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    • National Decision Day is Around the Corner

      We are very excited for high school seniors who have already decided (or still deciding) where they will be attending this Fall. Know that May 1st is National Decision Day. If, for whatever reason, you need more time or support to make a deposit, know that you have options.  Here are a couple of things you can explore: 1) Work with a counselor to complete and send the NACAC waiver to the college of your choice.  NACAC created a waiver for students who are facing financial hardships. 2) Send an email to your admission representative, requesting an extension, and share the reasons why you need extra time. These are challenging times for students, and colleges are receptive to your circumstances and very supportive, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

    • College Essay: Learn To Share Your Story

      Now more than ever, college essays are an essential part of the admission process. Many colleges are adopting test-optional policies, which leads them to focus on the students' academic profiles and essays. We understand how stressful this might be for juniors. Hence, on Saturday, June 6th, we are hosting a special essay webinar to prepare for the Fall 2021 applications. During the webinar, Marisela will teach students and their families what colleges are looking for and share her experience as a previous admissions officer. In addition, juniors will have the opportunity to learn how to find (and use) their voice and write highly effective essays. For more details, visit Also, feel free to share our information with anyone who may benefit from our webinar. We are all in this together. .

    • South County College Fair

      If you are in the South Count area and want to learn more about colleges, don't miss out on this college fair! Be part of the college conversation!.

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    • YOUR TEAM | inspiredu

      Our Team Marisela Gomez has been involved in the higher education industry for over 15 years. She has read over 20,000 applications during her time as an admission counselor and enrollment manager at her alma mater, Santa Clara University. Her experience, as a first-generation student and admission officer, has enabled her to support families to understand the admission process with confidence and inspiration. ​ Marisela is an expert in the college admission/financial aid field. She has been invited to speak all over the Bay Area, other parts of California, and out of the country. She has been an invited guest at several Univision (Hispanic Television Network) programs and radio stations and interviewed by local newspapers. ​ ​ Marisela Gomez College Adviser Topher Williamson Essay Specialist Topher has worked at Stanford University’s Career Planning & Placement Center where he assisted undergrads as they sought internships and full time job opportunities. After returning to his alma mater, Santa Clara University, he recruited, evaluated and admitted athletes, freshman and transfer applicants. At Notre Dame de Namur University, he recruited, admitted and enrolled transfer students. This prepared him to work as a counselor and instructor at Ohlone College in Fremont, helping students prepare for the University of California, California State University and private schools. Then as Director of Admission and Records, he managed day-to-day operations and functions related to staff, course registration, grade reporting and students transcripts. After Ohlone College, Topher joined a Silicon Valley test prep/college consulting firm where he provided support for both high school and community students helping them navigate the process of applying to four-year universities. In January of 2017, Topher launched Veritas College Advising, a private consulting practice to provide college guidance and coaching for young adults in need of expert advising during the college search and application process. He has experience in engineering, the sciences, business, humanities, the arts. However, he specializes in computer science, electrical engineering, pre-med as well as accelerated medical programs (BS / MD). Taylor McDonald Essay Specialist Taylor McDonald is an anthropologist, writer, and copy editor based out of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Originally from Seattle, Washington, she earned her B.A. in Psychology at the age of 19. Following her graduation, she spent a year living in Cairo, Egypt teaching English at a local high school. She continued on to earn her MSc in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology at Brunel University of London (U.K.). In her career, she has published 400+ articles and blog content for many major websites, spending a year working as a researcher and copy writer for, among others. In her personal time, Taylor is an artist, photographer, gardener, and avid reader. In 2019 she read 60 books and it is her goal to read 70 in 2020. She is passionate about helping students achieve their goals for college and beyond. MEMBERS OF: Western Associations of College Admission Counseling National Association of College Admission Counseling

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