Learn more about what makes us as unique as the incredible students we’re fortunate enough to serve.
Why College Excel?
College is an experiential class in life management. Academically, students are expected to choose a major, put together an achievable schedule of courses and credits, meet never-ending deadlines, constantly learn and apply new information, and do their best to graduate in four years. Personally, they are faced with the task of taking responsibility for their actions as they learn to balance commitments with fun, navigate roommate and social dynamics, stay healthy, oversee their finances, and become independent. For most students managing these daily realities can feel overwhelming, and for those who are facing additional challenges having the right, individualized support system in place can make a crucial difference in their ability to stay resilient and have a successful college experience.
Our Time-Tested Solution
We have been working with college students for over 17 years, and through research, innovation and student feedback, we have developed a comprehensive, individualized support system that works. Our time-tested solutions provide students with the tools, skill sets, and confidence needed to craft sustainable personal and academic success. Surrounded by our team of Student Success Coaches, students receive daily support as they learn to tackle challenges and master the resilience needed to stay positive. Academically, students gain insight into their unique learning process and use this knowledge to acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits required to manage their course loads. Personally, students learn the essential skills for managing stress and emotions, setting and attaining goals, problem-solving, and living a healthy lifestyle – all of which are vital to a strong academic performance.
What Our Program Offers
College Excel is a comprehensive, residential, coaching-based college support program located in Bend, Oregon. Our team of certified coaches, learning specialists, professors, and wellness experts provide students with the daily structure, support, and guidance they need to succeed academically and personally while earning college credits at Central Oregon Community College or Oregon State University-Cascades.
Since 2003, we have helped hundreds of students achieve sustainable academic and personal success. Our impressive track record begins with our in-depth admissions process, during which each applicant is carefully assessed across multiple metrics for their program appropriateness and readiness.
Our scientifically-validated, blended behavioral and neurocoaching model is rooted in the behavioral sciences. Backed by Harvard Medical School research data, our model incorporates the most current technologies available today. Dr. Srini Pillay, world-renowned Harvard psychiatrist and CEO of The NeuroBusiness Group, selected College Excel as one of the 15 best coaching organizations in the world because of our mindful approach, dedication to students, and continuous collaboration with innovative leaders in both the education and personal transformation sectors.
At College Excel, we help students gain understanding, develop new mindsets, and overcome personal challenges to create the life-changing, sustainable results they desire, both academically and personally.
By the Numbers
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We’ve helped students from more than 44 different states and 11 countries.
College Excel students are required to be 18 years or older and to have earned either their high school diploma or GED equivalent.
College Excel does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, (dis)ability, national origin, marital status, religion, or veteran status.
As a comprehensive, residential college support program, we offer a variety of services for both students and their families.
- Academic coaching and advising
- Accredited college courses (via COCC)
- Academic tracking
- Course supervision
- One-on-one tutoring
- Supervised study hours
- Proctored leaning
- Assisted technology training
- LD support
- Career planning
- College application assistance
- Personalized college transition plan
- Life, Behavioral and Neuro-coaching
- Daily wellness program (M-F)
- Fitness Curriculum
- Nutrition training
- Student Success Seminars
- Insight Seminars
- Yoga classes
- Mindfulness training
- Weekly support groups
- Extracurricular activities
- Community service projects
- Community brunches
- Community dinners
- Private residences
- Single bedrooms
- Fully furnished
- Centrally located
- All utilities
- High speed internet
- Cable TV
- Shuttle services
- Independent living skills training
- Nutritional and meal planning guidance
- Weekly grocery runs
- Weekly house meetings with a coach
- Parenting the Young Adult webinars (4)
- Weekly parent support line
- Parent workshops
- Parent progress updates (3 per term)
- Optional one-on-one parent coach (Additional Fee)
The following services are also available to be contracted separately from our program for an additional fee. Our coaches will help students find and schedule an initial appointment for any of the following:
- Private mental health counseling and groups (on-site therapists available)
- Educational and/or psychological testing
- Medication management
- College counseling