Pam Gentry

Pam Gentry is an experienced college admissions consultant, and she heads up our office in Boulder, Colorado.

With a degree in education from Dartmouth College, Pam has been working in K-12 education for more than 10 years and is now using her skills and expertise with students and their families navigate the college admissions process.

An Experienced Educator

Pam is a highly trained and experienced educator. In addition to teaching secondary math, Pam spent 10 years working as a gifted specialist in public schools. She worked with teachers, administrators, parents and–most importantly–students to help each child understand and reach his or her highest potential.  Pam approaches students with the whole child in mind. When she looks for best fit colleges, she considers all aspects of the student – affective, academic and more. Pam enjoys developing relationships with her students. This positivity brings an element of fun to the process and allows Pam to elicit authentic, quality applications from her students. 

Prior to her work in education, Pam worked in the aerospace industry in data management. In this role, Pam worked with stakeholders, guiding them to meet complex requirements. She brings this attention to detail to her work as a college admissions counselor. 

Pam spends her summers visiting colleges and understands the importance of campus feel – the culture and environment so that students feel at home as they pursue their studies. Pam uses her background in educational psychology to identify best fit schools for her students. Pam has helped many students gain entrance to these schools, with her expertise in essay editing, attention to detail with applications, and supporting students in presenting their best selves.

Services

As a top college admissions consultant in Boulder, Pam offers a full range of service to high school students and their families as they navigate the college preparation, selection, and application process. She starts with students at any point, from the eighth grade onward. Given her experience, Pam is especially skilled at working with highly ambitious and gifted students. In addition, she has provided college counseling to international students from Asia and Latin America.

Pam provides the following services as part of her customized advising packages.

  • Self-assessment, personality profiles, and aptitude tests
  • Academic planning for high school
  • Test preparation strategies for the SAT and ACT and other standardized tests
  • Calibration of extracurricular involvements
  • Summer planning
  • Campus visit planning
  • Building a balanced college list based on well-structured criteria
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • College interview preparation
  • Writing and editing the college essay
  • College application management
  • Admissions deferrals
  • Waiting lists
  • Making the final decision

Education

  • Dartmouth College: BA in Psychology and Education
  • University of Colorado, Boulder:  M.A. in Educational Psychology
  • University of Northern Colorado: Endorsement in Gifted Education
  • IECA: Summer Training Institute for college admissions consultants

Professional Associations

Pam is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), a professional association dedicated to guiding students through the transition from high school to higher education. She is recognized as one of the top college admissions consultants in Boulder, but she works with students from around the country and around the world.

Personal

Pam lives in Broomfield, CO, halfway between Denver and Boulder. A native of Greenwich, CT, Pam moved to beautiful Colorado to enjoy the great skiing. Pam, her husband and two children enjoy skiing and hiking in the mountains whenever possible. Pam loves reading, attending the theater, traveling around the country, and in her rare free moments, walking in the nearby open space listening to her favorite podcast, This American Life. To reach Pam Gentry, please complete our contact form or call 720.279.7577.

TESTIMONIAL

“Pam was a wonderful help in assisting our child in finding the right college fit for her. She takes the time to get to know her students and was a great resource in the college search. I highly recommend Pam as a college coach.”

—Katie R.

“Pam has been amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable and has helped my daughter stay on track and keep the stress out of the college process.”

—Maureen B.

“Pam helped me so much throughout the college admissions process. She was able to help me find colleges that would best fit me, set a schedule that took some of the stress out of the process, and in the end got me into a school I am very excited about.”

—Jenna W.

“Pam has so much knowledge to share. I highly recommend her!”

—Sydelle D.