Stacy Kadesh

Founder of Stacy Kadesh and Associates College Consulting

College Advisor with a Masters Degree in Education providing expert guidance to students in their educational journey for the past 25 years.

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15 minutes $50.00
30 minutes $100.00
60 minutes $200.00


Course Planning Essay Development and Review Activity Development Academic Modifications for Learning Differences College List Development College Visit Advice Skill and Career Assessments Test Taking Timeline Resume Development East Bay San Francisco



Stacy Kadesh has been working with students in the Bay Area for 25 years. After earning a Teaching Credential and a Masters Degree in Education, she worked as an educator in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District for 16 years. In addition to her teaching responsibilities she worked at the site and district levels training teachers in the best practices of literacy. She later attended UC Berkeley where she earned her Certificate in College Advising and Career Planning. Stacy visits many college campuses each year and is an active member of several professional organizations including the National and Western Associations of College Admissions Counseling where she hold an Executive Board position, the Higher Educational Consultants Association and the Independent Educational Consultants Association.  Working with hundreds of Bay Area students over the last 7 years Stacy has developed a unique approach to helping students through this challenging and exciting journey. Stacy works with parents and students to provide guidance and expertise in all aspects of the college admissions process. Stacy believes that college is about fit and works with students to find their best match.



Stacy Kadesh and Associates College Consulting
June 2008 - present

Independent Educational Consultant with experience in the following: 

Academic Planning

Make sure that you are taking the right classes for to match your academic skills. There are many academic pathways to college so be sure that you are on the right track!


Get help in creating an academic resume early in the process so that you can see what you will look like on paper. Get help in creating a dynamic resume based on your interests and strengths.

Essay Development and Editing

Attend an essay workshop and a follow up essay development meeting in order to understand how to tell your story. Editing and revising your essay with expert help will enhance your applications.

Financial Aid Guidance

Maximize your scholarship and financial aid at colleges that you apply to with a strategic list as well as understanding the timeline for filing out the appropriate forms.

Specialized Help for Artists, Musicians, Actors and Athletes

Guidance in understanding athletic recruiting as well as admission in portfolio/audition based majors. Customized timelines and consulting are available.

Test Taking Timeline and Strategy

Plan ahead and determine what test is the best test for you as well as what tests are required at each college.

Application Timeline

Be strategic about when you apply to each school to increase your admissions likliehood as well as space out the work to make it more manageable 

Interest, Skill and Career Assessments

Define and/or Refine college and career goals based on the things that you naturally gravitate toward. Assessments will help students to identify potential college majors and career goals
  • College Search

    With over 4,000 colleges in the US and admissions becoming increasingly competitive, we can create a college list for you that maximizes your potential for acceptance.


California State University, Fresno

Bachelor's Degree
1989 - 1991

University of Arizona

Bachelor's Degree
1987 - 1989

Chapman University

1991 - 1992

Multiple Subject Teacher's Credential

Chapman University

Master's Degree
1993 - 1994

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction



College Advising and Career Planning

University of California, Berkeley
June 2008 - present


College Fair Committee Chairperson

Western Association of College Admissions Counseling (Education)
June 2016 - present

The Western Association for College Admission Counseling supports and advances the work of counseling and enrollment professionals from California and Nevada as they help all students realize their full potential, with emphasis on freshman and transfer transitions to higher education and attention to access and equity for all students.

 Founded in 1967, we celebrate 50 years as a non-profit organization supporting college admission counseling.

WACAC’s annual College Fairs provide students with the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges and universities from all over the country and beyond. I plan and facilitate nine college fairs throughout central and northern California as well as Nevada in the Fall and Spring.

2/24/2017 10:30:05 PM,
Stacy Kadesh replied:
A good fit college is one that matches the student's academics, extracurriculars and provides a safe and engaging environment in which the student can learn and develop. This can be determined through a relationship with the student and an understanding of his/her needs. Interests and Career Assessments are a part of equation as well