- M.A. in Educational Administration, Santa Clara University
- Former Associate Director of Admissions, Santa Clara University
About Collegewise SF South Bay
Collegewise San Francisco South Bay opened in 2014, and since then we’ve helped students submit more than 400 college applications. Few things in life bring us greater joy than celebrating each submission, often with photographic evidence. In addition to guiding our students, we often have coffee dates with parents to share our knowledgeable, sane approach to the college admissions process.
We’re within driving distance to many Bay Area colleges, like Stanford, Cal, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and San Jose State, so students can easily hop in the car and sneak in a college visit or two once they’re done with a Collegewise meeting.
of students meet with Collegewise South Bay at Starbucks
of students completed applications by November 1
of students understand the importance of financial fit
What are people saying about Collegewise SF South Bay?
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Marisela was very friendly and approachable, easy to talk to, and knowledgeable. I got into almost every college I applied to and was extremely satisfied with the experience. I will definitely encourage others to do this because it made the whole application process so much easier.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
I came to my counselor knowing nothing about the application process, and she walked me through everything. Marisela helped me finish all of my applications before Halloween, which was way ahead of most people’s schedules. This gave me time to make all the early deadlines, and I had more free time than most seniors did.
Alexander, Parent of Milara
San Jose State University
I work as an academic counselor, and this year was a challenge with my son being a senior because “moms don’t know anything.” Mrs. Gomez stepped in and made the process a pleasant one for both of us. She helped to keep my son on schedule with deadlines and to navigate this complicated process with minimal stress.
Stacey, Parent of Olivia
Gonzaga University – Nursing Program
Marisela Gomez is highly knowledgeable, personable and connected immediately with Olivia. Marisela has experience with college admissions and was very hands-on with direction, expectations and next steps. Because of our partnership with Marisela, so far Olivia has been accepted by 5 of her 8 choices for college.
Denise, Parent of Brent
Marisela is an asset to Collegewise as well as to the community of Gilroy! Marisela is very knowledgeable with all aspects of “college” and was a huge help to my son and me. She is genuinely interested in my children and their education, and she helped to coach my son at a personal level and was a good match for him.
Natalie, Parent of Camden
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Marisela has been a lifesaver for our family. Within 30 minutes, she got more out of my son about his interests and college preferences than I had gotten in years. She and Camden worked hard, came up with twelve schools to which he applied, and he was accepted at nine of them, including at least two of his top choices.