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Transfer Student Counseling

There are several transfer paths a student may choose to follow including transfer from a 2-year college to a 4-year institution or from one 4-year school to another.  In an initial working session, Doing College reviews a student's academic and social history and helps to establish concrete college and career goals.  Subsequent counseling sessions provide:

  • Transfer Student Counseling Services for Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda California and NationwideA specific plan for the transfer process focused on the student's particular interests and needs
  • The development of a transfer college list balanced by admission probability
  • An organizing session to establish admission requirements and set a timeline
  • Full guidance with essay development and completion of transfer applications

Doing College has helped many students understand and access the transfer path options for:

  • California's Community College System and the University of California campuses
  • California's Community College System and the California State University campuses
  • Private colleges and universities throughout the nation and abroad

"I just wanted to tell you that with your generous help, I have been admitted to Haas School of Business! Thank you so much!"

Chang Min (Kevin) Park
Transferred to Haas School of Business, UC, Berkeley from Diablo Valley Community College

"Working with Elizabeth was a great experience. My son was a student at Cal Poly and decided to change majors since he was struggling with his major. He attended a community college to improve his grades and determine what major would be best for him. By the time he improved his grades, the schools in California were impacted by the state's financial crisis and he had no idea how to get back into any school.

"I contacted Elizabeth to review the situation and she quickly assessed that she could help. She works with college transfers as well as high school kids. She met with my son and reviewed his transcripts...she suggested applying to CSU schools. She even contacted and put my son in touch with transfer counselors at Cal State East Bay and SF State. He was then able to take charge.

"My son ended up applying to several CSU schools...He has been accepted to SF State in the spring. This would not have happened without Elizabeth's guidance and help. She really got things straightened out for my son and I truly believe Richard would not be back in school without her assistance."

Scott Baines
Son, Richard
San Francisco State University

Contact Doing College for more information. We offer educational consulting services to students and their parents in Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda California as well as nationally and internationally.


"We hired Elizabeth as a college consultant for our son, Michael, when he was a junior in high school....Elizabeth was able to establish a meaningful relationship with him that had a great impact on his own desire to achieve success.

"After a year and a half in college, he is still in contact with her, sharing thoughts and experiences. Elizabeth is personable, with great expertise and the highest integrity.

"We wholeheartedly recommend Elizabeth as a college consultant."

Sophie and Robert Lucacher
Son, Michael
Transfer Applicant
Diablo Community College, Class of 2012
UCLA, Class of 2014

"My husband and I were very impressed by Elizabeth's articles in the Lamorinda Weekly regarding the college admission process and we decided to ask her to help our son look at his California college options.  We were interested in the transfer path as well.  Elizabeth has a well-rounded knowledge of different types of college alternatives.  She met with us and our son separately and listened to each of our concerns patiently.  She did a detailed analysis of our son as to his interests.  Then, she provided us with lots of information and explained in detail which colleges were a good fit and why.  Most importantly, our son felt so comfortable with her and was willing to open up to seek her advice and opinions. 

"Elizabeth is personable, enthusiastic and understanding.  She returned our calls and emails promptly.  Her fees were reasonable, and ultimately, it didn't cost us that much.  The hassle we saved in not having to make a wrong college decision with our son, and for him not to argue with our opinions made it all worthwhile.  Our son is now enjoying his sophomore year and getting excellent grades."

Wenda Huang
Son, Adrian
San Jose State University