Jill has a knack for taking the intimidating college process and transforming it into a well-organized, stress-free working relationship. Her enthusiasm and passion for helping my son was above and beyond my expectations. We found she is experienced in all facets of the college application process and then some. Love her!

– Parent of Penn State Student

Jill Athenour is dedicated to taking the stress out of the college search process, and making it interesting and fun.

Finding Your Fit

From information gathered from the student and parents, combined with first-hand knowledge of colleges across the country, Jill will provide a tailored list of colleges that would be a good fit academically, socially and financially.

Preparing for College

Are you prepared for college level courses? How will you become involved and experience all that a college campus has to offer? Jill will guide you on high school course curriculum and activities that will help you recognize your abilities and unique talents.

Managing the Process

Jill customizes her program to each student and will steer you through the college search step-by-step from start to finish; easing the stress and confusion that often goes along with the process.

Telling Your Story

Together you will create a compelling application packet that highlights your strengths and accomplishments, expresses who you are in a confident and authentic way, and sets you apart from other applicants.


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Independent College Counselor

Jill’s academic and professional background is uniquely suited to college admissions counseling. She has over 25 years experience in the education field with 10+ years in college admissions — at St. Mary’s College of California, then as Director of Marketing and Admissions at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Jill’s entire career has centered around coaching and motivating individuals in personal and professional development.

She is a strategic thinker – able to see the big picture and translate it into manageable steps and tasks, and an effective communicator and accomplished writer.

Jill holds a a Master’s in Counseling from St. Mary’s College of California; a Bachelor’s in Economics from UC, Santa Barbara; and a Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from UC, Irvine. She is also trained in Co-Active Coaching; a member of HECA, RMACAC and College Consultants of Colorado; and the mother of two college students.