220 State St. Suite H

Los Altos, CA  94022

(650) 949-1821



As a College Consultant, Sam has worked with dozens of students to help them gain admission to a wide variety of colleges - from Stanford to Southern Methodist, from the University of Washington to Washington University Saint Louis, from Portland to Purdue, from the University of British Columbia to UC Davis, from Colorado to Cornell.

A graduate of both Stanford University (BA, Public Policy and MA, Education) and the University of Notre Dame (MBA), Sam has extensive experience with all aspects of the admissions process.  While at Notre Dame, he served on the Graduate School of Business Admissions Committee, and still acts as an alumni interviewer.  He is a member of the Western Association for College Admissions Counseling (WACAC).  Additionally, he has visited countless college campuses throughout the country, and remains committed to visiting many more each year.

Sam opened Stapleton Educational Consulting while training as a College Consultant with Barbara Reis, a successful Independent College Counselor with fifteen years of experience working with local high school students.  Under Barbara’s tutelage, Sam developed the firm belief that the admissions process is truly a personal and individual experience; Sam strives to uphold this principle throughout his practice.

Sam was born and raised in San Jose, attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View, and was a Resident Assistant, a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and the student manager of the varsity baseball team while an undergraduate at Stanford.  He and his fiancée Jill live in San Francisco.



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"Thanks so much for all your help.  You’ve made a difficult process so much easier.”

                                    - C.F., Summit Preparatory Charter
                                      High School

Sam Stapleton



"I just wanted to let you know that I was accepted into Cal Poly as a business major!  I also wanted to say thank you so much for all the help and guidance you gave me with my college apps.”

                                    - W.B., Mountain View High School