Welcome to ACS
Hi, we’re Kathleen & Lyndsay.
We teach students and families how to navigate the college admissions journey, giving you the tools to drive your discovery process and find the perfect fit. Are you prepared for the road ahead?
Let’s get focused.
Choosing your college is an adventure and a privilege -- you get to decide what, how and where you want to learn! We’re here to guide you on your journey with valuable insights and action steps at every stage of the process.
Teamwork makes the dream work! Partner with us and get ready to make your college dreams come true.
Custom Coaching Services
Make your college dreams come true!
We educate and empower you to fully understand the requirements of the admissions process, develop a practical timeline, find your best college fit and showcase your best self.
High School Package
For high school students and families who are ready to commit to a comprehensive experience working with us on their journey from application to admission.
Middle School Package
Get a head start on your journey and begin a stress-free, fun discussion on college and careers. We’ll help you plan for success before high school even starts!
Tune Up Package
Engage with us for a limited time on a series of laser-focused coaching calls to finalize your admissions tasks or to target specific areas that need strengthening.
Founder of American College Strategies, Kathleen has successfully guided thousands of students through the college search and application process. With over 17 years experience as a counsellor at schools in the Greater Los Angeles area and an adjunct Professor at Loyola Marymount University’s graduate counselling program, she holds a special place in her heart for guiding first-generation college-bound students. Kathleen has a Bachelor’s degree in education from St. John’s University in New York, trained in UCLA’s College Counseling program and studied for her Master's degree in counselling from Loyola Marymount University. With frequent ongoing travel to colleges across the United States, Kathleen is an incredible resource who loves to share inspirations and actionable insights from the world of college admissions.
Lyndsay brings unique expertise and vision to the college admissions counseling field. As Executive Producer and Host of our online programs, she guides young people on a journey of empowerment and self-discovery as they shape their education destiny. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts (Bachelor of Fine Arts), Lyndsay also holds a Master’s in Curriculum Development from California State University Dominguez Hills. She has extensive teaching expertise at the high school level and as a certified MindGym coach in corporate organizations, she utilizes the latest psychology and behavioral science methods in her creative and engaging classes. Lyndsay teaches individuals and teams how to transform the way they think, feel and behave so they can reach their highest potential.