North Star Admissions Consulting

Individualized Admissions Consulting

I specialize in helping business school and college candidates understand their individual strengths and weaknesses, what makes them unique, and how to strategically communicate this information to admissions teams. By limiting my client roster, I can devote personal attention and significant time to each candidate.

I have more than a decade of admissions experience, including my time as the Associate Director of Admissions at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and on Dartmouth’s undergraduate admissions committee.  I was the lead diversity recruiter at Tuck and also served as a Trustee and Chair of the Executive Committee for the Consortium for Graduate School Management.

My clients are so successful because I understand why schools ask the questions they do, who to choose as recommenders, what anecdotes to share, how to articulate goals, how to address areas of concern, and how to shine in interviews. North Star offers a comprehensive selection of services to help you throughout the admissions process.


Since founding North Star Admissions Consulting, I have helped applicants gain admission to the nation’s top schools, including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia, MIT, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Wellesley, and more. Over the last three years, my clients have been awarded more than 6.9 million dollars in scholarships, and more than 90% have gotten into one of their top choice schools.

Applications for Sirius 2 will be evaluated starting on January 15th, on a rolling basis.

This program is for business school applicants who are first generation college. One candidate will be selected to participate for free!

To learn more please read this page.  The first Sirius group was a tremendous success, with participants having already been admitted to Harvard, Yale, Sloan, UNC, McCombs and Georgetown  – with scholarships including full tuition!  If you have questions, please contact me at ka***@no*****************.com.

Seats are limited and participants will be chosen based on potential, motivation and fit with the program. To apply, please complete this questionnaire. Applications are due on March 21st, 2016, and will be evaluates on a ROLLING BASIS starting on January 15th, 2016.


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