The College Admissions process shouldn't tie you up in knots

We help you successfully navigate the college planning + admissions process

Admissions Untangled

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What We Provide

College Coaching

We can assist you through course selection and advise on extracurricular activities, volunteering, summer experiences, and internships to create a competitive portfolio. We provide guidance on standardized testing options, timelines and strategies to minimize cost and maximize success.

Admissions Planning

We'll help you understanding the admissions process and navigate through college paperwork and applications. We'll keep you on track of deadlines and help with planning for admissions interviews, coaching you through it all to gain acceptance at your best fit college or university.

Scholarships & Essay Editing

Learn how to showcase your unique talents for positive impact. Get help with crafting compelling personal statements for college admissions, brainstorming and editing of supplemental and scholarship essays.

Our Services

Advising on college list building, essay editing, extracurricular activities, volunteering, summer experiences, and internships to create a competitive portfolio. Get help building your preferred college lists so that you can find the university that fits you best.

Current Enrollment

We’re currently enrolling for the Class of 2025-2029 and will happily take any undecided seniors who have not yet started their college search. There are many colleges with rolling admissions that would be glad to have you.

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About Me

Gerene Keesler

As an independent college counselor, I established Admissions Untangled, as a resource center for students seeking understanding, guidance, and support. My extensive background includes working in both undergraduate and graduate admissions offices, guiding students through the intricacies of college and graduate planning. What sets me apart is the wealth of experience and a personal connection to the challenges many students face as well as my commitment to providing a personalized approach that acknowledges and addresses individual needs. 

what sets us apart

27 Years of College Admissions Expertise

Neurodivergent Admissions Counselor

100% Remote Counseling

Bilingual – English & Spanish

End-to-End Application Support

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What Students Says About Us

We had NO idea how things had changed since we had applied to college 30 years ago. It's so competitive now. We heard about Admissions Untangled by accident, when our daughter's friend had an older sister. Starting to plan, doing extracurricular activities, volunteer programs, "leadership" experience... starting early in 9th grade made so much difference. Our daughter really enjoyed her Sr year, knowing that her enrollment was set, while her friends were still envious/ stressed. we tell everyone, start EARLY !!

    Proud parent/class of 2026

    My family has been thrilled with the personal service that Gerene provides. She is always on top of it deadlines, something that we were not prepared for when applying to various colleges. She let us know what websites to get on and complete information. She gave us resources to make educated choices about schools and provided additional school options. We would not have been able to navigate the college admissions process without Gerene. We highly recommend using her services for your high school student. A word to the wise, start this process early and get onboard in the 10th grade, do not wait until the 12th grade to get started. Time goes by quickly and your High Schooler needs to be thinking about tests, schools, and admissions in the 10th grade, not 12th when it may be too late

      Parent, class of 2023

      Admissions Untangled was a great help for our family to understand and successfully navigate the college application process for our son. Gerene was amazing in her very detailed explanations of what we needed to start working on and when. I mistakenly thought I knew exactly what to do. Things have definitely changed over the years. She helped us define and hit the milestones necessary to achieve our goals. I loved her personal attention and her constant follow up. She is truly a special lady and we are so happy we worked with her.


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        Professional Affiliations

        As a testament to my dedication to the field, I am proud to be a member of NACAC and SACAC, as well as an associate member of IECA. These affiliations underscore my commitment to staying abreast of industry trends and best practices, ensuring that Admissions Untangled remains at the forefront of college counseling.

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        The college planning and admissions process can be overwhelming. Between the applications, transcripts, essays, financial aid paperwork and housing choices… How do you know where to even start? And that’s if your student already knows what college or university he or she wants to attend! Applying for college is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming for both students and their parents.

        The college admissions experts at Admissions Untangled are highly trained Independent Educational Consultants with the knowledge and resources to coach students and their parents through the college admissions process. Their Independent Educational Consultants can help build a preferred school list and assist in narrowing down the best match academically, financially and socially. Educational Consultants will lead your student through building a stand-out portfolio, essay, and application worthy of acceptance into the school of choice. At Admissions Untangled, their goal isn’t just to align your student with the best match, but to also counsel your student on the best steps to make him or her standout as an excellent candidate.

        Admissions Untangled Owner Ms. Gerene Keesler utilizes three decades of experience in the university profession including work in Admissions, Residential Life, and Career Services. Gerene recently obtained her certificate in College Counseling from UC San Diego (March, 2021) and holds a Masters Degree in Counseling. As a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, Gerene thoroughly researches and vets colleges, and regularly devotes time to visiting campuses to ensure she always has the most up-to-date information. She’ll ask the critical questions that are often overlooked by parents and students such as the school’s graduation rates, the average incoming GPA of other students, and the employment rate for graduates.

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