Helping Hand College Guidance is Where the Student Always Comes First
For even the most organized and well-intentioned freshman and transfer college applicants, the college application process can be intimidating, confusing, and at times, overwhelming. Although knowledgeable, school counselors may not have the time to provide the day-to-day support you desire or need. In today’s world of uber-competitive college admissions, Helping Hand College Guidance of Pacific Palisades is here to bring a sense of calmness, reassurance, confidence, sanity, and a professional perspective to each student’s educational journey. By acting as both an unparalleled college guide and mentor, we develop a strong relationship with both students and their families. Our philosophy to college counseling is that by acting in the best interest of each student, we can ensure the most favorable educational outcome. As independent college consultants, we are unbiased and work solely on behalf of each student.
Our college consultants specialize in admission to the University of California, highly selective private colleges, and the California State University. We are well-versed in admission requirements for both freshman and transfer applicants. Pam Ohriner is up-to-date on deadlines, supporting documents required, applications, testing requirements, and the extras that will give your application a winning edge in the admission process. With your own personal college advisor for support, you can relax knowing that every detail of your application is being carefully reviewed and answers to questions are being thoughtfully and promptly responded to. We maintain active membership in HECA, WACAC, and International ACAC.
Helping Hand College Guidance’s effective college planning will steer you towards an appropriate academic curriculum each year, making sure you are prepared to succeed in a challenging college environment. Pam also reviews your courses to make sure that you are UC eligible. When the time comes to apply to college, Pam presents a realistic picture, including supporting data that presents an accurate view of how competitive the admissions process is at each school. Together we will form a balanced list of target schools, plan for standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests, and strategically determine the most advantageous extracurricular activities for the student, taking into account their interests and talents. Lastly, Pam eliminates the stress and confusion that often accompanies writing the personal statement and supplemental essays. Pam provides direction by brainstorming for topics and guidance through the editing process.
Pacific Palisades students and families can benefit by the open channel of communication Pam provides for answers to questions; simplifying and organizing an overwhelming task, and thoughtfully implementing a plan to give you the leading edge you desire in applying to college. Our goal is simple; to aid you in gaining admission to your top choice universities. The Pacific Palisades college counselors at Helping Hand College Guidance offer a free one half hour phone consultation. Please feel free to contact Pam Ohriner at (310) 733-8433 to get started.