Collegica is brought to you by College Specific LLC in Santa Barbara, California.

We know college admissions.

Collegica is brought to you by the founder of College Specific in Santa Barbara, California. We are a team of premier college admissions counselors who provide private college admissions guidance to students and families from all over the world.

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 founder of College Specific, LLC and 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 Master 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, which allows 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.