We Are The College Admissions Experts

Families struggle with college planning, leading to disappointing results and unnecessary debt.

Our mission at HelloCollege is to provide genuine, personalized college planning guidance that improves acceptance rates, minimizes debt, and matches students with their ideal college and career paths.

Our Values

Personalized Guidance

Every student's journey is unique. That’s why we work one-on-one to get to know and provide guidance that is best for your student.


We believe in equipping families with knowledge and tools for informed decision-making, so you can make the best college decision for your family.

Honest Advice

Our advising is anchored in honesty and transparency. We navigate students towards their best fit, not just the most prestigious name.

Lasting Impact

The value of our service extends beyond college acceptance letters; we're invested in shaping futures that lead to fulfilling careers and lifelong success.

We take college admissions from uncertainty and stress to clarity and success.

Meet Kevin Krebs

Founder and Managing Director

I founded HelloCollege with the intention of helping students and parents navigate the college path while raising awareness about the escalating costs of higher education. Over the past 20 years, my team and I have had the privilege of sharing our college planning and career readiness workshops, curriculum, and guidance with over 40,000 families. Looking ahead, we aim to leverage our expertise to assist more than 250,000 students in successfully navigating the college admissions process.

Together, we are on a mission to shape the next generation of scholars, ensuring they graduate within four years, free from overwhelming debt and equipped with a well-defined career plan.

We've Mentored Over 2600+ Students on Thier College Planning Journey

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"They were always willing to answer my questions, and they gave me so many resources to help along the way. I appreciated how often they checked in with me and I knew they really cared."
Maggie M.
Mount Holyoke College, MA

Meet Our Team

We want the very best for you and your student. At Hello College, we get results.

Kevin Krebs - Founder of HelloCollege

Kevin Krebs

Founder and Managing Director

Inspired by his parents, Kevin’s journey from a first-gen, diverse, low-income background to Northwestern University shaped him. After experiencing challenges, including student loan debt, he founded HelloCollege and has spent the last 25 years helping students successfully navigate college admissions.

Allison Dahleen

Director of Counseling Services

As an MSA holder, Allison brings a wealth of experience supporting students in higher education. As a respected leader at HelloCollege, she expertly navigates admissions, and academic advising, empowering students to conquer their goals.

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Ian Simon

Director of Tutoring and Essay Services

Ian has dedicated his life to helping others achieve their full potential and learn about the world around them. After graduating from UIUC with a BS in Electrical Engineering, he owned and operated a private tutoring business, where his team specialized in individualized curriculum development and helping students achieve their academic goals.

Amanda Yoder

Assistant Director of Counseling Services

Amanda is a Lead College Counselor and Trainer with over 10 years of high school counseling experience. She holds a Master's in Education with a counseling concentration and graduate certificates in Military & Family Education and Administration & Supervision (Educational Leadership).

Don Keller

College Counselor

Don is a highly skilled College Admissions Counselor, boasting a 20-year background in student service. Don's expertise includes evaluating applications for UC - Berkeley and the prestigious Questbridge Scholars program, making him well-equipped to guide students toward their educational aspirations.

Raymond Gonzales

College Counselor

Raymond, a first-generation college graduate from the Bay Area, holds a Master's in Education from Harvard, a Master's in Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master's in Social Work from University of Southern California. His diverse experience includes roles at Assist America and the UN, reflecting a commitment to global youth advocacy.

Shariq Ali

College Counselor

Shariq holds an M.S.Ed. in Intercultural Communication from the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. from Elon University. Shariq leverages his experience in research, advocacy, and mentoring to create personalized plans that reflect students’ unique stories and empower them to achieve their academic dreams.

Miracle Husband

College Counselor

Miracle received her B.A. from the University of California - Berkeley and a M.Ed. from the University of Vermont. She has a rich background in higher education, founding her own College Advising company and roles in business academic counseling at Tulane University and college advising at UC Berkeley.

Chris Bench

Assistant Director of Tutoring & Essay Services

Chris Bench, the Assistant Director of Tutoring and Essay, is a seasoned essay coach with a decade of experience. Holding an BA from Kenyon and an MA from UChicago, Chris's expertise shines through, particularly in the realm of commas, where his opinion is unwavering.

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