We are Lisa Buchwalter and Kathryn Gillis. BestFitCollege Consulting helps students and parents with the stressful and confusing college admissions process, and ensures each student finds the best college fit.

BestFitCollege is dedicated to two basic principles: helping students and parents with the stressful and confusing college admissions process, and making sure that each student finds the best college fit.

How do we do it? By understanding your unique attributes, BestFitCollege finds the best possible set of schools for you. We are with you every step of the way, navigating the process and helping you to find your unique voice. We use a student-centered approach, developing skills that can last a lifetime. What factors should be considered when selecting a college? How do you know if it's right for you?


With so many schools to choose from, the task of selection can be overwhelming and frustrating. The best fit depends on an in-depth knowledge of you, the student, as well as a detailed, first-hand knowledge of colleges. At BestFitCollege, we help you get organized, stay informed, and show you how to put your best foot forward. We strive to reduce the anxiety and are told we even make the process fun.

It has been a joy having you as our daughter’s counselor. You have been so thorough, upbeat, diligent, considerate and generous. I cannot imagine this process without your wisdom and guidance."

We came away very impressed with your organization and how well you captured our daughter. Our daughter especially likes you because you make her feel good about herself."

I can’t thank you enough. Every time our son comes back from your office, he is in a great mood and seems to feel good about himself. I don’t know how you do it, but you have made this process almost fun! And this is from a kid who wanted nothing to do with applying to colleges. You’ll definitely be working with our other kids when their time comes!”

Bay Area Office

Lisa Buchwalter

30 Prospect Avenue

San Anselmo, CA 94960


Seattle Office

Kathryn Gillis

8 Boston Street, Suite 2

Seattle, WA 98109