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  • Chris Kado

    For over a decade, Chris has supported students across the globe in fulfilling their college aspirations. Chris started out as a college admissions consultant, where he helped community college students reduce their loan obligations by constructing comprehensive transfer strategies, maximizing the use of CLEP and AP credits, and scoring scholarships.

    During his graduate studies at Harvard, Chris held numerous roles in education, including working as a research assistant and advising students on the college admissions process. Chris holds extensive experience in essay development and preparation for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests. His guidance has enabled students to gain admission into diverse programs at institutions including UC Berkeley, Princeton, the University of Chicago, Michigan, Harvard, Fashion Institute of Technology, Embry-Riddle, Notre Dame, and Duke.

    Chris holds an Master's in History from Harvard University and is currently working towards a Master's in Education at UIUC. He also received a College Advising Program Certificate from Columbia University, completed the Independent Educational Consultant Certificate from University of California Irvine, and earned the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Cambridge. Nowadays, Chris continues to serve a full-time role as a College Counselor for WeAdmit, write insightful articles for Magoosh, and teach at Education First summer camps!

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How Do I Get Into a Master’s Program? A Guide for Aspiring Grad Students

The Master’s degree can be an important step in furthering your career, in completing a PhD program, or even as part of some combined undergraduate programs. Master’s degrees are offered in virtually every subject, allowing you to continue your education in the humanities, natural sciences, technology, business, and many other specialized programs! If you’re ready […]

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Ph.D.?

A Ph.D. is a great achievement in an academic’s life. You’ve worked hard through your undergraduate courses, graduated, perhaps even moved through a master’s program and written a thesis, and now you are considering an even more advanced degree. But what exactly are you in for? What is a Ph.D.? Ph.D. stands for Doctor of […]

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Applying to Grad School with a Low GPA

The road to completing a Bachelor’s degree can be very challenging, requiring time management, achieving a balance with other activities (especially for recruited athletes and those who are employed during school!), and having the patience and willingness to put in the time required to earn high grades. Besides these various necessities, some students encounter grade […]

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How to Ask for a Grad School Letter of Recommendation

Graduate school applications are not much different than those for undergraduate programs – they often require standardized test scores, strong transcripts, essays, and of course, letters of recommendations. However, letters of recommendation for graduate school hold more weight, because oftentimes, students will have earned some professional experience before applying to grad school, sometimes several years […]

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