"After interviewing several private college counselors, only one stood out as being exceptional. Audrey Kahane was not only a wealth of information, but had a kind and nurturing personality..."



Audrey Kahane Audrey Kahane
M.S., M.F.A.


My columns appear in The Acorn (circulation over 100,000) and The Record (circulation over 168,000). Topics include: How Colleges Make Admission Decisions, Making a Great College Match, Preparing a Strong Application, Shy Students in the Admissions Process



I have helped hundreds of students around the country identify and get into colleges where they thrive academically, socially and personally.

My students have recently been admitted to colleges around the country, including: Princeton, Stanford, University of Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Johns Hopkins, Boston College, NYU, Northwestern University ... more

I am relocating to Kensington, MD and can be reached at
I look forward to connecting with you.

My Approach to College Counseling

After listening carefully to each student's needs and goals, I create a personalized program that can transform this stressful process into an exciting opportunity for self-discovery.

I have visited more than 250 colleges and continue to travel to campuses around the country each year so that I can bring you accurate, firsthand knowledge about programs and campus life. Meetings with admissions officers provide insight into what they are seeking in applicants, information not available on college websites or in brochures.

College AdmissionBy targeting the right colleges, I help students enhance their prospects for scholarships as well as admission, and save the time and expense of applying to too many colleges.

A master’s degree in counseling enables me to assess each student’s educational goals, learning style and personality, allowing us to identify colleges where the student will maximize his or her potential. Support and motivation are provided throughout the application process, reducing stress for parents and students.

My master of fine arts degree in screenwriting provides a unique foundation for helping students to tell their personal stories compellingly in application essays and prepare cohesive applications that present each studentís best, authentic self.

The results are acceptances at colleges where the student is most likely to be happy and successful.

College counseling serving Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Conejo Valley communities of Chatsworth, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Tarzana, West Hills, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Simi Valley. Distance counseling also available.