The CollegeMIND is a step-by-step video course that will walk you through the college admissions process and find the school that best aligns with your academics and interests.


Find the best school for you – and get accepted!

Find the best school for you – and get accepted!

The CollegeMIND is a step-by-step video course that will walk you through the college admissions process and find the school that best aligns with your academics and interests.


If you're...

  • Not sure what classes you should be taking now or in the next couple years
  • Curious about which extracurriculars will really help you shine
  • Struggling to decide which colleges to apply to
  • Stuck on your college essay—hello, writer’s block!
  • Up against application deadlines and starting to panic

Then the CollegeMIND is here to help!


Put the best YOU forward for college admissions

Hi I’m Shannon Brady, college admissions counselor and your new guide. With more than two decades in the business, I know exactly what it takes to go on this journey and I’m here to hold your hand through every single step of the admissions and application process.

Step-by-step guidance

We hold your hands through each phase of admissions—from the classes you need to testing best practices to knowing which activities will help you shine.

Proven process

A proven process to discover the colleges that best align with your academics, passions, and goals and make the decision on which one is best for you.

Detailed timelines

Exact timelines to follow so you can feel confident in your path forward. No missed deadlines, no second-guessing, stress, or asking “what am I doing next?!”

Here's how it works

The CollegeMIND is a filled-to-the-brim guide that contains everything you need to nail your college admissions.

Discover how to:

Plan your courses
Align your extracurriculars
Figure out your preferences and potential schools
Ace your essays
Submit an attractive application
And finally...Get accepted to your dream school

Whether you’re a senior on the verge of panic or a sophomore trying to get ahead, this program will replace your stress with confidence and get you into a college that aligns with you and sets you up for a bright, successful future.

What parents + students are saying

Shannon and the team at TheCollegeMIND are incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the college admissions process, but their expertise goes much further than just what to do and when to do it. By focusing on finding the right fit college for each student, they help their families navigate the process with less stress and more confidence. I highly recommend TheCollegeMIND course to any family looking for a partner in the college admissions process.

Lauren G.
Higher Scores Test Prep

While the college admissions process can be stressful, TheCollegeMIND and the team of counselors make it streamlined and organized. The course provides incredible information for a student to know where to go when and how to make informed decisions in admissions. For any age high schooler, this course builds confidence and autonomy to succeed with applications, essays, college visits, and more. Don’t miss out on this fantastic resource.

Maria V.
Parent at Del Norte HS Class of 2021

TheCollegeMIND is my one stop shop for help through this process. I love how each module breaks down every step; understanding academics & extracurriculars to conducting college research. I can’t wait to use what I have learned to create my college list and begin writing my college essay for applications this fall.

Sarah P.
Student at Torrey Pines HS Class of 2022

Here's what we'll cover

You’ll get 30+ videos and guides to walk you through every step of the college application process from choosing your high school curriculum to saying “heck yeah!” on acceptance day.

I’ll give you the details on how to navigate the course and how to best use the tools, resources, and guidance based on your grade.

Module 1: Academics
Academics are the top factor college admissions counselors look at when reviewing your application. We’ll cover everything you need to know about your academic career—including how to choose your curriculum and classes, create your academic plan, and find academic opportunities that’ll look amazing on your application outside of your high school.

Module 2: Extracurriculars & Personal Interests
Extracurricular activities are an important part of your application as well, which is why you’re going to learn which activities to pursue and how to make the most of your interests and passions. You’ll also learn how to manage your social media presence and build a digital resume!

Module 3: College Research
Here’s where we start diving into which colleges may be right for you! You’ll discover your preferences and learn how to create and refine your college list—so you’ll truly be stoked on the schools you end up applying to!

Module 4: Application + Essay Prep
This is where most students get overwhelmed, but not to worry! We’re going to cover a LOT in this module. You’ll get the low down on everything you need for a successful application, including essay help and tips for demonstrating interest. And, at the end of it all, you’ll finally be ready to submit your application!

Module 5: Make Your Decision
Here’s the fun part of the whole college application journey… Now you finally get to choose your school! I’ll give you some final tips on how to make your decision and give you a little insight on what’s in store for you after graduation!

Plus, you’ll get THREE bonuses with the Elevated or Premier Course!

Financial Aid 101

Social Media & College Admissions

YouScience Aptitude Assessment


Forget the stress and uncertainty, nail your college application and get into the best school for you!
All you have to do is join me!


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Hi! I'm Shannon

My mission is to help students find the best colleges for their personal preferences, abilities and potential. I’m here to help you through the admissions process with confidence, and without the overwhelm and stress.

With The CollegeMIND, I’ll walk you through a process I’ve shared with hundreds of students over the last two decades. I’ll be your guide, breaking the journey down for you, step by step.