Jacquada Gray
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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. She currently works in University Admissions as an Application Reader and as a College & Career Access and Success Coach. 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,...

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…
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
Transfers
Community College
Common App
Trade School & Vocational Pathways
FAFSA
Athletic Recruiting
Jobs & Internships
Highly Selective College Admissions
High School Course Selection
Standardized Tests (SAT/ACT)
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
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

Quick & Simple

3 hours

For students who need more than one meeting, but 5 may be too many!
$333($111/hr)
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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.


College Interview Prep

$150.00 / 45 min

Let's get you ready for your interview! Includes a mock interview followed by tips and suggestions.


Essay Review w/ Follow Up

$130.00 / 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


Make-Up Consultation

$30.00 / 15 min

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

Essay review

School Specific Essay Review

$25.00 + 15 cents per word
Estimated return time: 12 hours

Description

Review your Supplemental Essays. Detailed guidance focusing on your essay content, flow, & structure. Will include in-document feedback & suggestions, as well as a set of clear actionable next steps. *Includes simple grammar and punctuation check (full check if applicable). Submit as many Supplemental Essays as you need, must not exceed 650 word limit.


Re-Review

$20.00 + 10 cents per word
Estimated return time: 12 hours

Description

For individuals who have purchased any review previously and want to resubmit a the SAME essay.


Grammar & Formatting Check

$15.00 + 10 cents per word
Estimated return time: 12 hours

Description

Grammar & Formatting Review only. Includes flow and structure. Does not include an extensive review of content.


Topic Check

$15.00 + 10 cents per word
Estimated return time: 12 hours

Description

Topic Review only. Ensures your essays flows and have properly answered the prompt. Does not include an extensive review of content and structure.


Full Common App Essay Review

$25.00 + 10 cents per word
Estimated return time: 12 hours

Description

Review of your Common App Essay draft (Up to 650 words). Detailed guidance focusing on your essay content, flow, & structure. Will include in-document feedback & suggestions, as well as a set of clear actionable next steps. *Includes simple grammar and punctuation check (if applicable)

Recent reviews

4.9(8 reviews)

“This review was very helpful and specified exactly what I needed to add to make my writing stronger. I definitely recommend! "

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“The review gave meaningful feedback that helped my essay flow a lot better. "

SRK F.

“Amazing expert! Mrs. Gray is very passionate about helping students and dedicates her time and effort to them! I am extremely glad that I have chosen her to help with my applications and interviews."

Kostia O.
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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.