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Rinta Perkins

Founder/Independent Educational Consultant

Rinta's academic and professional background is uniquely suited to college admissions counseling. With over 20+ years of professional experience as an engineer and program manager, she is a strategic thinker - able to see the big picture and translate it into manageable steps and tasks, and is an effective communicator. Rinta helps student build a thoughtful college list, apply with confidence, and maximize scholarships and financial aid opportunities.


Rinta holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering from California State University of Fresno; and a Certificate in College Counseling from UC Los Angeles. She is a member of the Independent Educational Counselors Association (IECA) and Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). Rinta and her husband Robert have two sons (one in college and in high school). She knows first hand how overwhelming and sometimes challenging the college admissions process can be.



CollegeFocus is committed to guiding students through college admission process by empowering them with knowledge, tools and individualized guidance to facilitate identification, application and admittance to schools that are best suited to their academic, social and financial needs.


CollegeFocus is committed to offer professional expertise, perspectives and peace of mind to families as they explore the admissions landscape and launch their child(ren) through the gateway of higher education.

Words From My Clients

Stephen L.

(London School of Economics

Class of 2022)

"Rinta's services were invaluable in getting my applications done and submitted early. She is honest with her assessments and gave good feedback that helped me with my college selection. Thank you!!"

Joyce H.

(UC Santa Barbara

Class of 2022)

“I just want to thank Rinta for all her help with my college applications. She helped me in managing my stress during this complicated time. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.”

"Thank you for your assistance back when we needed it most. I feel my son benefited greatly from your wisdom, and I know that we survived the college application process with intact loving relationships because of your skills and commitments to him"

Proud parents of David L.

(UC Berkeley

Class of 2021)

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