GR College Consulting

I’m an experienced education consultant and life coach.

I help ambitious students define success for themselves and plan its attainment.

Mentoring you along the path to your dream school.

Recent acceptances include: Amherst, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Macalester, Northwestern, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, Williams, Yale, and more

Results Oriented

I am proud of my students’ success, visible both in the colleges that admit them and the self-understanding and growth that they undergo through the counseling and application process.

Personalized attention to detail

I work with only a small number of clients, following my belief that great counseling comes only through a deep and personal investment.

Satisfied Families

For me, success occurs when I become a de facto family member and friend, when – as often is the case – I regularly connect with students, as well as their families, long after they have matriculated to college.

  • Garth is surely among the most influential people in my life. In fact, when parents or students ask me for advice regarding the college process, the main tip I have is to work with him. Not any other college counselor. Garth. 

    SL – Northwestern University
  • Mr. Robertson started out as my college counselor and eventually became an inspiration and a valuable friend. He certainly does way more than what’s on his “job description.”

    AC – Columbia University
  • Acceptance into the school of my dreams, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, would not have been possible without the care and guidance of Mr. Robertson. Mr. Robertson goes far above and beyond the average college application professional; he both edited my essay and also drove me to be a better writer. 


    JL – University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  • Above all else, working with Mr. Garth Robertson has paid dividends. It was Mr. Robertson’s guidance that helped me realize and utilize my deeper talents in order to attain my goal of acceptance at Harvard. I would confidently recommend Mr. Robertson’s services to all high schoolers who are serious about attending top notch schools.


    RD – Harvard University
  • Garth is a great advisor, editor, and sounding board. He helps put the abstract values and ideas you have into real words. He guides in the analysis of ideas but never takes the words out of your mouth. His grammar and syntax is superb, and he’s very logical in approach. That makes him easy to follow and a pleasure to work with.

    AL – University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  • Mr. Robertson truly cares for the well-being of all his students. Whenever you need his assistance, he is there ready to give his advice or lend a helping hand. I truly enjoyed working with Mr. Robertson and cannot thank him enough for all the effort and hours of hard work he put into helping me achieve my goals!

    EC – Harvard University
  • There’s a level of specificity and care that Garth puts into each of his relationships which simply cannot be replicated. Garth’s guidance in my application essays stretched to me, the nuances of my personality, and everything beyond academics and extra-curriculars that I initially found so difficult to put on paper. It’s incredibly difficult for me to imagine a college counselor genuinely craving to understand a client as well as Garth understood me, so consider this a testimony for a close friend.

    KW – Wake Forest University
  • If you haven’t met Garth yet, man, your life is missing the greatest person ever. Like his favorite word, Garth is awesome. He gives incredibly creative ideas and will work so patiently and thoroughly with you, you feel like you’re his only student. Anyone who has the opportunity to receive his guidance is one of the luckiest students ever.


    JL – Yale University
  • What sets Mr. Robertson apart from the usual teacher is his genuine commitment to the success of his students. I could always count on Mr. Robertson to help me transform the mediocre to marvelous, even during last-minute rushes before deadlines. His upbeat personality and fantastic sense of humor also grounded me through difficult, SAT-filled times. I can confidently say that Mr. Robertson’s amazing guidance has played a huge role in bringing me to where I am now.


    KW – Dartmouth College
  • Under Mr. Robertson’s guidance, I pushed myself beyond what I thought was possible, and learned to utilize my internal drive to search out opportunities that not only made me a stand out applicant, but also helped me find and further explore important interests and hobbies. I feel so fortunate to have gotten to know Mr. Robertson — he is one of the people I look up to the most, and he has become an irreplaceable friend. 


    YL – Duke University
  • For anyone who knows Garth, he is amiable, personable, and extremely hardworking. Above all, he is realistic and honest. No words can express how thankful I am for Garth’s mentor-ship. He has truly changed my life. I highly recommend his services to anyone who many benefit from that extra boost to reach their dream college—I certainly did.


    JJ – University of Chicago

Meet Mr. Robertson

Percentage of Qualified Students Admitted to Top 10 US News College*, their ED Choice, or an IvyPlus College

Percentage of Qualified Students Admitted to Top 30 US News College*

Percentage of All Students Admitted to Top 100 US News College*

Percentage of All Students with Multiple Offers of Admission

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