I am frequently contacted by college advisors to work with students who are under-performing on tests because of test anxiety. Today I had the opportunity to speak with members of HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association) in Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma Counties. Hosted by Gael Casner, a college advisor and Past President of HECA, we had a very lively conversation about test stress: what causes it, its consequences, what students need to do (that college advisors can’t do for them) and how college advisors can help them. If you are a college advisor please contact me as I will start offering trainings in the new year specifically targeted to the needs of college advisors. A most dedicated, engaging group I love to collaborate with! You truly serve your students.