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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 2023!

Our students this year have been accepted so far in the early rounds to over 50 universities, including:

  • Case Western Reserve University

  • Chapman University

  • Cornell University

  • Emory University

  • Fordham University

  • Indiana University

  • Lafayette College

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • McGill University

  • Muhlenberg College

  • Northeastern University

  • Pennsylvania State University

  • Purdue University

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

  • Santa Clara University

  • Texas A&M University

  • Trinity College Dublin 

  • Union College

  • University of Colorado- Boulder

  • University of Delaware

  • University of Maryland

  • University of Massachusetts- Amherst

  • University of Miami

  • University of Michigan

  • University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • University of St Andrews (U.K.)

  • University of Vermont

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)



Early High School Consultation (8th, 9th, 10th 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 (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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