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Kara Courtois

College Admissions Consultant

She/Her/Hers

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University of Notre Dame

Bachelor's in History

University of Portland

Master's in Teaching

I came to College Coach with a combination of experience in college admissions and teaching in elementary and high schools in Washington D.C., California, and Florida. Upon graduating from the University of Notre Dame, I volunteered as a teacher for two years with an AmeriCorps-sponsored program while earning a master of arts in teaching. Having taught in urban areas with students who had great needs of all varieties, I was honored to transition to working in college admissions at Barnard College. I traveled extensively, recruiting a huge diversity of academically gifted young women from the Midwest, NYC public high schools, and internationally. College admissions at a highly selective college gave me the unique opportunity to mesh my classroom teaching experience with an ability to understand what colleges seek in their students today. Additionally, having been a competitive high school athlete in track followed by rowing on the varsity crew team at Notre Dame, I know the extra demands student athletes juggle. I enjoy helping them figure out how to balance their athletic interests with their academic goals.

Featured Blogs from Kara

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COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

How to Make the Most of School Counselor Recommendations

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

What is a Work College?

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

10 College Admissions Tips from a Recent High School Graduate

All Blogs from Kara

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COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

How to Make the Most of School Counselor Recommendations

It's hard for guidance counselors to know all their students.  Use this college admissions road map to ensure your GC gets to know your child.

Posted on May 10th, 2021
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

What is a Work College?

At Work Colleges, all students hold campus jobs, no one incurs student debt, and everyone gains career skills. Find out more!

Posted on March 25th, 2021
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

10 College Admissions Tips from a Recent High School Graduate

A recent high school graduate and incoming freshman at Emory University shares his top 10 college admissions tips. Check them out!

Posted on August 11th, 2020
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2020: The Summer of Reading

Reading allows you to travel to places that you may not be able to see in person this summer due to COVID-19, so make 2020 the summer of reading!

Posted on June 16th, 2020

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