Take the stress out of the college search process.

When you're stressing over how to get into college, it helps to have an expert partner guide you through the process.

KD College Counseling empowers high school students and their families in their quest to conquer the stressful and chaotic college search process, serving families with the utmost care and providing them with the tools necessary to succeed. 

The path to choosing a private college counselor.

WHy choose a private college counselor

Your student needs to be the priority. Many high schools have counselors who work with students. Unfortunately, just like Kathryn experienced as a school counselor, it is increasingly difficult to spend enough time with individual students and provide them with the attention they deserve, and ultimately need, in the college process.

That's where KD College Counseling comes in, making your student the priority. With experience in admissions, school counseling, special education and a master's degree in counseling, Kathryn is unique and knowledgeable in this field. Knowing exactly what goes into the college search and admissions process, she combines her experiences to provide specialized perspectives and capabilities that incorporate stress management and organizational skills. As a private college counselor, she provides support and expertise specific to you and your student.

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Wide Network, Effective Process

Kathryn has worked with college admissions professionals, students, families, and non-profits allowing for a wide network and deep insights into the process. Find out what they are saying!

Who is KD College Counseling?

KD College Counseling was founded by Kathryn E. Dykas, M.Ed.  With over ten years of experience in college admissions, public high school counseling, and private high school college counseling, Kathryn realized that she wanted to be able to work with students and their families in a setting that allowed her to get to know the student better.   


KD College Counseling offers the following services:

  • Building a college list

  • Interview preparation

  • Resume building

  • College essay editing and support

  • Supplemental essays editing and support

  • Understanding the Common Application and Coalition Application

  • Freshman, sophomore, and junior plans

  • Transitional consultations

  • ...and so much more!

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