It felt like we sent Blake on a journey in a faraway land, and he got a tour guide who told him what paths to try and which to turn away from. Not having been in this strange land ourselves, as parents, our greatest fear was we would give wrong directions. Great experience, comfortable for Blake from start to finish!
BILL, PARENT OF BLAKE CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Collegewise helped make my daughter’s college application process smooth and painless. In the end, my daughter was accepted to and will be attending her first choice school, USD. I could not be more thrilled for Alana, and I owe so much to Collegewise for making my daughter’s dream school a reality!
TORREY, PARENT OF ALANA UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
Collegewise provided me with a better understanding of the college application and decision process than I thought possible. Collegewise’s guidance throughout the process allowed me to really figure out what I was looking for in a college, while also maximizing my options.
ISABELLE SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
I would often be stressed about what I needed to get done or about how things were turning out, but every time I walked out of the office, I was so at ease. I think the most important part about being at Collegewise was how personalized the process was, and how much care and time and effort went into me specifically.
EMMA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Going to my meetings at Collegewise never felt like a chore, but more as something to look forward to! Everyone in the office is so friendly, willing to help, and made for such great motivators and supporters when it came time to fill in apps and write essays. 10/10!
EMILY BOSTON UNIVERSITY
The college application process is confusing and tedious, and Collegewise really helped with that process. It was reassuring to go over my application with my counselor so that we could make sure that I had a better chance of getting in!
KYRA VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
“Coach, you should be a counselor, I think you could help a lot of people with this sort of thing.” Teenagers can be so smart.
Colette has experience as a college counselor at a San Diego private high school. In her role, she worked with 150 kids through this process and despite that larger caseload, her students had a fantastic experience. Working one on one with students in a smaller caseload will allow her to be even more intentional and impactful during an exciting time and process. Colette describes her counseling style as student-centered and transparent. She enjoys working with students to identify the key factors that make each college they apply to a good match. She views college as a transformative period and a great way to safely enter adulthood. There is a campus for everyone, she's here to help you find yours!
Outside of college counseling you can find Colette on a pool deck coaching/playing water polo, chasing her twin girls around or streaming any and all sporting events at home (with a sweet treat in hand!)
Education & Experience
BA Psychology – Sonoma State University
MA Education: Counseling & Guidance – Point Loma Nazarene University
College Counseling Certificate – UC San Diego
Professional Organization Memberships