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The College Process Doesn't Have to Be Stressful!

Let us help you approach, survive and be successful in the college application season with less stress. Through careful planning, expert advice and assisted navigation, we will help guide you through a complex process that doesn't need to be a source of stress for you and your family. Whether it is identifying the "right fit" schools for you, guiding you through essay development, being successful in application completion or helping you to navigate Financial Aid, we can help.


Karen Simpson, founder of Less Stress College Prep, has earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, with Distinction. She has an English Degree from The University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. Karen has volunteered with Senior AVID high school students and has experience with students from all socio-economic backgrounds in her college counseling practice. Karen stays current by attending professional conferences and visiting college campuses.

Why Use a College Counselor?

  • Remove the potential for conflict between parent and child

  • Provide students the needed assistance to stay organized and on track

  • Help students identify the best fit colleges, where they can be happy, flourish and succeed both socially and academically

  • Ensure students make the best college choice in order to avoid potentially costly mistakes

  • You want professional experience navigating through the process


We can serve as the beacon to guide you through the college application season. Please review our services and schedule your free consultation today. 

College Planning
Services Include:
  • Assessing student's interest

  • Identifying "best fit" colleges 

  • Application process guidance 

  • Plan for application completion 

  • Essay brainstorming and editing 

  • Financial Aid process assistance 

  • College selection advice

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