Mike has over 25 years of experience in college admission, serving as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment at the University of Denver, the Director of Marketing at the university and in the capacity of the Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
He has provided college counseling to high school students since 2012, working with students on their college search, application, essay, financial aid and scholarships.
Mike has an extensive background developing college admission standards and policies. He has read thousands of student applications and essays and has made many admission decisions to admit or deny students. This unique perspective gives the students he works with a distinct advantage in the college admission process.
Stephanie Santillo, M.S. Ed.
Stephanie spent the first five years of her career working in selective college admissions, both at the University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League) and at Ursinus College (CTCL school), where she recruited students, read applications, and helped decide who was admitted. This experience working as a decision-maker in college admissions gives the students she counsels a real advantage in the admissions process.
Stephanie transitioned from admissions in order to work directly with students and families, and she has spent the last 13 years guiding and advising students through a comprehensive college search and application process.
In addition to being the Director of College Counseling at Mullen High School, Stephanie works with a small, select group of high school students through her own college counseling private practice.