazy as our advisor! Booking online for expert’s time was super easy, and UCEazy kept it unbelievably affordable! Our son was reviewing his admission across four different universities, and UCEazy expert spent time exploring my son’s interests (both inside class and out) and career plans. UCEazy expert was very pleasant and objectively provided very relevant, in-depth comparison across the top two universities that fit the bill. UCEazy expert further brought out fees, dorm life, and beyond-college experiences that most parents worry about too. In all, it was so worth the money, when our son wanted to talk to her again before the final call on Apr 29th, we didn’t blink before booking a second session with UCEazy expert!

Frankly, my son was very concerned about UCLA’s competitive student life and worried if he would lose out valuable extracurricular activities and college fun… after talking to UCEazy expert again, he was happy to decide on joining UCLA, and we strongly feel we owe his turn-around entirely to UCEazy!! UCEazy has truly made it easy with its invaluable services for college-going students and parents alike, and I would any day recommend using UCEazy! Thank you UCEazy!!! Hope you will have services for graduate students too ;-)”

~Prasad.

Empathy

Counselor Dr. Monica Randall

“How many great things can I say about Dr. Randall before someone thinks that I’ve been paid to say them?!?! I worked with Dr. Randall for four years as her Executive Assistant, at a university in Baltimore. She was always fully aware and way out in front of any impending issues that could affect our ability to serve our students. Throughout my many interactions with policy makers and other persons involved in these processes, there was nothing but respect shared regarding Dr. Randall and her dedication to these efforts. As her role changed to VP of Enrollment Management, I watched that same enthusiasm and commitment transfer from affecting policy changes, to improving internal operations to ensure equal and adequate access to all of our current and potential students. She worked, literally sometimes, night and day developing plans to reduce redundancy and improve efficiencies that accelerated and simplified the enrollment process. However admirable her work on the processes was, I feel her largest and most valuable strength is in her desire to educate students and their families on how to avoid, or overcome, the obstacles that may prevent them from getting the education they are both entitled to and deserve. …. To put it simply, she truly cares, and she knows her stuff!!!”

–Sequinta W.

Counselor Spencer Barr

“From helping me figure out what I really wanted in a school, to what I was interested in, to which schools to apply to and even reading my essays and helping me fill out every application — Spencer was there without hesitation.”

– Savannah.

“My husband and I are so grateful for everything you are doing, and especially for the wonderful communication. It really makes a difference.”

–Daphne & Greg.

Counselor Richard Napora

“I was lucky enough to have Mr. Napora as my counselor during the majority of my time at Newbury Park High School. Not only is he kind and courteous, but he is also extremely intelligent. I don’t think I ever had a question that he could not answer. Mr. Napora knows how to solve problems efficiently and with the least amount of stress. Many times I would walk into his office frantically worrying about some aspect of my college applications or what classes to take, and in less than ten minutes he would have all of my problems solved. Going to my counselors in college has shown me just how spoiled I was with Mr. Napora. There is truly no better person for the job.”

–Joelle S.


“Mr. Napora was always patient and understanding while answering my questions about the process of college applications. He always responds to emails ASAP which is reassuring to anxious students. He still answers my emails today even though he’s not obligated to anymore and I am grateful for all the help and encouragement he gave me.”

-Diana T.

Counselor Diane Wilcox


“We can’t thank Diane enough for all her support and encouragement. Our son truly enjoyed his time with her and never saw it as a burden to come. Diane gave him the support, confidence and tools to be successful in his application and essay submissions. We also appreciate her advice and encouragement she has given our kids so far with their high school academic/extracurricular choices. Again, we have watched and listened on the initial visits with each (four more to go) of our kids as Diane got to know them by talking and listening to them. She truly knew by listening their strengths and weaknesses. Diane guided them to make choices that would better them not only academically, but socially through extracurricular choices that truly reflected the kind of people they really are inside ”

–Parent.


“Diane has been a tremendous benefit to our family for the college application process. Diane is someone my son respects. She has a way of gently telling him when something is not right or needs additional work. He will listen to her without fighting or arguing as he tends to do with us. My husband and I are amazed when we watch her at work with him. She helped him get organized and easily meet his time line. The whole process took a major stress off of us ”

-Parent.

Counselor David Campos


“I had no knowledge of the college app process. David educated me and my son Nathan about critical aspects regarding UC application, such as topics to focus in personal statement etc.”

– Dipti

Counselor Marissa Margosian


“The education you get in college is a process, not a discrete event. It is not a battle to get into the most prestigious or most competitive school possible. For some students, admission to a college full of hyper-competitive students or a place where status is constantly measured in all kinds of ways, can lead to bad outcomes. If you really want to have the best outcome, you must head to a college that is a good fit for you: where you will study, converse, join clubs, explore, etc in an environment where you are comfortable and challenged. Finding the best fit is the best end of a college search. Marissa has shown me how important that is over the last 2 years.”

~Joe, parent of a Wellesley (’19) student.


“I am not sure what to say except for Thank You for all your hard work and devotion. Your support has been amazing and you not only helped our daughter, but us as parents get through a difficult transition to college. I personally am going to miss seeing you: you are such an amazing woman with great talent and loving soul. Thank You for everything!”

~Julie, parent of a Susquehanna (’20) student.

Counselor Stephanie Sachs


“I couldn’t have applied for Quest Bridge, the CSS Profile, Financial aid, the Common App along the many other college applications without the help of Mrs. Sachs. I could come into her office all stressed out and I would leave with a sense of accomplishment. She just knew how to put me at ease.”

-Senior 2016


“My daughter is a first generation student and we didn’t know how to help her with any information about college. We knew that we wanted her to go but didn’t know how to get started. Mrs. Sachs was so helpful and was able to explain each step in a very clear and simple way. We are grateful for all of her assistance, support and patience.”

-Senior 2015.

Counselor Kellee Carter


“Kellee is very student centered and is always there to support the students with any admission barriers they may encounter. ”

-Katherine – Parent


“Kellee brings a level of professionalism rarely seen and is able to work with many different styles of people, always with a drive to create results. ”

-Diane – Parent

Counselor Esperanza Solis


“Being the oldest child in the family and having parents that did not attend college made me feel like I was on my own. I did not know much about the college process but Ms. Solis was very involved and helped me every step of the way. She went out of her way to guide me and she explains everything well. Speaking to her made me feel excited about college and my future. ”

– Stephanie Perez

Counselor José N. Ireta


“I can’t count the number of times I went to Mr.Ireta for advice- about college, classes, and scholarships.He is incredibly kind, patient, and knowledgeable. There were a number of times that I applied to scholarships at the last minute, as that was the only way I could afford college. I would frantically come into the office and there was Mr.Ireta- calm and ready to help me in whatever way was necessary. He knows that ins and outs of the college system and often goes out of his way to prepare students for the college application process. He didn’t have to deal with my frequent unscheduled arrivals at his office, but in his patience and drive to help students succeed, he would welcome me to take a seat and talk through whatever I was having trouble with. I know that I am where I am today because of how Mr.Ireta got to know me personally and went above and beyond to ensure my success!”

– Katie O., Northeastern University Class of 2019


“The first time I had a conversation with Mr. Ireta was when I was in 8th grade and just beginning to think about the next four years and college after that. From the very beginning, Mr. Ireta was a guide to me and I can positively say that throughout my high school experience at Newbury Park High School, Mr. Ireta was always there to guide me, whether that be about preliminary questions about college or when I got serious about college applications in my junior year. With his guidance and enthusiasm, the college admission process was made easy and surprisingly fun. I truly have to say that a major contributor to the fact that I was admitted to UC Berkeley, where I currently study, was Mr. Ireta.”

– Anastasia P., NPHS Class of 2016, UC Berkeley Class of 2020

Counselor Sherryl Godfrey


“Mrs. Godfrey was wonderful in helping our son with his college applications. She was always there for him when he needed help and was very positive with him. He mostly worked directly with her and i was able to relax, knowing he was in great hands. The whole college process for him was so daunting but ms Godfrey was patient and had great organizational skills and techniques to help him stay on top of things. She is very thoughtful and really cares.”

-Terry


“I am so happy we had Mrs. Godfrey to help our daughter with college! She was able to calm my anxiety as a mom with an only child. She brought in her own experiences with her Own daughter and was able to relate personally to my concerns about out of state schools. She is extremely knowledgeable and had a lot of experience with the whole process. Happy to say my daughter is going to one of the best colleges in the country, and i am so happy for her.”

– Karen

Counselor Rachel Mack


"Mrs. Mack is always receptive and willing to provide information or assistance to the best of her ability. A prompt, organized, and diligent counselor, she has a wealth of experience in her occupation and a heart of gold. You would be blessed to have a counselor like Mrs. Mack!”

- (M. — Full scholarship to Yale)


“Mrs. Mack is a great counselor– she is approachable, patient, and always willing to answer my questions. Whether I am applying to college or scholarships she has offered me useful and friendly guidance. I am very lucky to have her as my counselor.”

(S. — Attending Amherst)

Counselor Leena Yee


“Ms.Yee helped me tremendously when it came to applying for college. She helped me figure out the process and provide me with the best insight for college success. I would not have chosen UC Davis without her. I confided in her and her help, and I am excelling at the university of my dreams!”

- Ariella (former student)


“Through being my counselor, Ms. Yee has been an integral part of my school career. By creating a close relationship with her students, she allows them to feel comfortable going to her for anything they may need. Because of this relationship and being able to feel comfortable going to Ms. Yee, my high school career and my college application process was made a lot easier. Without Ms. Yee my school life would not have been the same and I would not be where I am today.”

- Mason (former student)

Counselor Sharon Cravanas


“Sharon Cravanas is a perfect blend of counselor, advisor, and mentor. Her engagement around the college process is thorough and comprehensive. It results in expanding the horizons of the young people with whom she works, while also coaching the parents on the sometimes difficult transition from manager to mentor. Sharon has traveled internationally on a quest to identify environments where her students can thrive as collegians and she’s magical about the whole package, particularly personal statement topics. Sharon has the combination of decades of experience in a variety of educational settings (charter, public, independent), application review from the most discerning entities, and an urban sensibility that allows her to straddle the ever emotional worlds of who’s going where to study what. She is one of the few counselors who really gets it when she talks about “fit.” Sharon Cravanas coached both my daughters, and encouraged me to trust the young women I had raised to experience this process holistically and without angst. Here’s what options my second born ended up with (first daughter was Early Decision at Barnard) — UPenn, Northwestern, Harvard, Oberlin, Tufts, Columbia and Barnard. Ms. Cravanas is a gifted visionary and I wholeheartedly recommend her as a college admissions coach and counselor.

-Michele Davenport

Counselor Kelley Strong


“I cannot thank you enough for helping me with the college process. You are a wonderful counselor who has given me great advice throughout high school. I appreciate the dedication you have for your job. My brother and I are lucky to have you as our counselor. Thank you for always helping us. ”

-Aaron


“Thank you for taking the time to help me fill out college applications. You have been such a supportive and wonderful counselor, and I can’t thank you enough.”

–Samantha

Counselor Natalie Rodriguez-Garcia


“Mrs. Garcia was my academic advisor and had a wonderful rapport with all of her students because she genuinely cared about every single one of us. What separated Mrs. Garcia from the rest of the advisors was her ability to connect with every single one of her students, regardless of their background. Mrs. Garcia was also amazing at simplifying collegiate concepts that, to a first-generation student like me, were otherwise completely incomprehensible. She played such a huge role in my High School career that out of college, I wanted to become a High School advisor myself. And although life had other plans for me, I have no doubt in my mind that one day I will be helping and assisting High School students like Mrs. Garcia has for several years. I can only hope to be half the counselor she is!”

-Matheo Hurtado


“Mrs. Garcia is an awesome counselor! She was definitely one of the main people that I turned to for guidance and support. Her help was always sincere and her approach was encouraging. They say that high school is an experience that one never forgets because of the friends you make and the experiences you live, but in all honesty, high school is an experience that I will never forget mainly because of the teachers and the staff. The positive impact that Mrs. Garcia had on me was to never give up and to always speak up. Mrs. Garcia is one of the few people from high school that I still keep in contact with, her input and guidance is still appreciated, even eight years after graduation. ”

-Leslie Llanos

Counselor Natalie Rodriguez-Garcia


“Mr. Larrea has forty years of experience working in education and it reflects in his knowledge and practice. He is a true advocate for his students and takes time to stay current on all matters involving university admissions, including but not limited to, PSAT, SAT, admission requirements, the application process and appeals. Once a student of Mr. Larrea, he will always make the time to support your individual goals. ”

-Jodie Smart Maize, Full time counselor- CLHS-2016


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Natalie Rodriguez-Garcia

Mrs. Garcia is an awesome counselor! She was definitely one of the main people that I turned to for guidance and support. Her help was always sincere and her approach was encouraging. They say that high school is an experience that one never forgets because of the friends you make and the experiences you live, but in all honesty, high school is an experience that I will never forget mainly because of the teachers and the staff. The positive impact that Mrs. Garcia had on me was to never give up and to always speak up. Mrs. Garcia is one of the few people from high school that I still keep in contact with, her input and guidance is still appreciated, even eight years after graduation.

-Leslie Llanos


Kelley Strong

Thank you for taking the time to help me fill out college applications. You have been such a supportive and wonderful counselor, and I can’t thank you enough.

–Samantha


Katy Watts

Ms. Watts is one of the most patient and nicest college counselors I’ve ever met. Her office was literally my second home back then. I was so glad that she was always there to listen to my concerns and complaints. While my parents were off having high expectations of me on the other side of the globe, she was here slowly guiding me and most importantly encouraging me throughout.

-Student: Deni Hui (international student from Hong Kong)


Kellee Carter

Kellee is very student centered and is always there to support the students with any admission barriers they may encounter.

-Katherine – Parent


Sharon Cravanas

Sharon Cravanas is a perfect blend of counselor, advisor, and mentor. Her engagement around the college process is thorough and comprehensive. It results in expanding the horizons of the young people with whom she works, while also coaching the parents on the sometimes difficult transition from manager to mentor.

-Michele Davenport


Leena Yee

Ms. Yee was my daughter’s counselor in middle school and she is now my son’s counselor at the high school. She has always been attentive to responding to our needs with class scheduling and information regarding grades and transcript questions.

– Monique (parent of current student)


Rachel Mack

SMrs. Mack is always receptive and willing to provide information or assistance to the best of her ability. A prompt, organized, and diligent counselor, she has a wealth of experience in her occupation and a heart of gold. You would be blessed to have a counselor like Mrs. Mack!

(M. — Full scholarship to Yale)


Sherryl Godfrey

My twins feel comfortable with reaching out to Ms. Godfrey for help due to the accessibility, attention and care she provides her students. Every time I have walked through the office I have seen children waiting outside counselor offices for help and advice.

-Anna


José N. Ireta

Mr. Ireta was always willing to entertain my crazy ideas and thought outside of the box to make things work for me. Because of him, I had the opportunity to do all that I wanted to do in high school. His willingness to go above and beyond really means the world to me. I couldn’t have asked for a better counselor. My academic advisor at USC has big shoes to fill!

– Adrianna R. NPHS Class of 2016, USC Class of 2020


Diane Wilcox

Diane has been a tremendous benefit to our family for the college application process. Diane is someone my son respects. She has a way of gently telling him when something is not right or needs additional work. He will listen to her without fighting or arguing as he tends to do with us.

~Parent.


Stephanie Sachs

I couldn’t have applied for Quest Bridge, the CSS Profile, Financial aid, the Common App along the many other college applications without the help of Mrs. Sachs. I could come into her office all stressed out and I would leave with a sense of accomplishment. She just knew how to put me at ease.

-Senior 2016


Esperanza Solis

Being the oldest child in the family and having parents that did not attend college made me feel like I was on my own. I did not know much about the college process but Ms. Solis was very involved and helped me every step of the way. She went out of her way to guide me and she explains everything well. Speaking to her made me feel excited about college and my future.

~Stephanie Perez


David Campos

I had no knowledge of the college app process. David educated me and my son Nathan about critical aspects regarding UC application, such as topics to focus in personal statement etc.

– Dipti


Marissa Margosian

Marissa Margosian is wonderful to work with! She is patient and thorough during what can be a very overwhelming process for students and parents. Having an extensive background in College Counseling and preparation, Marissa is extremely knowledgeable and informative. You will not be disappointed with her services.

-Michelle, parent of a rising junior (HS ‘18)


Richard Napora

I was lucky enough to have Mr. Napora as my counselor during the majority of my time at Newbury Park High School. Not only is he kind and courteous, but he is also extremely intelligent. I don’t think I ever had a question that he could not answer.

–Joelle S.


Spencer Barr

From helping me figure out what I really wanted in a school, to what I was interested in, to which schools to apply to and even reading my essays and helping me fill out every application

– Savannah.


Dr. Monica Randall

How many great things can I say about Dr. Randall before someone thinks that I’ve been paid to say them?!?! I worked with Dr. Randall for four years as her Executive Assistant, at a university in Baltimore. She was always fully aware and way out in front of any impending issues that could affect our ability to serve our students.

–Sequinta W.


Dr. Nicole Jackson

We are really fortunate to have an expert from UCEazy as our advisor! Booking online for expert’s time was super easy, and UCEazy kept it unbelievably affordable! Our son was reviewing his admission across four different universities, and UCEazy expert spent time exploring my son’s interests (both inside class and out) and career plans.

–Prasad.


Shari Schussel

Shari is one of the top high School & college entrance counselors that we’ve had the privilege of working since my daughter started at Monta Vista High School.

~Aaron.


Porsha Boyd Ed.D

Counseling services received by Ms. Boyd in relation to academics, financial aid, and the college going process showed how prepared and well informed she is on the subjects.

~Lemus A.


Pamela Ohriner

“You are the most amazing person ever! He’s in! Only someone as fab as you could get someone into USC even after missing the cut off to apply.You are the absolute best!!! Thank you so much!!”

–Parent.