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We are a professional service helping you to create the most effective college and career preparation, exploration, selection, application, negotiation, and funding plan possible.We provide personalized and web-based College Admissions and Funding Counseling for both the Student and the Parent.We focus exclusively on the interrelations of College Admissions and Funding and have been members of both the National Association of College Admissions Counselors and the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators since 2004.We will guide you through our “Career to Major to College” program. Students will be mentored through the College Search, Evaluation, and Selection process, our Career and Major Course of Study Assessments, use those results to identify qualified colleges to apply to, and we will assist with the accurate and timely completion of the College Admissions Applications, and government and college FAFSA, CSS/Profile & Institutional financial aid applications, evaluate initial College Award Offers and appeal them when appropriate.We will help you find the Right College at the Right Price for the Right Reasons!
Our Founder is one of the best credentialed and most recognized college planners in the country having practiced since 2001.
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“It is with great pleasure that I write to you on behalf of Mr. Jim Lundgren, whom I have had the privilege of working with for the past 3 academic years.”
“…Mr. Lundgren is well-organized in his presentations and well as in supplying materials in advance. He speaks to students in ways they can better understand the process, and we are particularly appreciative of his bilingual skills in Spanish and his willingness to reach out to our parent community. He visits our classroom during all of the significant times of importance in the college admissions process- from creating college lists to assisting with college applications to demonstrating the importance of appeal letters to financial aid officers. He is integral to the entire process, and students feel comfortable calling or emailing him with additional questions, especially regarding residency and financial aid, which are both very confidential matters.”
“…I highly recommend Mr. Jim Lundgren for a position in your district as I know his professionalism, vast knowledge base, and genuine concern for students during a very important time in their lives will be assets to your Counseling Department and student/parent community.”
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Ms. Anastasia Kokkinis
English teacher, AVID Coordinator“…(Mr. Lundgren) is personable, patient and has an innate ability to understand and address each person’s individual needs and concerns. In our shared work in the community, I have observed how Mr. Lundgren is dedicated to go the extra mile to handle his responsibilities and make a positive difference. Please feel free to contact me for further information at
Thank you.” Sincerely,
Cynthia K. Nagura
Director, Higher Education Center at San Ysidro-Southwestern College
As the College and Career Pathways Manager of Los Angeles Education Partnership, I happily write to you in support of Mr. Jim Lundgren. LAEP, as a 501(c)3 non-profit that serves 14,500 students and their families across 18 LAUSD high schools, has relied on Mr. Lundgren’s expertise, professionalism and deep passion for supporting youth and their families to bring vital financial aid guidance to our campuses.
All of LAEP’s Partner Schools are in low-income neighborhoods where 90+% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch and the vast majority are the first in their family to attend college. None of our partner schools have dedicated college counselors with the training needed to truly provide students with the support they need to navigate a path to college. In an effort to mitigate this, LAEP’s College and Career Pathways Program works with teams of teachers to develop college-and-career focused curriculum, hosts teacher and staff trainings on college access topics and leverages the collective strength of partners and volunteers to ensure all students have access to the resources they need to be successful after high school.
Mr. Lundgren has been of vital importance to our work. LAEP has relied on him for everything from hosting our annual teacher trainings on the FAFSA, Dream Act and evaluating award letters to visiting all of our partner school sites to lead 3-hour marathon FAFSA completion events. His dedication to ensuring every last student has the support they need goes beyond the little time he gets to meet with them- even allowing students to text and email him with questions.
When counselors, teachers and partners ask for Mr. Lundgren year after year, it’s clear that he is a rare find in the field of college access. You can be certain that he will serve to the absolute best of his ability!
Do not hesitate to reach out for more information!
College and Career Pathways Manager
Los Angeles Education Partnership
(213) 622-5237 ext. 228 “…It was a very busy and challenging year, and thanks to Jim Lundgren, we had confidence that we were doing everything possible to reach an outcome we would be happy with. I can’t imagine going through the process alone or with the assistance of a company we didn’t trust and call on with so many questions.”
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss things further.
Jim and Robyn Carbaugh
Whether you think you need help or not, if you think you know what you are doing, and you think you have everything under control. I would tell you that you do not know what you are doing.Without some help, you are not going to be able to come close to achieving what you want to do. Writing essays, applying to colleges, messaging counselors, teachers, and staff….all of that is so much easier when working with Mr, Jim Lundgren. All of the stuff that I ended up doing, I had no idea that I was able to do these things, and I would not have come closed to be able to do these things by myself.;Jake D. Poway HS, Class of 2019University of Nevada, Reno, Class of 2023Designation
Jim Lundgren has been an absolute blessing to me and my family. He is always very kind, polite, and most importantly, efficient! He taught me how to not apply but showed me what I needed to do to become a more competitive candidate and receive more scholarship opportunities. He helped me with SAT planning, College Board glitches, Common App, UC applications, and independent college applications. I am sure that if it was not for Jim. I would have not been accepted to all of my top three University choices! Thank you very much, Jim!Dana Rodriquez Beltran, Calvary Christian Academy, Class of 2020