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Welcome

Hi, I am Erica Shen. I help students plan a successful pathway to higher education. My expertise and experience help ease the anxiety and stress associated with applying to college. I look forward to getting to know you.

My Services Include:

Academic Planning  // Career and Major Exploration  // College Research  // 

College Application and Essay Review //  Financial Aid // And More

How I can help:

Customized College List

Every student is looking for something different in a college experience. I help students find schools that best fit their academic, social, and financial needs. I visit at least 25 universities around the country every year, learning about their programs and settings to better advise my students on their list of schools. 

Application Management

Managing application requirements and deadlines can be overwhelming. Meeting those requirements and deadlines can be even harder. I help students stay on top of applications, essays, interviews, and auditions through detailed timelines and checklists, as well as regular check-ins. 

Personalized Guidance

All meetings are one-on-one, allowing me to get to know the students well. I am here to help every step of the way from the initial college research to the college acceptances. I am fortunate to form close relationships with my students and their families that go beyond high school graduation. 

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Testimonials:

Erica was fabulous to work with. As parents trying to understand the very complicated process of getting your child accepted into a university these days, we found ourselves overwhelmed and worried we would make a mistake, or worse lose out on great opportunities. Erica had come highly recommended to us from friends that had used her previously with great success. From the first meeting with Erica she put us at ease. Although college applications are quite a process today she was there to help us every step of the way. She is a great coach and mentor and easily connects with the teenage mindset. Thank you Erica, we are forever grateful for all you did for us over the past 15 months. Off to college we go...

K. Sartorius

Riverside, CA

I can't thank Erica enough for assisting me in pursuing my future education.  She wants only the best for her students, and she will make sure you end up at a school that matches your personality and goals.  I will be a attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall of 2019, and I am so excited to be taking the next steps.  Thank you, Erica! 

R. Hicks

Riverside, CA

Erica took the time to get to know my daughter and our family. She recommended schools that had everything my daughter was looking for.  I was most thankful for the time she took to lessen my daughter's stress through the college application process.  She was there through the entire process. My daughter ended up getting into 9 out of her 10 schools.  She could not have done so without Erica's help!  

M. Barnes

Temecula, CA

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