with a one-of-a-kind, proven solution that walks you through the complete application process - no more guesswork!

Will good grades be enough?

Sure, they're important - but they're only one piece of the puzzle. 

If you want to be accepted by your dream college, you must have a comprehensive college admission strategy that helps you stand out and get noticed by admissions counselors.  

You've spent your entire school career preparing for this moment. Now is the time to seize every opportunity you've worked so hard to earn.

Grades still matter, but colleges now demand proven ability and uniqueness. 

Colleges are looking for intellectually curious students, basing their selections on proven academic abilities and intellectual track records, special abilities, socio-economic background and legacy status.

Imagine for a second...

  • Having access to a proven framework that has helped hundreds of students like yours get into their dream college - no more guesswork about what to include in your application!
  • A step-by-step process so you can watch your student explore their gifts, identify their specific college needs, and clarify a unique vision for life in a fun process of self-discovery.
  • Having the choice of not one - but several - highly sought after colleges to choose from as you build a solid foundation for professional success long after your college years.


Want insider access to 20 years of proven success?


At College Match, we know your time is valuable and we work to ensure your student has access to every opportunity available to them.  

Don't let a complex college application process derail their chances of getting into a prestigious college.

Not sure what to expect? Here's what one of our parents had to say about their experience with College Match, 

"Choosing College Match is one of the best investments I have made in my life. We were scrambling as a family to understand the complex college admissions process. The best part of working with David’s system is that he will not change your kid, but rather identify his/her strengths and help polish them. My kid got offers from multiple dream colleges."

- Parent of Ayush Nag, University of Washington, Allen School of Engineering Freshman

What is the Montesano Method?

The Montesano Methodology begins with the student’s grades and test scores but goes well beyond to identify and communicate each student’s unique profile to college admissions officers. It focuses on each student’s distinct qualifications within a particular college’s applicant pool.

There are four distinct and powerful stages:

  • In the first stage, the Sparks, our students take stock of their own priorities, passions and interests and establishes an authentic foundation to construct a college path.
  • The second stage, the Fire, develops those sparks into experiences that test the student's passion and commitment and reveals the enduring values and interests that will maintain their momentum.
  • The third stage, the Vision creates an unique and accessible objective for each student that incorporates their Fire and the successes they have already achieved.
  • The fourth stage, the Brand, matches the Vision with the best schools and formulates an application for each school that highlights the student's unique qualities to make them stand out in the crowd.


Ultimate College Admission Prep Course

This one-of-a-kind six-class program walks students, step-by-step, from discovering their ideal school to submitting their application. Conducted online, Ultimate College Prep Course conveniently allows high schoolers to take control of their academic future any time, anywhere.

Here's how the program breaks down...

Module One

Finding the Right Match

In module one, we'll discuss:

  • Key questions to ask yourself to help determine your life goals.
  • How to uncover insight into how you are perceived both in and out of school.
  • Understanding what qualities colleges are looking for and how to position yourself accordingly.
  • Your core values and why they're relevant to your college selection.

Module Two

Sizing Up Your Strengths and Weaknesses

In module two, we'll discuss:

  • Importance of taking inventory of your out-of-class activities.
  • How to build a hierarchy of activities sheet that aligns with your chosen college's priorities.
  • Why you should solicit and chronicle feedback and comments from your teachers on an ongoing basis.
  • How to explain low test scores and grades in a compelling way.

Module Three

Building Your List of Colleges

In module three, we'll discuss:

  • How to build your list of Reach, Perfect Match, and Safety schools. 
  • Understanding your "college type" and what it means for your academic goals.
  • When to take into account additional factors like Greek Life, and how much weight to assign those trade-off's. 

Module Four

Creating Your Admissions Timetable

In module four, we'll discuss:

  • Understanding the deadlines for each type of college, both in-state and out-of-state.
  • The advantages of early admissions for "Super Reach" or Top 10% schools.
  • Samples timetables and schedules for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

Module Five

Conquering the College Essays

In module five, we'll discuss:

  • The #1 thing colleges look for in your essay.
  • The secret to mastering the essay is understanding it's key function in the application process - it's not to get to know you better!
  • Step-by-step writing process guideline to walk you through the pre-writing, writing, and editing phases of completing the essay.

Module Six

Application Walk-through and Types Explained

In module six, we'll discuss:

  • Understanding the different types of applications and which is required for each college.
  • Know the hierarchy of academic awards so you list them correctly on your application.
  • Academic versus Leadership activities and how to designate each on your application.

"The methods that David taught me through the videos helped me hone in on my interests and develop a plan for admission that helped me get into Sarah Lawrence College. I currently focus my study on a combined focus of physics and modern dance."

Maurice Dawkins,
Sarah Lawrence College and 
Oxford University

"My son really became focused…I am forever grateful that all your efforts got him accepted to seven of the best schools. You have my deepest appreciation that Sarah Lawrence College is among them."

Lorna Dawkins, parent of College Match course participant 


"David Montesano's process helped me find the perfect college and showed me how to highlight my strengths in order to standout from the rest of the applicants. I love USC—it is the perfect place for me to achieve my career goals of being a writer for television!"

Elianna Cohen
USC School of Cinematic Arts and 
UC Berkeley











Enroll in Ultimate College Prep Course today!

  • Defining Your College Needs and Preferences
  • Analyzing and Identifying Your Student's Academic Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Creating Your List of Colleges
  • Step-by-step College Admissions Timetable and Schedule
  • Conquering the College Application Essays
  • Complete Application Process Walk-through


$495 $448


When you register for Ultimate College Admission Prep Course you are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you don't feel like you've received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through.

We're confident that you'll find the Ultimate College Admission Prep Course useful, and we won't make you beg or invoke any silly rules or conditions - if you're not satisfied within your first 30 days then we'll refund you without any fuss.


I'm David Montesano.

For the past 20 years, I've helped hundreds of high school students, just like yours, get into their dream college.  

I've been called a “new breed” of college admissions consultant by The Washington Post/Newsweek for my use of business strategy techniques in positioning students for admissions success by turning the tables on the college admissions process.

My students LOVE their chosen college — and their career choice

In fact, here are just a few of our successes:

  • 95% of our students gain admission to their dream colleges
  • $87,000 average scholarship amount per student
  • $9,000,000 in merit scholarships secured since 2010

If you're still reading, there's something holding you back.

You may be asking yourself...

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Choose the best plan for you...

  • Defining Your College Needs and Preferences
  • Analyzing and Identifying Your Student's Academic Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Creating Your List of Colleges
  • Step-by-step College Admissions Timetable and Schedule
  • Conquering the College Application Essays
  • Complete Application Process Walk-through


$495 $448