Services

DEDICATED TO FINDING THE BEST-FIT COLLEGE FOR EACH STUDENT

Sage College Advice offers individualized, comprehensive counseling services dedicated to finding the best-fit college for each student. The program is designed to help students recognize their strengths, interests, and potential career paths in relation to their college choices; guide them through the college search and application process; and provide personal and professional knowledge about colleges and college admissions, including financial aid and scholarships. 

 

SERVICES

The Comprehensive Package includes the following services:

  • Identifying student needs, goals, and priorities for college. Providing a timeline of the college search and application process.

  • Advising on high school coursework as related to college success. Identifying possible career paths for the student and resources for further learning. 

  • Completing time management and life skills curriculum developed specifically for individual clients.

  • Preparing a tailored exploratory college list for individual students. 

  • Teaching students how to research colleges.

  • Developing an activity/awards resume

  • Creating a plan and timeline for standardized testing 

  • Facilitating the application process. 

  • Providing information and feedback on the student’s college essays

  • Helping prepare for campus visits and interviews

  • Identifying specific tasks for artists, musicians, actors, and athletes

  • Explaining college financial aid and the application process. 

  • Identifying scholarship opportunities, particularly through the college match. 

 

TIMELINE

Freshman or Sophomore year provides the ideal time to begin the college process, allowing Anne to get to know individual students, advise on program choices, grades, and activities. These early high school years also allow for reflection on college as a stepping stone to other life opportunities and individual growth.

 

THE INTRODUCTORY SESSION

A 90 minute introductory appointment with students and their parents includes:

  • An individualized personality assessment

  • A review of school transcript and projected coursework

  • A recommended testing plan for SAT, SAT Subject exams, and ACT

  • Recommendation of activities, community service, internships, work experience

  • Introduction of NCAA and NAIA information

  • A review of portfolio requirements and art submission protocols 

 

THE COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE

The Comprehensive Package walks students through a designed curriculum to best prepare them for their development as a high schooler, college student and young adult.

Students typically meet:​​

  • Sophomore year ~ 1 to 3 sessions, tailored to individual student needs

  • Junior year ~ 3 to 5 sessions, tailored to individual student needs

  • Rising Senior APPlication Camp ~ A 5 day, 4 hours/day intensive small group work session in August to organize students and complete much of the application process before Senior year begins.

  • Senior year ~ 5 to 10 sessions, tailored to individual student needs

 

ETHICAL STANDARDS

Sage College Advice, LLC, subscribes to the ethical standards of the college counseling profession that are set by the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Higher Education Consultants Association.

About Anne

Anne Sjogren is a lifelong educator with over 30 years experience working with middle school through masters-level students. She graduated from Westmont College in 1990 and completed double teaching credentials in Elementary Education and Secondary English in 1991. From 1992-1999 she taught middle and high school English in Minnesota, while also earning her Masters in Liberal Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

 

After moving to Oregon in 2001, Anne continued her educational involvement as a classroom volunteer, substitute teacher and adjunct professor in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at George Fox University.

 

Since 2012, Anne has applied her knowledge and skills in helping high school students craft their post-high school plans. As a volunteer at Summit High School’s Future Center, she has mentored students, taught courses and trained community volunteers. 

 

Through this process, Anne has acquired extensive knowledge of US colleges and universities, college admissions, testing, financial aid, scholarships, and the social-emotional wellbeing of college-bound students. As a member of the Higher Educational Consultant’s Association (HECA) and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), she participates in professional conferences, training seminars, and campus tours to stay informed about higher education and college admissions. 

 

Mentored by Theresa Wadden and her well established college counseling practice in Central Oregon, Anne founded Sage College Advice in 2016.

 
 
 

Acceptances

Arizona State University

Barnard College

Bates College

Baylor University

Belmont University

Boise State University

Brandeis University

Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Cal State Chico

Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Long Beach

Carnegie Mellon University

Carroll College

Central Oregon Community College

Chapman University

Clemson University

Colorado College

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Cornish College of the Arts

Davidson College

Digipen University

Drexel University

Duke University

Eckerd College

Emerson College

Fordham University

George Fox University

George Washington University

Gonzaga University

Grinnell College

Hawaii Pacific University

Humboldt State University

Indiana University ~ Bloomington

Lewis & Clark College

Linfield University

Loyola Marymount University

Macalester College

Marist College

Michigan State University

Montana State University

North Dakota State University

Northern Arizona University

Northern Colorado University

Occidental

Ohio University

Oregon State University

Pace University 

Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific University

Pepperdine University

Point Loma Nazarene

Pomona College

Portland State University

Quest University 

Redlands College

Reed College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Saint Mary's College of California

Santa Clara University

Scripps College

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

Sonoma State University

Southern Methodist University

St. Edward's University

Stanford University

Suffolk University

SUNY College

Swarthmore College

Texas A&M University

Tufts University

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

University of Alabama

University of Arizona

University of British Columbia

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Denver

University of Georgia

University of Glasgow

University of Idaho

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Mankato

University of Montana

University of North Carolina

University of Oregon

University of Portland

University of Puget Sound

University of Richmond

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of St. Andres

University of Tampa

University of Texas ~ Austin

University of Utah

University of Vermont

University of Victoria

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of Wyoming

Warren Wilson College

Washington State University

Western Washington University

Westmont College

Whitman College

Whitworth University

Willamette University

William & Mary University

Williams College

Yale University

 

"Anne was able to greatly simplify the complicated college selection and admission process for us. What I thought was going to be an extremely stressful time for our daughter, turned out to be smooth because of Anne's guidance. Her regular reminders, timelines, checklists, questions and specific college information decreased our anxiety and made it easy for us. Thank you, Anne!"

Summit High Parent 

"I loved working with you. I would have been completely lost in the application process on my own. You helped guide me in my personal statements, essays and kept me honest on my deadlines. You were always so friendly and helpful when we were working together and I love seeing you around town because I know you'll always say hello! Thank you so much for all your help, all students need a college advisor like you!"

Summit High Student

"Anne was an absolute lifesaver when it came to writing my college essays. Her feedback and notes were invaluable."

Jefferson High Student / Portland

"Anne researched school sizes, majors and location to find the best fit for me and my academic needs."

Bend High Student

"We are grateful for Anne's expertise and process for helping our son on his college application journey. It is truly a journey and we didn't even realize how entitled the process had become over the years. Both of us have and do work in education and felt that Anne's services would be helpful to keep our son on track with timelines, etc. We soon came to realize that her knowledge and systematic approach was far more valuable than just keeping him on track with deadlines."

Summit High Parent 

"Anne was always there to review my writing supplements whenever I needed it."

Summit High Student

I think you really helped me with organization in terms of timeline for testing and applying, etc. I think you also helped me see where to look and learn about different opportunities with your knowledge of specific resources."

Mountain View High Student

"I got the most help through figuring out which schools were a good fit for me and what my options were. Also with essay writing and editing I felt like I got a lot of great and very beneficial help to make my essays the best they could be. Thank you Anne!!!"

Summit High Student

 

Contact

745 NW Mt. Washington Dr., Suite 202, Bend, OR 97703

annesjogren@gmail.com \\ Tel: 541.588.2979

 

To contact Anne or schedule an Introductory Appointment,

please complete the following form.

 

 

Resources

If you want to do some research on your own, the following is a list of resources you may find helpful (see desktop site).  Additional resources are available to clients in College Planner Pro.

Why You Need a College Counselor

Here are five reasons why you need a college counselor according to Princeton Review.

ACT

Test information, practice tests and more

PSAT / The College Board

Test information, practice tests and more

SAT / The College Board

Test information, practice tests and more

Khan Academy - The New SAT

Take real, full-length new SAT practice tests from College Board, watch Sal work through SAT questions, and use Official SAT Practice to get personalized SAT practice tailored just for you.

NCAA

National Collegiate Athletics Association - Division I, II & III 

NCAA / Eligibility Center

Register online if you plan to compete in NCAA Division I & II athletics.

NAIA

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

NAIA / Eligibility Center

Register online if you plan to compete in NAIA athletics.

 

Common Application

More than 900 colleges, one application

Coalition Application

An unprecedented coalition of diverse public and private colleges and universities is coming together to improve the college admission application process for all students. The Coalition is developing a free platform of online tools to streamline the experience of applying to college. The initial iteration of the platform will be available to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in high school beginning in April 2016.

Universal Application

Universal application for Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Duke, University of Chicago and many others

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA Forecaster

Free financial aid calculator provides an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.

CSS Profile

Apply online for nonfederal financial aid.

 

WUE / Western Undergraduate Exchange

Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

Volunteer Connect

Central Oregon Volunteer Opportunities

Services for Students with Disabilities / The College Board

The College Board is committed to making sure that students with disabilities can take the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and Advanced Placement® Exams with the accommodations they need. All reasonable requests are considered.

LDA / Learning Disabilities Association of America

Support and resources for parents and students

 

Fair Test

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.

HECA

Higher Education Consultants Association

NACAC

National Association for College Admission Counseling

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