Serving Central Texas

(512) 550-4035

Path to Admissions

College Counseling for high school students


We will help you continue on a path of learning!

About Path to Admissions


Kendall Guess, owner and founder

Path to Admissions provides in depth college counseling to high school students and families exploring this next step. I founded Path to Admissions in 2013 because navigating the college admission process seemed stressful to both students and families. Senior year should be an exciting time for students – and if careful thought goes into the selections of schools based on student interests and where they can be successful – it will be. 

My associate and I are certified educational consultants passionate about helping your student find the connections between their interests and majors available to them. We talk about other higher educational opportunities through certifications, associate degrees and interest specializations. We understand that each family has unique requirements and that all aspects of higher education need to be considered. Family budget, location, choice of major, choice of school, specific interests are all important to your student. 

We provide counseling, organization of process, help with scholarship applications and aptitude awareness assessments. We limit the number of students on our roster so that we may provide excellent communication and service to you throughout the year. 

My personal philosophy is that Texas offers a wide variety and wonderful educational opportunities. I have a goal to help students think outside the big box name brand schools to see if there is an option for them in Texas. 



We are both members of several professional educational consultant organizations across the country. Each year, Kendall and Lisa attend a variety of webinars and conferences to better help our clients with the admission process. Kendall was named a professional in IECA in 2019, a process that involves visiting over 50 universities, continuing education at national conferences and attendance at numerous local counselor updates.  Touring as many universities as we can provides accurate views of campus life and unique programming offered. 


Lisa Maas, consultant

I earned my degree in English from Texas A&M and completed my college counseling certificate from UC San Diego. I've been an educational consultant with Path to Admissions for 5 years. Working with families to assure their student of the right school for them is a passion of mine. 

I work with a limited number of students a year to ensure my full attention to the application process.

I also offer essay review and editing only. If interested in this service, contact me to discuss fees. Fees are based on number of schools (essays) needed.

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We want to work with you!

Each student has unique needs and interests. Both Lisa and I provide in depth college counseling for your family on an individual basis as you go through this new phase of life. We look forward to meeting you.

Path to Admissions

We serve students in throughout Texas and Oklahoma via our virtual meeting software, email and texts. If you are not local to Northwest or Central Austin we would still love to work with your family!

Kendall: (512) 550-4035 Lisa: (512) 653-5209