Alex Ellison

Reno, Nevada

I am a College Planner, but really, I am a stress-reducer to parents and students embarking on the college-admissions journey. To the parent who is so proud of her kid that it makes her sick and she doesn’t want the admissions process to derail that kid (or make her own head spin): I am here for you.

What I do is guide the student and parents through the admissions process, beginning with the warm and fuzzy process of self-reflection and introspection needed to find a good-fit school all the way to the more rigid process of applying to schools, deciding on a school and evaluating offers.

I’ve devoted most of my life to figuring out my own journey (still a work in progress) and helping young people figure out their journeys after high school. You can expect me to be an advocate for you, to go out of my way to do the research necessary to give good, individualized advice and to answer your text messages at 2am. When you work with me, you can also expect to be heard, understood, guided, coached, encouraged, and in control. Because, at the end of the day, YOU are brilliant. You’ve got this. I’m just here on the sidelines, cheering you on.

  • Work
    • Alex Ellison College Planning
  • Education
    • Northwestern University
    • UCLA