San Diego College Admissions Consulting

There is no shortage of top-notch high schools in the San Diego area. Students enrolled at Westview High, Coronado High, Torrey Pines High, Poway High, The Bishop’s School, La Jolla Country Day, Cathedral Catholic and several other San Diego high schools have access to competent teachers, state-of-the-art learning technology, and highly-driven and high-achieving peers. Despite these advantages, however, many of San Diego’s students, even those attending top high schools, are without adequate access to college admissions counseling. The American School Counselor Association reveals that there are nearly 600 students per one school counselor at San Diego's high schools, on average. Consequently, the majority of San Diego students are not able to rely on their high schools for the intensive and responsive college-related support needed to plan their course of study and extracurricular involvement, identify good-fit colleges and universities, develop a standardized testing strategy, craft college essays, complete college applications, earn financial aid and scholarships, and engage in several other tasks critical to the college admissions process. This is why many San Diego area families seek out college consulting services.

At College Transitions, our team of independent college counselors and college admissions consultants is exclusively devoted to college planning and have the time, credentials, and ability to help San Diego area students earn admission into competitive, good-fit institutions.  As experienced counselors and published higher education researchers, we have leveraged our background and knowledge to guide dozens of San Diego students into reputable colleges across the United States, including the most elite institutions in California, such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, University of Southern California, Stanford University, Claremont McKenna College, Pomona College, and others. Our results and testimonials page reveals the many other institutions where our students have secured admission.

For more than a decade, College Transitions counselors and admissions consultants have guided San Diego area families through the college admissions process, including those living in La Jolla, Coronado, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Poway, San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, and other nearby locations. Let us guide you. To learn more, please reach out by calling 678-710-3699, by emailing us at [email protected], or by completing our online free consultation request form. Families who wish to stay abreast of the latest college admission news and trends can also sign up for our monthly newsletter.


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“College Transitions was responsive, establishing a great rapport with our son, and keeping the process moving in a friendly and helpful way...fine tuning the essays, error checking he applications, and available to answer panicked questions almost around the clock. Sam was accepted into his first choice, The University of Chicago, a school that had seemed out of reach at the beginning of the process.”

Susan Hayes, New York, NY

Son Attending University of Chicago
"All the stress and anxiety I had about the college application process was significantly relieved by the guidance and expertise over at College Transitions...I can now say I'm at the school of my dreams..their service far exceeded my expectations and I am extremely glad and fortunate that I came across them."

Paul Yousef, Vienna, VA

Aattending Notre Dame University
"As an only child with parents who never attended college in America, I was completely frightened of the college admissions process. However, College Transitions immediately settled my fears and supported me through every aspect of that process...-I just got back from Bulldog Days at Yale, and I still cannot believe that I was accepted. Thanks to your help, I got to see my dream come true."

Amanda Zhang, Atlanta, GA

Attending Yale University
"Our daughter was dreading the admissions process before we signed on with CT, but her and our fears were quickly laid to rest ...our team was always available and helped us to organize the end, Katy was admitted into several top colleges WITH merit aid. We couldn't be happier!"

S Gupta

Daughter attending USC
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