About Path to Admissions

Kendall Guess, owner and founder

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 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 that are 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 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. In addition, we tour as many universities as we can yearly so that we can provide 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 4 years. Working with families to assure their student of the right school for them is a passion of mine. 

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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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!

(512) 633-5662