THE VALUE OF HI-TECH, HI-TOUCH CONSULTING

THE VALUE OF HI-TECH, HI-TOUCH CONSULTING

Though more than a decade has passed since its inception, Collegiate Gateway remains dedicated to the same values upon which it was founded: face-to-face meetings, close working relationships, and a personalized service approach. With the growth of the business, and our sophisticated use of technology, we provide families with more information, individualized service, and accessibility than ever before.

HI-TECH APPROACH

INFORMATION & DATA ANALYSIS
We constantly review and analyze developments regarding college, graduate school, and careers. We provide students with a customized Admissions Handbook, as well as extensive comparative information about universities.

SOCIAL MEDIA
In addition to our active participation on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, our admissions services include an analysis of our students’ social media footprint. We have written hundreds of blogs on trends in higher education and publish a monthly newsletter.

STUDENT PORTAL
Each student has a personalized account on a web- based software service. Families can track assignments, share academic information, and access comprehensive information about the college search.

VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION
Though our practice continues to be based in New York, referrals have expanded our reach from Canada to China. We meet virtually on Skype or WebEx, connecting us with families around the world.

SHARED DROPBOX FOLDERS
Students can easily share academic information, essay drafts and application materials. Collegiate Gateway also provides access to an online library of timely informational resources.

ONLINE SCHEDULING
Clients use an online scheduler to book appointments. Availability can be viewed in real time.

HI-TOUCH VALUES

INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM
Collegiate Gateway constructs a program tailored to each student’s individual needs. We offer a full range of educational and admissions consulting services, Including advising on academics and activities, planning college visits, brainstorming and editing essays, and prepping for interviews.

ONGOING PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP
The heart of our process lies in the personal connection we create with our students over time. We often begin working together in 9th or 10th grade, and may well continue through graduate school and beyond.

GROUNDING IN PSYCHOLOGY
Our approach incorporates a strong knowledge of psychology. We provide assessments for the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory, which help identify strengths and preferences, and clarify academic and career interests.

COLLEGE VISITS
Collegiate Gateway has visited hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, England, Scotland and Hong Kong. We meet with heads of admission to keep abreast of admissions trends, tour with students to learn about campus culture, and speak with faculty about academic strengths and programs.

ACCESSIBILITY
We limit the number of clients, in order to ensure accessibility and responsiveness. We hold frequent meetings to keep the process moving forward, and offer guidance at every step. We meet regularly with students, as often as weekly during application season.