Kevin Dupont
He/Him/His
Kevin Dupont

About

Hello, Hola, Ola, Bonjour, Marhaban! My name is Kevin and I am a counsellor based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. My specialties in college counseling include essay writing, applying to the Ivy Leagues, college list and major application strategy, student-athlete recruitment, and applying to international universities beyond the U.S. - but I can do it all! My work in higher education began when I was reviewing applications at Tufts University during Graduate school. After two years in this role, I began guiding students toward understanding their own pathways to admission, including acceptances to esteemed universities such as: MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Georgetown, the University of Chicago, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, McGill University, Emory University, Tufts University, and countless others. I can also share my insights with you about the admissions officers' side of things from when I worked in the admissions offices at Cornell, the University of Ca...

Kevin helped students get into:
University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Tufts UniversityCornell University
Brandeis UniversityMiddlebury College
University of VirginiaUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
Tufts University
Cornell University
Brandeis University
Middlebury College
University of Virginia
University of California, Santa Cruz
Kevin helps with…
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
UC Schools
Common App
Medicine
Athletic Recruiting
Art & Music Portfolios
Highly Selective College Admissions
High School Course Selection
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
7 years of experience
Brandeis University – BA | Double major in Anthropology and International & Global Studies
University of California, Los Angeles – Cert | College Counseling
University of Pennsylvania – Cert | International Student Advising
Tufts University – MA | Law & Diplomacy
IECA | HECA | ASCA | International ACAC
Political Science
Computer Science
Engineering
Athletics
STEM
International Students
Medicine
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Goofy, analytical, athletic, calm, introverted

🙏
Best piece of advice
There is a place for everyone, you just need to find it

💼
First job
Front Desk Receptionist

💭
Dream job
Professional tennis umpire

📚
Favorite book
Dune

📓
Favorite subject in school
Languages

Favorite after-school activities
Tennis, music, driving

🎵
Favorite artist
One Republic

📺
Favorite TV show
For All Mankind

🍴
Favorite food
Pasta

🪄
Hobbies
Padel, tennis, going to the beach, playing with my dog

My process

I enjoy meeting students via Zoom for whatever application support that they require, whether it be extracurricular/school list strategy, essay writing, Common App support, or all of the aforementioned!

Recent reviews

3.5(8 reviews)

“Kevin was wonderful to work with. We'd been working with a very basic counselor for the last few months and had put together all of the Essays and Activity Lists for the UC Application. We hired Kevin to put on his application reader/admissions hat to review our app. Thank goodness we found Kevin. He had so many great ideas, fantastic feedback about our essay and how to present our information. Our original app was pretty good but with Kevin's feedback I think we can make it great. I would recommend him to anyone who needs this type of feedback!"

Matt L.

“I don't want to be mean, but Mr. Dupont didn't leave any specific comments on the essay - he just said that it is nice but 'too wordy'. The 'completed essay review' is just as I sent it. I would honestly like my money back - I feel like I paid a lot for nothing. "

Ruxi S.

“Appreciate the comments, which were helful."

Catherine P.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
7 years of experience
Brandeis University – BA | Double major in Anthropology and International & Global Studies
University of California, Los Angeles – Cert | College Counseling
University of Pennsylvania – Cert | International Student Advising
Tufts University – MA | Law & Diplomacy
IECA | HECA | ASCA | International ACAC
Political Science
Computer Science
Engineering
Athletics
STEM
International Students
Medicine
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Goofy, analytical, athletic, calm, introverted

🙏
Best piece of advice
There is a place for everyone, you just need to find it

💼
First job
Front Desk Receptionist

💭
Dream job
Professional tennis umpire

📚
Favorite book
Dune

📓
Favorite subject in school
Languages

Favorite after-school activities
Tennis, music, driving

🎵
Favorite artist
One Republic

📺
Favorite TV show
For All Mankind

🍴
Favorite food
Pasta

🪄
Hobbies
Padel, tennis, going to the beach, playing with my dog
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.