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Gateway Educational Consulting offers comprehensive college counseling services for students in grades 8-12. Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, we work with students nationwide and abroad in their college planning and application process. 


We regularly engage in professional development, touring universities around the world, meeting with admissions professionals, and attending regional and national conferences to stay current with admissions trends. Our commitment to best practices and frequent collaboration with colleagues through professional associations allows us to better serve our students and their families.  ​


Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Our students this year have been accepted to over 75 universities, including:

  • American University

  • Babson College

  • Bentley University

  • Boston University

  • Brandeis University

  • Brown University

  • Case Western Reserve University

  • Chapman University

  • Clemson University

  • Elon University

  • George Washington University

  • Georgia Tech

  • Indiana University

  • Macalester College

  • McGill University

  • Northeastern University

  • Ohio State University

  • Santa Clara University

  • Syracuse University

  • Trinity College

  • Tufts University

  • Tulane University

  • Union College

  • University College Dublin

  • University of California Irvine

  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • University of California San Diego

  • University of Chicago

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • University of Maryland

  • University of Miami

  • University of Rochester

  • University of St Andrews (U.K.)

  • University of Vermont

  • University of Texas at Austin

  • University of Washington

  • University of Wisconsin

  • Wesleyan University

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute



Early High School Consultation (8th, 9th grade)

  • Advising on course selection

  • Identifying summer, extra-curricular, and community service activities   

  • Planning for standardized testing

  • Outlining strategies for financing college


College Admissions Counseling (10th, 11th, 12th grade)

  • Assessing academic and extra-curricular strengths

  • Exploring majors and careers

  • Developing a personalized list of 'good fit' colleges

  • Building the resume

  • Brainstorming essay topics

  • Outlining, revising, and editing essays

  • Preparing for interviews

  • Advising on making the final decision and negotiating financial/merit aid offers


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Sharon was profiled in The Boston Globe on the benefits of hiring a college consultant.

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Boston Magazine interviewed Sharon for a series of articles on applying to college. 

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