About Prepory

College Counseling San Diego

San Diego’s home to Preuss School (UCSD), Canyon Crest Academy, Del Norte High, Westview High, Sage Creek High, Mt. Everest Academy, Scripps Ranch High, River Valley Charter, Torrey Pines High, some of the most high-ranked high schools in the area by U.S. News and World Report. High school guidance counselors are busy year-round with other pressing responsibilities and according to the American Counselor Association, they are managing nearly 1,000 students in the larger districts of San Diego. This is where Prepory comes in.


College Guidance

The college admissions process has changed drastically over the years and since the COVID-19 pandemic began. With many schools going test-blind and test-optional, many students have the chance to showcase their other strengths such as passion projects, extracurricular involvement, and leadership skills. The increase in applicants to top institutions since the COVID-19 pandemic has also increased, making the acceptance rate to these schools drop significantly.
Prepory’s expert college admissions coaches are current and graduate college students at the most selective colleges and universities in the country. Our expertise in the college admissions space has been recognized by Yahoo! Finance, Discover, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, College Confidential, American Express, and Fortune. Our comprehensive curriculum equips students with the resources, knowledge, and personalized guidance they need to craft a competitive application to top schools like Harvard University, Yale University, Amherst College, University of Florida, University of Chicago, MIT, Caltech, Duke University, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, and UCLA. Our students have also received acceptance letters to high-ranked colleges and universities in California such as UCLA, Stanford University, Caltech, UC Berkeley, University fo Southern California (USC), Pepperdine University, UC San Diego, Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and UC Irvine.
Prepory’s college counseling program covers extracurricular involvement planning, leadership development, perfecting their college essays, financial aid support, gathering letters of recommendation, course selection, and more! Our college counseling team is available to guide parents and students residing in the San Diego area and other neighboring cities in California like San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, and others.
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Why Prepory?

More Chances

Prepory students are 2.67x more likely to be admitted to a highly selective institution (or 167.04%)

of our clients

100% of our clients say they prefer Prepory’s online courses to their former provider.


Over 14,000 students are enrolled in Prepory’s college counseling services worldwide.


90% of Prepory students are admitted to one or more of their top 5 schools.

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Meet the Prepory San Diego

College Admissions Coaches

Our college admissions coaching team leverages over 100 years of collective admissions experience. Our team is made up of multi-degree academics, former university faculty, former admissions officers, Ivy League writing coaches, and graduates from the nation’s most selective schools.

Daniel E. Santos

Chief Executive Officer

Glen Water, Ph. D.

Program Director

Kyle Stein

Client Success Manager

Taylor Piva


Our students have been admitted
to top schools

College Counseling
Partnerships with
San Diego High Schools

We’ve partnered with local high schools including Christopher Columbus High School, Pinecrest Preparatory High School, Somerset Academy Charter High School, amongst others to complement the resources offered by each school. Our school partnerships are tailored to benefit each school’s unique populations and needs.

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Frequently asked questions

Through college counseling, students will understand how to effectively navigate the college admissions process with confidence and vigor. With guidance from Prepory, students explore best-fit college options, strategically college search, demonstrate meaningful academic and extracurricular involvement, and understand how to strategically tackle their college application.

Our college admissions coaching team is made up of former admissions officers, former university faculty, Ivy League writing coaches, and a network of students from the nation’s most selective colleges. Students are paired with a college admissions coach based on their availability and career interests.

Through individual advising sessions, students meet with their college admissions coach to receive individualized counseling following our curriculum. They’ll work together to brainstorm and improve their college application collateral. Individual advising sessions occur through video conferences and are approximately 60 minutes long.

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Contact a Prepory college admissions expert to start your college success journey.

Our college admissions experts are here to guide you from where you are to where you should be. Through our comprehensive curriculum and individualized coaching, you are set for success as soon as you connect with us.