That Feeling When
The Acceptance Letter Arrives
What We Do
Our Specialty is...YOU!
No matter where you are in your college journey, Starting Gate College Consulting is here to guide you to your goal. We have experience in all types of college admissions counseling.
Get started with a free discovery call!
We offer flexible options for every budget! Select one of our packages or an hourly rate. We can help with all or a portion of the process.
Do You Want to Stand Out in Your Application?
An independent college consultant can help you stand out from the crowd by providing application guidance, helping you create compelling essays and prepping you for interviews.
Are You Ready?
Free Aptitude Test - Discover Your Strengths & Weaknesses
The RichardStep Strengths and Weaknesses Aptitude Test (RSWAT)
Use this test to generate recommendations for career choices.
Jung Typology Test
Personality test based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory.
Khan Academy Practice Tests
Free online practice tests for SAT reading, writing, and math exams.
College Admissions Counseling
Is It Worth It?
In today’s competitive college admissions landscape, relying solely on a strong GPA and a few extracurricular activities is no longer sufficient to guarantee admission. This holds especially true if you want to attend a top-tier undergraduate business school or are looking for a university with optimal pre-med programs that will help get you accepted into medical school.
Recent data from the Common App reveals a staggering 20% increase in the total number of applications submitted within the past year, while acceptance rates either remained stagnant or declined.
In short, as you prepare to apply to colleges, it is critical that you do everything possible to make your application stand out, and maximize your chances of admission. A college admissions counselor can help you do just that.
Ready to choose the school & major that match YOU?
Making decisions for the future is, well, hard! No one has that magic crystal ball so we can plan perfectly for what’s to come.
Starting Gate can help you evaluate your skills, discover your preferences, and understand your goals, so you can make informed choices about your future!
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Founded by Carolyn Karlson, Ph.D
Based in Saratoga Springs, NY, we help students master the College Condition Book and select schools that match their academic interests, personal goals, and professional aspirations.