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Graduate Private Counseling

Dr. Willmott has over 15 years of experience in higher education, including four years as an Admissions and Financial Aid Officer for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. With a PhD in Higher Education, and experience teaching at three universities and the K-12 sector, Dr. Willmott guides students in all aspects of the graduate school application process at the most competitive institutions.

Work directly with Dr. Kristen Willmott to craft your graduate school strategy and sharpen your essays.

The Private Graduate School Counseling Program begins before the student applies to graduate school and ends after graduate school acceptance. We offer programs on a 1-year or 2-year timeframe. Contact us to learn more!

Private Graduate School Counseling Program Includes:

  • Evaluation and comprehensive report
  • Personalized guidance on every aspect of graduate school admissions
  • Application strategy with reach, in-range and backup programs
  • Application review and consulting on all applications, essays, resume and/or curriculum vita, writing samples, and supplementary application materials
  • Interview prep and mock interviewing via phone and Skype

High Praise From Past Clients:

"I GOT IN TO NYU!!!!!!! AMAAAAZING!!! This is SO exciting! . . . Thank you so much for all of your help with this process!!! K., I can't imagine doing it without you!" - E.P., Graduate School Private Counseling Student
"We are stunned that Z. got into her program with full funding! This could not have been achieved without your help. Thank you very much --best wishes!" - R.I., Graduate School Private Counseling Program parent
K., a huge thanks from me and T to you. We couldn't have gotten through this process without your help. Our anxiety level has certainly dropped and we’re very happy with T’s acceptances thus far. This definitely calls for a very enjoyable holiday season! –P.W., parent of Private Counseling student
Dr. Willmott, I just found out at 7pm today that I was accepted into Duke!! Thank you so so much for everything you have done for me these past few years, from helping me shape my interests, to reading dozens of my essays. I'm so excited to be a Blue Devil; I've been crying tears of joy for the past hour!” –R.S., Private Counseling student
Duke Class of 2023
K., I heard from St Andrews this morning and they’ve have offered me an unconditional acceptance to read English and Philosophy for a Master of Arts!!!  I am so pleased to have a first acceptance, and to have it be unconditional is fantastic. Once again, I can't thank you enough for all of your help and guidance. I truly believe it has made all the difference in my application and how I present myself as a candidate. –W.R., Private Counseling student
“I just wanted to thank you for helping M. apply to graduate school. As you know, she was accepted at Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and Boston University. She's going to Berkeley tomorrow and will almost certainly accept their generous offer. The stipend and guaranteed funding is amazing. What a great opportunity for her! Thank you again. You guys are fabulous.” –C.G., parent of Graduate School Private Counseling student
"R. was accepted as a PhD candidate at Yale University!  We're very excited! It was a very long process. I've passed your info along to friends and family." --W.S., Graduate School Private Counseling Program parent
"K.--Thank you so much for your support, expertise and patience!  I truly appreciate it." --R.Y., Private Counseling Graduate Program parent
“I found your service comprehensive and extremely beneficial. When I decided to pursue a legal education there was so much I did not know, and so much I did not know I did not know. You really helped me navigate the entire process and understand why exactly I want to get my JD.”- G.T., Private Counseling 1 ½ Year Student
“Feels so good to be in a school that was a bit of a reach! I was in 25th percentile for GPA and testing so all our hard work on essays, extracurriculars, and getting good letters of recommendation definitely paid off! I am so happy! Thanks for all your help!” ”- T.E., Private Counseling 1 ½ Year Student
"K.’s experience in the Harvard Grad School admissions office was a huge help as I completed my PhD applications. Her statement of purpose strategy and advice helped me better understand what can be a very confusing process! I would definitely recommend K. for her thoughtfulness and her amazing guidance." - E. D. , Grad Private Counseling student
“I found the Top Tier Admissions graduate school private counseling service to be immensely helpful in my application process. K. has a lot of knowledge about the admissions process in top universities, but more importantly, guided me in creating an efficient and realistic plan for my career.” –I.Y. , Graduate School Private Counseling Student
“I have great news. I just got an email from Harvard AM Stats, and they offered me a place in their coming class! I guess I don't need to apply to others now! Thank you so much for your help and support! You showed me what grad schools look for and how to write up the application. Thank you!!”–A.I., Private Counseling student
"K.: Thank you so much for your relentless support and advice throughout the admissions process. I have now been accepted to three Ivy League universities, including my top choice Harvard, and this would not have been possible without your constant help, encouragement, and support. I am very glad that I came across your services, as they were a very big factor in my acceptances." - H. W., accepted to Master’s program at Harvard, UPenn and Columbia

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