Katherine Price is an experienced admissions counselor and former student affairs professional. She draws from the knowledge she gained through her years of working in higher education to assist students and their families with making informed decisions about college choices and the application process.
Firsthand Knowledge of College Life
As a Coordinator of Student Development at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Katherine lived with college students in the residence halls and obtained firsthand knowledge of college life. Through student affairs positions at Cal Poly and Babson College, Katherine also worked with faculty on curriculum development and assisted students with academic and career planning through academic advising. Most importantly, she helped students navigate the challenges that come with adjusting to college life. Her professional experience as a student affairs administrator has given her a unique prospective on the resources students need to order to be successful in college.
Experience in College Admissions
Katherine gained knowledge of a selective college admissions process through her work in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Babson College. There she counseled prospective students, coordinated admissions events, managed the international and transfer application processes, and supervised the student interns. She read thousands of college applications and participated in admissions committees. As a graduate intern in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, Katherine worked with faculty to coordinate the admissions processes for several graduate education programs. She draws on her years of college admissions experience to assist students with making informed decisions about their college application process.
Continued Professional Development
Katherine continues to develop her knowledge of college life and the college application process by visiting colleges and consulting with admissions officers. She has been working as an independent college counselor since 2009. Katherine is also a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). She earned the designation of Certified Educational Planner (CEP) in January 2016.
Working directly with students is the most important aspect of Katherine’s job- and her favorite. She recognizes that the student is the center of this process. Katherine is a guide and mentor, but she also wants students to obtain the knowledge they need to make thoughtful decisions for themselves. She often reminds students that this is their process, and while they need to consider the opinions of others, they also need to take responsibility for their process by collecting information, asking the right questions, and completing all of the requirements. Katherine provides students with the right amount of challenge and support to assist in them completing the college process and ultimately reaching their goals.
Education and Personal Information
Katherine has a B.A. in English from the University of San Diego. During her time at USD, Katherine studied abroad at the Fundación Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain. After her graduation from USD, she attended Boston College, where she obtained an M.A. in higher education administration. She currently lives in Littleton, CO. with her husband, two daughters, and lovable Labradoodle, Dodger.