Sharon Olofsson, M.B.A.

Sharon Olofsson is an experienced college consultant known for her practical approach to college planning and her commitment to decreasing stress throughout the process. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and later earned her M.B.A. with honors from Tel Aviv University. Sharon completed her Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California Irvine. She is a member of the College Consultant Consortium (C3), the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).


Sharon continues to expand her professional knowledge and stay current with admissions trends by traveling extensively to visit colleges, meeting regularly with admissions officers, and attending professional conferences and workshops. She lives in Lexington, MA with her husband and their four children. 


“I had such a wonderful experience with Sharon at Gateway Educational Consulting. As my son was starting the college process she took the time to listen to him and really get to know him. Sharon asked clear questions and had very insightful ideas that helped point him in the right direction. She was attentive, responsive, and very understanding of the competitive college admission process."

P. T., parent of Lexington High School senior, Lexington, MA

"We had the pleasure of having Sharon Olofsson help our daughter with the college search process. Sharon was instrumental in helping her narrow down a clear path to a list of good fit colleges and giving us direction on which campuses to visit."

K. H., parent of Bedford High School senior, Bedford, MA

"Sharon has been an invaluable help in providing information about the college application process. She regularly comes up with new suggestions for our daughter, from a new college to consider, to summer programs that might interest her. Sharon is very knowledgeable and answers any questions we may have. She is also part of a big network of college consultants and professionals. This can help students connect with people in their field of interest to learn more about it and potentially get internships. Sharon guides us through our timeline and makes sure that we keep on track. She makes the whole experience much less stressful!"

C. A., parent of Lexington High School junior, Lexington, MA

"Sharon was a tremendous help assisting me in crafting my personal statement. She provided clear feedback, which allowed me to present myself in the best possible light to the admissions committee."

M. F., graduate school applicant, Cambridge, MA

"I’m so glad I found Sharon! She’s been working with my daughter since 8th grade and has been instrumental in helping her chart her path to college. It has greatly reduced our stress level to know that we can turn to Sharon as issues arise."
S. K., parent of Lexington High School sophomore, Lexington, MA