College Acceptances & Testimonials
Where GCA students got admitted
* Including Honors College/Program and UC Regents’ & Chancellor’s Scholarships
What Students & Parents Are Saying
"Cornelia has coached both of our daughters. Her support in helping them to choose the right colleges, writing the essays and going through the entire process has been second to none. Both of us attended college in Europe and the American system was totally new to us and to tell the truth, pretty scary! More importantly, we feel that both our daughters, in spite of their very different personalities, needed to work this process with a third-party, not with their parents! Cornelia gave them confidence, helped them to make good decisions, and pushed them out of their comfort zone. I truly believed that these sessions helped them to become better adults, and we are extremely grateful for that. Best investment ever! We are really happy we chose Cornelia."
"I turned to GCA for my UC essays and it was an extremely beneficial decision. Mrs. Fuertes took the time to sit down and learn about me to help me from both a professional and personal standpoint. She takes the time to look over your essay and leave comments outside of sessions for you to look over and goes more in depth on her comments in sessions. After only a few sessions, the difference between my first and final draft was night and day."
" Working with Cornelia was truly a positive experience. I had been really nervous about starting the college application process, since both of my parents had studied out of the country. I had no idea how any of the financials worked, nor what colleges looked for in their applicants. Her expertise on the topic was obvious. She knows the process in detail, which helped my family and I feel a lot more at ease throughout the journey. She is truly dedicated in her counseling, and this was especially obvious while essay writing. She instilled motivation in me when writing, and pushed me to try my best on the essays. Her edits were always insightful, and I think that really helped make my application stand out. She is also always there to help. Her passion for the job is obvious, and that has made my experience a memorable one."
"First I want to thank Cornelia for doing such a great job. I'm from Japan and I have limited knowledge of the process of applying for college. My son is a great student but needed help communicating better in his essays. Also she helped him with managing his applications and deadlines, which helped take a lot of stress off my shoulders as a parent. And getting help with the FAFSA and CSS applications was huge!! His abilities improved dramatically while working with Cornelia. She also suggested some good colleges too, as I only knew big name colleges, so my son could apply to a wider selection of colleges"
"Cornelia Fuertes was a great help. She guided me in such a positive way with the whole common app process. Thanks to her, I was able to write great essays which allowed me to get into some of my top schools. She was able to help me find the right school for my personal preferences in education and environment. 10/10 recommend! Thank you for everything Cornelia!"