THE NATION'S LEADING RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE
College Excel is a comprehensive, residential college support program that provides traditional and non-traditional learners (18+) with the academic and personal support needed to be successful in college - and beyond.
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, our students experience college in a supportive community setting. Students receive daily support from our team of certified coaches, learning specialists, college professors, and wellness experts while earning credits at our one of our local colleges.
College Excel was founded in 2003 by Jeannie Crowell in response to the growing number of students who were struggling in college and needed extra support both academically and personally. Her personal experience of trying to get through college with learning challenges provided the empathy and inspiration to create a program where students could flourish regardless of their challenges. Drawing from her years of experience as a teacher, mental health counselor, executive coach and wilderness guide, Jeannie and a group of 10 pioneering students blazed the trail for the 100's of students who have now come through the College Excel doors.
With an extensive background working with young adults she understood that offering academic support services for students was only part of the equation for a successful college experience. Students also needed comprehensive personal support as they learned to transform challenges outside of the classroom into valuable life lessons that enriched their experience and created positive change. To accomplish this she trained extensively in the neurobiology of behavioral change and personal transformation which led her to develop our time-tested, Harvard research-backed coaching model that has helped hundreds of college-capable students determine and then follow their own paths to success.
Over the last 17 years College Excel has grown into what it is today and our team continues to be committed to getting better at what we do every step of the way. And we didn't do it alone. We wouldn't be where we are without the amazing support of our partner colleges, the community of Bend, many dedicated colleagues and most importantly, our students and their parents who provide us with the daily inspiration to be brave, be bold and carry on regardless of the obstacles we encounter.
WHY COLLEGE EXCEL?
Increasingly, many young adults today are simply unprepared for the rigorous demands of going to college. Others have tried college and experienced a setback that has broken their academic and/or personal confidence. Often, these emerging adults are faced with a transition from a structured and supportive learning and living environment to then needing to function independently. For students with a unique learning style or learning differences, motivational issues, or other limiting obstacles, these newfound personal and academic responsibilities can be overwhelming.
OUR TIME-TESTED SOLUTION
At College Excel, we provide students with the tools, skill sets, and confidence needed to craft sustainable independence 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 skills and habits required to manage their course loads. Personally, students learn the essential skills for managing stress and emotions, setting and attaining personal goals, problem-solving, and living a healthy lifestyle - all of which are vital to a strong academic performance.
OUR COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM
From teaching important academic skills to helping students manage course loads to tracking their progress, we keep students focused on taking their academic goals from inspiration to implementation.
Through a series of activities and classes our students learn the value of nutrition, exercise, maintaining a regular sleep schedule, avoiding digital overload and how to manage stress.
Our experienced team of Student Success Coaches collaborate with students to help them reach their full potential, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our community is welcoming, inclusive and open. We work hard to provide an environment where our students feel safe, individuality is respected and positive support is always encouraged.
Making sustainable life changes begins with a student's living space. Our independent student housing program provides students with the foundation for creating an intentional home.
LOCATION & CONTACT INFO
1458 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone | (541) 388-3043
Fax | (541) 388-3047
Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm PST
70 SW Century Drive
Suite 100 - Box 199
Bend, OR 97702