Keaaokahonua, Hoolehua, HI
Attending Stanford University in the fall

My path to college was a little different from most students my age. It was hard for me to access information about the college admission process because I live on an island in the middle of the ocean. Despite this disadvantage, I knew that I wanted to aim for a top tier school. I just didn’t know how to go about it.

That’s where virtual advising through CollegePoint truly benefitted me. My mentor always provided me with relevant information about the college admission process.

Thanks to the advising there was never a time where I overlooked an important deadline or component. Even though my family couldn’t afford to fly me all the way to the continental US to visit colleges, my mentor pointed me in the direction of fly in programs that let me do so at no cost. The isolation of island life is an obstacle that I’ve constantly faced as a student, but because of my college advising it didn’t hold me back during the college admission process. I am truly thankful for the virtual advising I received.