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Swati Chopra,
Independent Educational  Consultant

Certificate in College Counseling - UCLA

BS Mathematics - St Xavier's College

HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association)

WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling)

NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling)

Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) Graduation Requirements Task Force 2020-2021

Matchlighters Scholarship Volunteer Counselor - Essay Help (Since 2019)

Summer 2020 and Summer 2021 - UC Berkeley Cal Alumni Association - Lair College Prep Summer Camp - College Search And Application Process Counselor/Instructor

Community Presentations:

August 2020 - 4 Years to College Webinar

February 2020 - Preparing for College - Islamic Center of Fremont, Fremont, CA

April 2019 - 4 Years to College, Fallon Middle School, Dublin, CA

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Swati helped my son understand that the best way to proceed was to take one step at a time. If you start early, there's no need to fear the admission process.


Swati Chopra is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association and subscribes to HECA''s standards of good practice.



Having two kids of my own, I know firsthand how life revolves around our children. We strive to do the best we can for them, starting with their education. As a parent I understand the questions and concerns we have once our children enter middle school. Questions range from which classes to take, which extracurricular activities to pursue to which colleges to apply to and attend.

After developing an aptitude for counseling a small group of students, I realized that I wanted to learn more and so I earned my Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. Today I work directly with students and families (mostly) in the Peninsula, South Bay, and East Bay of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. My passion to help students shows in my personalized approach to each student and the individualized planning that goes with it. My goal is to help each student find their perfect fit college and create the most compelling application possible.


I specialize in college application assistance, academic planning, college searches, and college essays. While I run a solo counseling practice, I do work closely with a small group of local Independent Educational Counselors (IECs). Networking and meeting with 15 to 20 like-minded professionals twice a month helps me stay on top of the ever changing college admissions scene and it helps me guide my students to the best of my ability. When I'm not meeting with students, I'm busy researching colleges and attending various conferences around the country.


I live in Dublin, CA with my husband. Before receiving my Certificate in College Admissions Counseling from UCLA, I earned a BS in Mathematics, and an AA in Accounting/Finance. I have over 20 years of experience as a small business owner. In addition to that I’ve worked/interned as well as volunteered in the Career Center and Counseling Department in a couple of our local high schools and I volunteer as an essay reader/helper for the Matchlighters Scholarship Program. Getting used to being an empty nester is my new big project!


Counseling is always provided in accordance with the ethical standards and practices set by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).


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