College Admissions Services
We guide families through college preparation, selection, admissions, applications, and essays in a personalized way to help your student find the perfect college fit
How Our College Admissions Services Work
One-on-One Counselor Guidance
Meet your college counselor and begin to map out a custom plan to meet your student’s college goals. Engage in regular strategy sessions and check-ins with your counselor to keep your student on track as they progress through high school to graduation.
Strengthen Portfolio and Gain Insight
Attend engaging and interactive peer group workshops and utilize our digital tools to help your student target the right majors, colleges, enhance stand out factor, increase ACT/SAT scores, and check off critical milestones throughout the process.
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College Admissions Assistance
Only one in four students graduates from college in four years. Four out of five switch majors, and more than 25% transfer. Applying to college is complicated. HelloCollege is a comprehensive, guided program to help you avoid costly mistakes. We’ve got you covered.
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Our consultations are designed to help you create a roadmap through college admissions. We break down the process into simple terms and help your family understand what’s involved. Plus, you’ve got an expert right there to answer your pressing questions.
College Counselors & Essay Coaches
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.
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.
Senior Coordinator, Director of Culture
Jeannine draws from personal experience as both a team member and client. As a mother navigating the college planning process for her son, HelloCollege provided invaluable support. Now, with over 20 years of customer service expertise, she compassionately guides families on their own successful college journeys.
Senior Admissions Advisor
Hans brings boundless passion to empowering students and families on their transformative college journey. With his wealth of expertise, he guides them in making informed decisions, ensuring each student's path leads to success and fulfillment.
Sue has 25 years of experience in financial services and assists families with the financial aid process and cost saving practices.
Niloufar has a BS in Marketing from Miami University, she loved her college experience and strives to help others find their SAFE school.
Lead College Counselor and Trainer
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 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 has multiple degrees from Harvard, UPenn, and USC. He has helped students from various backgrounds navigate the path to college
Shariq has a B.A. in International & Global Studies (IGS) and Policy Studies from Elon University and an M.S.Ed. in Intercultural Communication from the University of Pennsylvania.
Miracle has worked in higher education for the last 13 years. She received her B.A. at UC Berkeley and M.Ed. at the University of Vermont.
Pamela utilizes best practices in student counseling, educational planning, and career preparedness to create matches between students and colleges that provide the best academic, cultural, and social fit.
A native of Southern California, John Gardezi is a passionate educational consultant with extensive experience assisting students navigate the US college admission process. He is a 2009 graduate of Harvard College and a former interviewer for the Harvard College Office of Admissions.
Director of Essay Services
Chris Bench, the Director of Essay, is a seasoned essay coach with a decade of experience. Holding an AB from Kenyon and an MA from UChicago, Chris's expertise shines through, particularly in the realm of commas, where his opinion is unwavering.
Will is an admissions essay expert, published author, and editor working on everything from national magazines to websites.
Alisha has worked in higher ed for 13 yrs, teaching at MSU and USF. She has her Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State.
Essay & Career Coach
With eighteen years of experience in international schools, Sara holds a B.A. in English from Notre Dame and an M.A. from SUNY New Paltz.
Andi has over three years of experience working in a college admissions office. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics.
Lara Ehrlich is the author of Animal Wife (Red Hen Press, 2020), host of the conversation series Writer Mother Monster, and director of Thought Fox Writers Den.
Nick is a graduate of UVM and UChicago. He holds a BA in English and an MA in the Humanities, with a focus on creative writing. He loves watching basketball, despite his poor playing ability.
Sana Rahman holds a Masters in English Literature from the University of Chicago. She’s always searching for the best way for people to share the stories they want to tell.
Sarah Bellardini is a comedy and animation writer with nearly a decade of experience working in television. She graduated with a degree in Film & TV from Boston University.
Steven Flores is a writer and educator with 11 years of experience in higher education, including 4 years of one-on-one essay coaching. He is currently an AOP Fellow at UW-Milwaukee.
Teresa Brickey is a Chicago-based educator. She received her Bachelor's degree at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN, and her Master’s from the University of Chicago.
Mirav Bradshaw is a graduate of the University of Arizona and is currently seeking her Certificate in College Counseling through UCLA-Extension. She worked in veterinary pharmaceuticals and loves science and dogs.
Eleanor Russell is a writer living in Taos, NM. She earned her doctorate from the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University. She spends her free time hiking, swimming, listening to music, and praying for a Reba reboot.
Gina Twardosz is a curious lifelong learner with a BFA in English Writing and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction.
Elena Van Lare
Elena Van Lare is an Academic Dean and English Teacher with over 30 years of experience working with young adults from Grades 6 to college. She earned her M.Ed. from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.