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What We Do

What We Do For You

We are a full-service College Admissions Consulting Firm, and can assist you and your family through every facet of the college admissions maze. 


A few of the many things we can help you with:

  • Preparing

  • Overseeing

  • Advising on your College Search

  • University Visits

  • College Application

  • College Application Supplemental Materials, i.e. Essays, Personal Statements

  • Communication with Admission and Academic Faculty/Demonstration of Interest

  • Financial Aid

  • Athletic Recruitment

  • Scholarships

  • Specialty Admissions, i.e. Medical / Veterinarian, Law, Business School

And, so much more!

We'd love to work with you and help make your

collegiate dreams come true!

A Bit About Us

A Bit About CAS

After working in both public and private high schools doing college admissions, I began my independent  practice in 2002 and have successfully worked with clients in 39 states and six different countries. My office is currently based out of beautiful Carmel, California.

The Dream Team

The Dream Team


Jane Catanzaro

Founder, President, CEO

Dream Chaser, Second Mom, College Admissions Guru

I began my educational consulting career over 30 years ago, working in both public and private high schools, as well as with homeschoolers, in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. While I deeply value and believe in public education, I had a caseload of over 600 seniors at my last public high school, which meant I could not provide the individualized attention each student deserved. Desiring to focus solely on guiding my students through the college application process, I became a pioneer in the field of independent college admissions counseling when I started CAS in 2002. Since that initial leap of faith, I have branched out to include specific services such as athletic recruitment, military academy admissions, and specialty graduate schools such as medical, business, and law.

Since 2004, I have served as one of fifteen members of the College Counselors Advisory Group to the Fiske Guide to Colleges, and regularly attend conferences of both The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). The collegiate connections I have developed over the decades profoundly benefit my clients, as does my dedication to staying on top of the ever changing trends in college admissions. I pass this knowledge on to my clients and work with each one individually to ensure they remain a step ahead in the competitive admissions landscape.

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Brian Turlington

General Counsel, Vice President

Legal Jargon Creator, Over Achiever

Brian is a former Dean's List student at Duke University and graduated with Honors from Duke Law School with an LL.M, in International and Comparitive Law. Brian does the heavy-lifting when it comes to business and legal needs and is my right hand man for customizing strategic plans for my clients' admissions needs.  

Our Schools

Our Schools

Our students have been accepted to the world’s most prestigious schools.
Here is a complete list of all the schools where our students gained admission.

(Click school name to visit website)

Rutgers University

St. Lawrence University

Saint Louis University

Saint Mary College of Maryland Saint Michael's College

Saint Olaf College

San Diego State University

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

Sarah Lawrence College

Scripps College

Seattle University

Seton Hall University

Sewanee, University of the South

Skidmore College

Smith College

Southern Methodist University

Spelman College

Stanford University

State University of New York

   at Albany

State University of New York

   at Binghamton

State University of New York

   at Buffalo

State University of New York

   College at Geneseo

State University of New York

   at Stony Brook

Stevens Institute of Technology

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Temple University

Texas A&M University

   College  Station

Texas Tech University

Trinity College

Tufts University

Tulane University

Union College 

United States Air Force AcademyUnited States

   Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

University of Arizona

University of British Columbia 

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of California,

   San Francisco

University of California,

   Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Cambridge

University of Chicago

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Edinburgh

University of Georgia

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Ilinois at


University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of Maine

University of Maryland at

   Baltimore County

University of Maryland at

   College Park

University of Massachusetts

   at Amherst

University of Miami

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri-Columbia

University of North Carolina

   at Asheville

University of North Carolina

   at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina

   at Wilmington

University of Notre Dame

University of Oregon

University of the Pacific

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Portland

University of Puget Sound

University of Rhode Island

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of South Carolina

University of St. Andrews

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Toronto

University of Utah

University of Vermont

University of Virginia, Charlottesville

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Villanova University

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

    and State University

Wake Forest University

Washington & Lee University

Washington University, Saint Louis

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

West Virginia University

Wheaton College, Norton MA

Whittier College

Willamette University

Williams College

Wofford College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Yale University

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