Jennifer Rasmussen, College Counselor

Jennifer has over 20+ years of experience and expertise working in college admissions counseling with both public and private school students. She has a great amount of knowledge of top-tiered colleges across the U.S. In addition, her contribution as an External Admissions Reader for UCSD and UCD provides her with an up-to-date understanding of how the world’s leading public research universities are selecting a freshman class. She has an M.S. in Counseling with a PPS Credential and a B.A. in Child Development.

National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC)
Jesuit High School College Counseling Association (JHSCCA)

I have a passion for leading and supporting high school students through creating a college list that is tailored and personable to each young person. I have worked as a high school counselor for over 17 years at a California private college prep school where over 90% of students apply to 4-year colleges. My years of dedication to students and the college admission process have also given me amazing opportunities to create professional relationships with reputable colleges and admission representatives.

My focus is on the student through creating a trustworthy communication, listening, and direction relationship. Students work well with me because the relationship is honest, direct, and supportive.
I have two adult kids who have both been through the college application cycle which gave me a great insight into understanding what parents are also going through during the process. Now that I am an “empty nester”, I spend a lot of time training and competing in my favorite sport of running.

Student Testimonial
“I loved working with Ms. Rasmussen! She was there right by my side throughout the college application process. I never felt stressed because of her support, guidance, and having my interests first. She believed in me and in the end, I accepted admission to the college which was the right fit for me.” – Austin F.