Christopher Kilner
he/him
Christopher Kilner

About

Christopher is one of the most accomplished college students of the past decade, winning multiple international accolades: Mitchell Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, Rhodes Scholar Finalist, and Marshall Scholar Finalist. He has worked with over 80 students over the past 5 years as an advisor. Over just the past 3 years, Christopher's clients have earned over $1.5 Million in scholarships to schools such as Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Duke, Fordham, and University of Scranton.

While Christopher is honored to have received his many titles and accolades, the college experience was so much more and this is why he wants to help all students achieve their potential at their dream school! As a triple major who went to undergrad at a smaller school on a scholarship, then lived in Ireland while attending Trinity College, and now pursues a PhD at Duke University, Christopher has experience at schools ranging from the small to the big, the close-knit to the prestigious. As an international fellow, Chr...

Christopher helped students get into:
Harvard UniversityPrinceton University
Carnegie Mellon UniversityJohns Hopkins University
Dartmouth CollegeUniversity of Pennsylvania
Columbia UniversityDuke University
Harvard University
Princeton University
Carnegie Mellon University
Johns Hopkins University
Dartmouth College
University of Pennsylvania
Columbia University
Duke University
Christopher helps with…
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
Transfers
College Interviews
Waitlist & Deferral Assistance
Common App
Medicine
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
K-12 School Placement
Academic Tutoring
Early College Guidance
Academic Advising
Washington, DC
7 years of experience
University of Scranton – BS | Valedictorian. Triple Major in Biochemsitry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Environmental Science; Philosophy. Minor in Political Science.
Duke University – PhD | Quantitative Ecology
IECA | PCACAC
Political Science
Computer Science
Chemistry
Biology
Health
Math
Philosophy
Environmental Science
Public Policy
Statistics
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
STEM
International Students
Gifted and Talented Students
LGBTQ+ students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Resolute, Resilient, Audacious, Stoic, Loyal

🙏
Best piece of advice
Have the audacity to live the future you want

💼
First job
Landscaping

💭
Dream job
President of the World Wildlife Fund

📚
Favorite book
A River Runs Through It

📓
Favorite subject in school
Philosophy

Favorite after-school activities
Rowing

🎵
Favorite artist
Hieronymus Bosch

📺
Favorite TV show
Room to Improve

🍴
Favorite food
Watermelon

🪄
Hobbies
Baking, Hiking, Pottery

My process

Just like your College Application, the advising process is a journey rooted in your skills, interests, and values. My goal is to help you share your life story as a narrative that colleges want to know and learn more about. The key is uncovering your unique narrative and starting early, meeting often. We will walk through college list development to maximize your chance of acceptance & scholarships before focusing on your personal statement and supplemental essays. We will conclude your admissions journey by practicing interview techniques and building your gravitas!

Packages

Starter

10 hours

For families looking for help on a couple of key schools and/or topics
$1,875($188/hr)

Essays + Interviews

15 hours

For families who have an idea of their school list, but want comprehensive assistance with essay development, editing, and application assistance
$2,500($167/hr)
Save 5%

Success

25 hours

For families looking for support across the admissions process with an average number of schools
$3,600($144/hr)
Save 18%

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$175.00 / 60 min

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


Acing your Interview

$150.00 / 90 min

We'll brainstorm questions for your specific case and conduct a mock interview with feedback


Making the Most of Summer

$125.00 / 45 min

Get ahead of your peers by developing and executing a strategy to make the most of the time


Personalized Research

$75.00 / 60 min

I will provide a PDF report on a topic or research you want more information on


Transfer Advising

$150.00 / 120 min

For students and families looking for Transfer Admissions support


Working through the Waitlist

$100.00 / 60 min

We'll review your letter of continued interest and discuss negotiating strategy to get off the list!

Essay review

Full Review

$25.00 + 20 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 10 hours +$20.00

Description

A comprehensive review of your essay draft. Recommended if you have a rough or strong draft.

Recent reviews

4.9(75 reviews)

“Very helpful"

Mykola K.

“Christopher's feedback was great in highlighting enhancements. Thank you! "

Al D.

“Provided very helpful advice and edits."

Yi Y.
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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
Washington, DC
7 years of experience
University of Scranton – BS | Valedictorian. Triple Major in Biochemsitry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Environmental Science; Philosophy. Minor in Political Science.
Duke University – PhD | Quantitative Ecology
IECA | PCACAC
Political Science
Computer Science
Chemistry
Biology
Health
Math
Philosophy
Environmental Science
Public Policy
Statistics
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
STEM
International Students
Gifted and Talented Students
LGBTQ+ students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Resolute, Resilient, Audacious, Stoic, Loyal

🙏
Best piece of advice
Have the audacity to live the future you want

💼
First job
Landscaping

💭
Dream job
President of the World Wildlife Fund

📚
Favorite book
A River Runs Through It

📓
Favorite subject in school
Philosophy

Favorite after-school activities
Rowing

🎵
Favorite artist
Hieronymus Bosch

📺
Favorite TV show
Room to Improve

🍴
Favorite food
Watermelon

🪄
Hobbies
Baking, Hiking, Pottery
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.