Best for families who want a full range of services, including help choosing high school classes, understanding standardized testing options, and building an intentional college list that considers student goals as well as affordability and admissions chances.

Helping you find colleges that fit

Comprehensive Advising

You’ve heard how much college admissions has changed in the past few years. Falling admissions rates, rising tuition costs, and opaque institutional priorities. You might find yourself searching for that emergency chocolate you stashed away.

The truth is lots of savvy parents get help with college admissions. Just like they hire a personal trainer, tax accountant, or realtor for specialized expertise.

I’m an advisor who works for you, not a college or high school. I help students articulate their goals, identify what is important to them, and find colleges that could be good matches. Then I help them understand how to write college applications that present who they really are to colleges.

You worry that crucial details will affect your kid's future

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Payment plans available.

From $3,000


  • Student interest surveys
  • High school course planning
  • Advice on testing timeline and test optional admissions
  • Help with creating a college list
  • Coaching through college application essays
  • Guidance on financial aid, including getting the best use out of military educational benefits
  • Help documenting homeschool academic experiences

Available services include

Premium package that includes college list development and assistance with applications. 

Comprehensive Services

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About Lisa

I'm Lisa Rielage. As an Independent Educational Consultant, I work directly with high school students and their families to help them identify colleges that are good fits for them.

Together, we consider their academic goals and the college atmosphere they want, but also keep in mind the family budget and college admissions selectivity. 

As senior year approaches, I'm right there offering guidance on college application and essays.

Get the help your family needs as you approach college

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For self-starters who want help in specific areas, like essay coaching, application assistance, or homeschool documentation.


Need help with military academy or ROTC scholarship applications? I have 20 years of experience with academy and ROTC applications.

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