Students Access Higher Education as GATE College System Launches Innovative Digital Platform

26 Ivy-League level educators introduce first holistic, comprehensive college admissions program

LOS ANGELES – U.S. colleges have seen a 108% increase in applicants over the past 15-years, while acceptance to highly selective colleges has dropped by 15% during the same time period. With millions of families baffled by the increasingly complex landscape of navigating competitive applications, GATE College System (GATE) is proud to announce the first holistic, comprehensive college admissions system. Offered digitally, GATE provides step-by-step instruction designed by twenty-six Ivy-League level educators on a mission to equalize access for students everywhere, regardless of their socioeconomic level.

As a professional educator and admissions specialist, Pamela Donnelly, Founder and CEO of GATE College System and author of SWAT Team Tactics for Getting Your Teen into College and 4 Keys to College Admissions Success, has dedicated the past twenty years helping parents get their children into the best possible colleges. “Our philosophy is that by championing the innate potential of every student we help shape not only the individual but culture as well,” says Donnelly. “Focusing myopically on test scores fails to serve students, so our team created GATE College System to unlock the secrets to successful college admissions with a broader perspective.”

GATE’s acronym delineates the four sections of the system: Grades, Applications, Testing and Essays. In seventy-two trainings, students engage with academic support on computers, tablets or smart phones, whether in schools or on the go. This digital program helps students understand college options, improve study skills, prepare for either the ACT or SAT exam, optimize college essays, and demystify insider secrets about how to pay for college with financial aid strategies.

Via its Los Angeles affiliate, Valley Prep Tutoring Services, GATE shows significant point gains for students on both the SAT and ACT exams, increased GPAs and improved acceptance rates to competitive schools. Students who have implemented what they learned in GATE have also received substantial merit aid and scholarships and gone on to successful admissions to the most competitive colleges in America.

“We have one opportunity, at the 11th grade level, to get the testing component right, but without the G, A and E of GATE, students feel they are reduced to a single score,” cautions Donnelly. “Celebrating GATE students as they successfully transition to the right colleges for them is our true reward.”

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*ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. SAT is a registered trademark of The College Board. GATE is neither sponsored nor endorsed by either company. GATE empowers students to optimize performance on both exams while ensuring excellence on GPAs, applications and admissions essays.