We know college admissions.

Collegica is a team of premier college admissions counselors who provide private college admissions guidance to students and families from all over the world. Our team includes graduates from Princeton, Harvard and Boston University, some of whom are former college admissions officers and all of whom hold an advanced degree in education.

In addition to private meetings with students and families, Collegica counselors conduct live college admissions workshops and presentations.

About our CEO

Collegica's team is headed by CEO Cassie Nichols. Cassie is the author of The College Essay Trap, along with numerous articles on the college admissions process.

A native of Santa Barbara, Cassie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Princeton University. At Princeton, she was an NCAA All-American and Academic All-American athlete, as well as captain of the Princeton women’s water polo team.

After graduating from Princeton, Cassie conducted educational research at Yale University, taught at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, and earned a Masters of Arts degree in Education from University of California, Santa Barbara.

In 2010, Cassie founded College Specific, which became the premier college admissions consultancy in Santa Barbara, California. In addition to providing private college-admissions guidance to families, Cassie has published articles, hosted The College Specific Podcast, and conducted college admissions workshops and presentations in the United States and internationally.

In 2015, Cassie co-founded Collegica, an online version of her Santa Barbara consultancy. Collegica enables her team to provide students and families worldwide with the same hands-on guidance they have given local clients since 2010.

To read a statement from Cassie, click here.