Jacquada Gray
She,Her,Hers
Jacquada Gray

About

Born and raised in Kansas City, Mo, Jacquada began her educational career in her hometown where she received a BA in History from the University of Missouri- KC. Her purpose in life is to pursue equitable education for all students and support them on their journeys to success. Having worked in many educational positions from infants to college students for over 10 years, her professional career in the field began while serving as a College Advisor and a College Preparation instructor for HS students. Here she found a passion for collegiate access and success. After receiving her MA in Higher Education from Teachers College Columbia University, she focused on Higher Education success by continuing her teaching and coaching in a University setting. Throughout her career, Jacquada has assisted many students in navigating the college application process, financial aid, athletic recruitment, and even collegiate graduation. Former students have received full ride scholarships for athletics ...

Jacquada helped students get into:
Columbia UniversityHarvard University
University of California, Los AngelesUniversity of Missouri
Tulane UniversityCornell University
Brown UniversityNorthwestern University
Columbia University
Harvard University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Missouri
Tulane University
Cornell University
Brown University
Northwestern University
Jacquada helps with…
Admissions Timeline
College Applications & Essays
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
Standardized Tests (SAT/ACT)
High School Course Selection
Transfers
Highly Selective College Admissions
Community College
Common App
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
Trade School & Vocational Pathways
FAFSA
Athletic Recruiting
Jobs & Internships
Kansas City
10 years of experience
Columbia University – MA | Higher Education, College Access & Success
NACAC | MOACAC
Education
History
Athletics
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
Volunteering
STEM
Community Organizing
Community College
Non-Traditional Students
Transfer Students
Students with Learning Differences
Graduate Admissions
Gifted and Talented Students
LGBTQ+ students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🙏
Best piece of advice
Comparison is the Thief of Joy! Your path may not look like everyone else, and thats OKAY!

📚
Favorite book
Becoming- Michelle Obama

🎵
Favorite artist
Michael Jackson & Queen Bey

My process

Taking a Student centered approach in all I do, it is important that I work with the student on independence, autonomy, and self actualization. No one student is the same, so I create coaching plans based on each individual's Goals. I practice Appreciative advising to understand the student holistically and build authentic relationships, as well as unconditional positive regard which allows students to be their authentic selves without judgment. I take pride in assisting students with various elements of both the college application and college success processes. I strongly believe that motivation is the key to success and for that reason I make every effort to ensure that the student finds their best fit institution academically, financially, and socially.

Please note: All Consultations have a 5 minute grace period. Rescheduling of sessions must occur 24 hours in advance. You will have the ability to reschedule a missed consultation under "Make-up consultation" in the Advising Hours section of my Profile.

Packages

Basic

5 hours

For students looking for support on select pieces of the application process.
$555($111/hr)
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Application Assistance Only

10 hours

For students looking for support on specific stages of the application process. (May not include Resume Creation, FAFSA and Financial Aid Review)
$1,100($110/hr)
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Application to Admissions Decision

25 hours

For students looking for support accross the admissions process.
$2,700($108/hr)
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Application to Success

50 hours

For families looking for comprehensive support on every part of the admissions process including completing the FAFSA, creating a resume, Personal Statement Formation and Review, FAFSA completion, Financial Aid Package review, admissions comparisons, and so much more!
$5,250($105/hr)
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Advising hours

College admissions advising

$120.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Essay Review w/ Follow Up

$75.00 / 30 min

Can submit 1 or more essays for review (up to 650 words). Will review essay and discuss suggestions.


Finding Your Fit!

$120.00 / 60 min

In this session we will review Best Fit institions and create a list of Matches.


Finding the Right Package!

$50.00 / 30 min

Breaking down your Advising Goals to decide amount of hours needed to build your individual package


Finding the Right Package! (Make-Up Consults ONLY)

$30.00 / 30 min

Package building 1-1 for Make-Up Consultations ONLY. Others refer to "Finding the right Package!"


Make-Up Consultation

$30.00 / 15 min

If you missed your FREE consultation session, dont worry! You can re-book here. (no-show only)

Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Kansas City
10 years of experience
Columbia University – MA | Higher Education, College Access & Success
NACAC | MOACAC
Education
History
Athletics
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
Volunteering
STEM
Community Organizing
Community College
Non-Traditional Students
Transfer Students
Students with Learning Differences
Graduate Admissions
Gifted and Talented Students
LGBTQ+ students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🙏
Best piece of advice
Comparison is the Thief of Joy! Your path may not look like everyone else, and thats OKAY!

📚
Favorite book
Becoming- Michelle Obama

🎵
Favorite artist
Michael Jackson & Queen Bey
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.