Learn how get accepted by the top colleges in the United States.
The admission process at highly ranked colleges is getting more competitive every year, and the top 20 colleges in the country now have an average acceptance rate below 12%. In this stream, Christopher Kilner will walk through everything you need to do in high school to gain admission to top colleges, and what the application process looks like at these schools. Christopher will also discuss academics and course selection, the optimal standardized test strategy, the development of an extracurricular profile (and the best alternatives in a world of social distancing). Finally, Christopher will review the applications process at top colleges, including the strategy around your early application, as well as maximizing your essays and alumni interviews.
We'll also open up the floor for a Q&A session to answer any and all questions about elite college admissions.
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
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! 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, Christopher has vast experience in interview preparation and essay writing; as an advisor and application reader to these competitive fellowships, he has a keen eye on how to find the narrative in an applicants story!