“Ellen provides clear direction. Expert advice. Accountable at the student level. The application process is difficult to juggle. The essay portion is so critical to establish the persona/voice of the student for “why” University should select them. We (Parents) are already so involved and managing a number of aspects for children, it is good to have a trusted partner to help in this process.”
– Dad of a UC Riverside undergrad

“Thank you so much for all your help and guidance, and for pushing me to do my best. Hiring you was undoubtedly a wise decision, and the correct one given my lack of orientation when we began. I am extremely grateful for your experience, and your kindness as well.”
– Transfer student who attended California Institute of Integral Studies

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Ellen Fisher, Private Counselor
(415) 420-0541

Ellen Fisher has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. Her academic and professional qualifications include:

  • Certificate in College Admission & Career Planning at UC Berkeley
  • MA in Secondary Education & Learning Differences at Syracuse University
  • BA in Liberal Arts at University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Active member of Higher Education & Consultants Organization (HECA )
  • Member of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC)
  • Member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Additionally, Ellen is a member of the College Admission Solutions Team (CAST), a consortium of 5 Bay Area college advisors whose additional resources are at the disposal of College4u clients. Ellen also provides pro bono work for the Foundation for a College Education in East Palo Alto.

College4u consulting services works with students throughout the United States as well as internationally. Ellen also boasts formidable expertise in ‘East of the Rockies’ colleges and universities, as well as many schools that support multiple learning styles.

Ellen resides in San Mateo and is the proud mother of an Ohio Wesleyan University graduate. She is enthusiastic, practical, committed, organized, and thorough, with a special talent for working with young adults.