A Real World Approach to Earning Admission
Greg Kaplan is a college admissions strategist that draws on his experiences as an investment banker and lawyer to guide students through the admissions process and develop skills necessary for long-term success. An educator at heart, Greg encourages students to pursue their passions, increase their impact in their communities, write persuasively about themselves, and develop skills and perspective that admissions officers, graduate schools, and employers covet.
Greg is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and UC Irvine School of Law, where he received close to a full-tuition scholarship. Greg grew up in San Diego and attended one of the largest and most competitive public high schools in the region. He outperformed his classmates in earning admission to some of the most selective colleges by marketing himself as a valuable applicant. He draws on this experience to encourage students to work smarter and not necessarily harder to stand out in high school. After graduating from college, Greg worked at some of the largest private equity firms in the world where he was responsible for creating additional value for investors. He then earned his J.D. and shortly after opened his college admissions advising practice. Greg is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Greg views a college education as one of the most important and largest investments a family will make. He works with students to maximize this return on investment so students are happy, healthy, and financially independent. Greg works with applicants interested in all types of colleges as early as five years before they apply to college. He focuses on creating compelling application themes that tie together and enhance every part of the college application and convince admissions officers to admit an applicant. He is a frequent contributor on the topics of college admissions and personal growth in high school with national and local media outlets.