Admissions Academy


Katherine Chi


955 Alma Street, Suite C,Palo Alto, CA 94301





Kathy is a Stanford graduate and a former admissions officer for Santa Clara University. In addition to visiting high schools and interviewing prospective students, she served on the admissions committee and reviewed hundreds of applications each year. Kathy worked alongside the Admissions Academy founders as the Director of Counseling to create an innovative approach to college counseling – a center that brought everything under one roof. Now the Director and owner of Admissions Academy, she uses her extensive knowledge of college admissions to help students from all over the Bay Area. Kathy is a member of WACAC and HECA and maintains active involvement in the field of college counseling at the local and national level.

College admissions counseling, international student admissions, transfer admissions.

Admissions Academy

Education Management industry

July 1998 – Present (12 years 5 months)

In 1997, Admissions Academy innovated the integration of three key college preparatory services under one roof: independent college counseling, standardized test preparation, and academic tutoring. Our founders recognized a need within the community for a comprehensive college resource and strived to meet those needs by creating an organization based on quality and excellence in education.

Today, we have established ourselves as a community fixture, serving a diverse group of college bound teens. Our dedicated counselors and instructors work closely with each other and with our students to develop meaningful, supportive relationships as we guide students and parents on the path to higher education.
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
Santa Clara University

Educational Institution; Higher Education industry

June 1996 – June 1998 (2 years 1 month)
Stanford University
BS, Biology

1992 – 1996

Additional Information

Higher Education Consultants Association (,

Western Association for College Admission Counseling (

Our counselors are active members of WACAC and HECA, and subscribe to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice set down by independent counselors of the San Francisco Bay Area. The team keeps their knowledge up-to-date through resources like the Chronicle of Higher Education, opportunities like the UC and CSU Counselor Conferences, and other professional organizations like NACAC. Admissions Academy cultivates an environment of expertise while taking time to relate to our students – their questions, their concerns, their world.

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