A few Sea Change students and parents talk about their experiences:

"Laura at Sea Change not only made my college application process more pleasant and stress-free, but helped me to grow as an individual and better understand my personal strengths and desires. Because of Laura's devotion, knowledge, and enthusiastic spirit, I have grown into a more communicative, confident, and organized young adult. Laura's support and genuine care for my future as a prospective student-athlete opened my eyes to new perspectives and opportunities when choosing the perfect college fit. I am incredibly grateful for Laura and could not have imagined this process without her assistance!" 

A.W., Templeton High School '17

attending UC Davis

"Laura at Sea Change was a tremendous help while I was completing my college applications. Her student specific approach and infectious enthusiasm relieved a lot stress from the process. Laura considers all the factors of different schools and is passionate about finding the perfect fit for you. If you are a prospective university student, I highly recommend Laura and Sea Change!”

S.D., SLO High School '17

attending UCSB

My son was anxious about the whole college selection and application process. Laura was just what he needed.  She was patient and really took the time to listen and figure out what he wanted.  She was there every step of the way and really turned what was a dreadful process for our son into an exciting one.  He is now thriving in his second year of college.  I would recommend Laura to any family that is looking to remove the stress and anxiety of the college admissions process.

“Laura Penvenne at Sea Change helped our son narrow down the schools that fit him best, and then helped him complete the application process in a very organized and efficient manner. She focused on what his strengths and interests were and tailored her meetings with him to meet his special needs. 

She created some extremely helpful spreadsheets with timelines and college specifics that eased the decision making process for our son and motivated him to follow through on all his application deadlines. Laura stands out because she has a holistic approach and she deeply and wholeheartedly cares about her young clients. After effortlessly establishing a great rapport with them, she proceeds to help each individual student arrive at the best colleges that fit their strengths and goals. 


We highly recommend Laura and Sea Change!”

"Thank you again for all of the support and guidance you have shown me over the past year.  The admission and decision processes went very smoothly thanks to your help, and through your counseling I am 100% sure that I made the right choice on the school I will be attending."

K.H., SLO High School '18

attending Humboldt State

K.H., San Luis Obisop, CA

"This is an outstanding program for any student (and family) who needs help navigating the complex choices faced in selecting the right college/university ... from high school, community college, or otherwise. [Laura] helped our daughter identify, select, and apply to a good number of schools. Once done, she helped our daughter obtain financial aid packages and choose the best fit. It was an excellent choice. Our daughter is happy and thriving in her junior year of college. We highly recommend [Sea Change] without reserve."

B.M., Desert Hot Springs, CA

“Laura Penvenne did a top-notch job with our daughter on her college applications. Our daughter was offered admission to all three of her top choices… [Laura] has a wealth of knowledge about not only the process of college applications, but also about the schools themselves. She encouraged our daughter to apply for some schools she thought were good matches, often schools that we might never have thought of. Furthermore, Laura was able to do what many parents can't – give objective feedback to a child without any emotional baggage… we recommend her services whole heartedly.”

J.F. & V.F., Los Osos, CA

"I GOT INTO PENN - Life Science and Management. Thank you so much for all your help, I really couldn't have done this without you! "

A.S., Lambert HS, GA '20

attending University of Pennsylvania

L.W. & K.D., Los Osos, CA

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