Why Hire an Independent College Counselor?

Finding the right college can be one of the most important decisions your family can make. But navigating college applications, essays and financial aid forms can be overwhelming for busy families.  An Independent College Counselor can play a vital role in this process by helping each student reach their goals. 






"Jill’s counseling was invaluable in our son’s college admission journey. She has an in-depth knowledge of the college admissions process and helps students find schools that are the “best fit” for them. She helps students “know themselves” and find their “inner voice” for submitting applications. She also provides up-to-date guidance for financial aid.
Jill is a pleasure to work with and helps students and their parents feel at ease. Our son is going to Johns Hopkins University, majoring in biomedical engineering. JHU was his first choice, and he is thrilled. We highly recommend Jill for college counseling. "— Jeff and Shannon Pelline

Admissions is about more than just test scores and grades. We identify each student's strengths and interests and work to create the most successful college applications.

Member of National Association of College Admissions Counselors 

Parents and students will have access to GuidedPath- a cloud based planning tool that we use to organize the college application process. 




Advantage College Counseling

547 Uren St Nevada City CA  95959

530-277-5365

jillncca@gmail.com




Advantage College Counseling assists in finding the right college for each student taking into account social, academic and financial needs.

  Our students have been accepted into the following colleges:  Columbia, Pomona, Princeton, Duke, Oberlin, John Hopkins, Reed, CAL Tech, UC Berkeley, UCLA, , UC Irvine, Cal Poly.













​                     ​Advantage College Counseling

          College search and application guidance for high school students and their families.

                       WE offer a calm, professional approach to the college application process.