KEVIN KREIGER is an ardent believer in a college admissions counseling process that cultivates the whole human being, and helps foster empowered, self-aware individuals who are equipped to map out their academic and professional paths in an active, conscious way. He supports clients in seeking and creating their own futures by asking honest, probing questions, thinking for themselves, and integrating what they learn into vivid applications and personal essays.

After 16 years teaching writing and language at institutions from U.C. San Diego to Phillips Andover Academy to the Université de Dijon in France, Kevin is now entering his 23rd season as an independent college/graduate school admissions counselor. He spent 4 of those years working with the U.S. wing of the esteemed Beijing admissions consultancy Elite Scholars of China, before settling back into private practice. He is proud to be nearing 350 admissions clients over the course of his career. 

In April 2012 he was invited by Farview, another China-based consultancy, to lead seminars on college application writing hosted at Beijing University, an elite private high school in Shanghai, and a private expo in Taipei (please see video outtake under the Admissions section). 

He also integrates personal coaching, and guidance on college/career aspects from summer opportunities and internships to job seeking, resumes, and cover letters.  

Kevin takes great joy in providing volunteer counseling and educational support for scholastically-challenged communities. He's worked for Minds Matter as well as the wonderful 826 organization, where he's now focused on serving undergrad applicants in the Scholar Match college access program. 

​He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Playwriting from U.C. San Diego; a Masters in Shakespearean Studies from Oxford University; and a B.A. magna cum laude in English and French from Amherst College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

His first collection of poems, KAIROS, was released by Tebot Bach Press in 2016. A second collection, LOVE SONG WITH VERTIGO, is almost complete. His plays have been read or produced in venues including the French National Theatre/Dijon, U.C. San Diego/La Jolla Playhouse, the Theatre at Boston Court, and the Fountain Theatre. (For more on his literary work, please see

College and Graduate School Counseling based in Portland, Oregon.

Video clients welcome!