Christopher Kilner
Christopher Kilner


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 60 students over the past 5 years as an advisor. 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! ...

Durham, NC
5 years of experience
University of Scranton – Presidential Scholar and triple major in Biochemistry | Environmental Science | Philosophy | minor in Political Science | Trinity College Dublin – Mitchell Scholar and Master's Degree in Biodiversity & Conservation | Duke University – 5th year PhD candidate in Ecology
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Political Science
Public Policy
Christopher helped students get into:
Harvard UniversityPrinceton UniversityCarnegie Mellon University
Johns Hopkins UniversityDartmouth CollegeUniversity of Pennsylvania
Harvard University
Princeton University
Carnegie Mellon University
Johns Hopkins University
Dartmouth College
University of Pennsylvania
One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!

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!
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.


Advising hours

College admissions advising

$100.00 / 60 min
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.

Transfer Advising

$150.00 / 120 min
For students and families looking for Transfer Admissions support

Making the Most of Summer

$75.00 / 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

Acing your Interview

$150.00 / 90 min
We'll brainstorm questions for your specific case and conduct a mock interview with feedback

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

$20.00 + 10 cents per word
Estimated return time: 23 hours
  • Review your profile and the information provided
  • Review your essay draft
  • Offer detailed guidance for refining your essay topic and structure
  • Leave in-document feedback and changes
  • Correct grammar and punctuation (if applicable)
  • Provide a set of clear actionable next steps

Christopher’s most recent videos

How Admission Officers Evaluate Your Application


Why You Need Community Service


How to Create a Compelling Application 


Recent reviews

5.0(34 reviews)

“Thank you for the detailed review. Very helpful."

Sanya K.

“Great help. Offered very good pointers."

Angelva C.

“Really great work helping me pull this all together. "

Lance W.