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.  ​

The Coronavirus Effect on College Admissions

This recording of our webinar from May 6, 2020, covers changes on the following topics:

• standardized testing (ACT, SAT, AP, subject tests)
• effects of pass/fail courses on GPA
• how colleges will assess students without grades and test scores
• what to do this summer now that many programs are canceled
• effects of shrinking college endowments and state funding
• new considerations when writing application essays
• the move towards online learning and what to expect on college campuses next year
• creating a college list when so many factors are in flux
• considering a gap year due to the uncertainty of college resuming in person this fall

In the Press

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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.