College Services

The Cure for the "Common" Application

Let Passport take the stress out of the college admissions process by helping you discover schools that are right for you, write compelling and unique college essays, and help you manage the details of deadlines and applications.

We work with students to find their biggest strengths and present them on paper.  There is no formulaic approach to the essays that works for all students. We allow parents to take a step back and help students take charge of the process, with our support of course.  You only apply to college once, and we help make sure you apply well.

How Admissions Advising Works

Key Benefits to Working with Passport

Write compelling application essays

Organize application deadlines

Discover colleges that are a great fit

Lower your stress about getting in

Enjoy the final year living at home (without bickering about application deadlines)


Student Testimonials about our College Services

Meet Our College Advisors

Lyn Jutronich

Lyn has lived in San Diego since 1996, but grew up back east, mostly in Illinois and Pennsylvania. A Yale graduate, Lyn studied Psychology and Biology in college, but realized during a summer of research before ... Read More

Kristin Krogh

Kristin earned her B.A. in World Literature from UCSD and an M.A. in Teaching from Duke. She has worked as a community college professor at both Miramar College and Grossmont College, where she has taught writing,... Read More

Matt Phillips

Matt was born in Palm Springs, California. He grew up in the Coachella Valley and nearby High Desert. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University with a B.A. in mass communication.... Read More


We realize that not everyone can afford our services, so each year we grant need-based scholarships to ambitious students who have demonstrated the ability to succeed in college, graduate school, or medical school. 

The winner(s) of each scholarship will receive an advising package tailored to their needs:

  • Meetings with an expert advisor to figure out where to apply and how to make you stand out
  • Meetings with a personal editor to brainstorm and edit your application essays
  • Additional resources we give to our students throughout the application process 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and each application is reviewed individually. Click to Apply For A Scholarship.



Meet With Us, Free

You'll meet with an expert admissions consultant to see if our program fits your needs, and if we're right to work together.

  • Kick the Tires and Discuss Your Goals
  • Highlight the Parts of the Application You Need Help With
  • Get All of Your Burning Questions About Admissions Answered
  • No Hard Sell, We Promise! 

The agenda is pretty simple.  We will talk about your goals, decide what parts of the application process you need help with, and see if we would be a good fit to work together.  We'll also answer your questions about the admissions process.  There's no hard sell; it's just a get-to-know-you session, and after the meeting we can decide whether we want to work together.