Hollis Kline

Senior Consultant

Gatehouse Admissions


United States

Consultant Bio

Hollis earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) and her bachelor of arts in literature from Yale University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude). Eight years ago, a lifelong love of reading, writing, and editing led Hollis to consider admissions coaching as a career, but what cemented her choice was the opportunity to support MBA applicants on such an introspective journey. Hollis takes the trust clients place in her very seriously, helping them explore their dreams, fears, traumas, and triumphs and to convey what makes them compelling candidates.

Earlier in her life, Hollis worked as a student journalist, holding different editorial positions at The Yale Herald and co-founding a Stanford GSB blog. Before she entered admissions consulting, her career spanned real estate private equity, public relations, and executive search. An avid photographer and outdoor athlete, Hollis enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and backpacking—and the attendant documentation of exciting pursuits and beautiful settings.

Company Information

Gatehouse Admissions was founded on a simple truth: getting accepted to Harvard, Stanford, and other top-tier business schools becomes more challenging each year. Candidates need a new level of expertise and commitment from their admissions consultant. Meet Gatehouse Admissions, the new standard in MBA admissions consulting. Via strong client partnerships and deep investment at every stage of the application process, Gatehouse Admissions specializes in helping determined candidates stand out.

Having helped hundreds of applicants gain admission to the world’s most competitive business schools, we at Gatehouse Admissions know that nothing about the admissions process is formulaic. Yet the services at many admissions consulting firms are. We focus on taking individuals in whom we see exceptional promise and tailoring the application experience to ensure that their candidacies are as compelling as possible.

We limit our client roster to a small number of high-caliber candidates who are targeting the most prestigious business schools. Yet even within these motivated applicant pools, Gatehouse Admissions is not for everyone. The strongest partnerships are those in which each participant contributes equally. We do not care if a client is a weaker writer, tends to be disorganized, struggles to interview effectively, or has never engaged in any real self-reflection. We know very well how to address and overcome these kinds of issues. Instead, we seek clients who are committed to working hard, open to feedback, and willing to learn — about both themselves and how to craft a compelling application.

If you are ready to bring your best effort to your application, we are ready to help.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

The best way to see if Gatehouse Admissions is a good fit for you is to visit our website and fill out an inquiry form. If we feel that your profile would be a good match with our services, we will contact you to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation. You can use this time to discuss your MBA application strategy, school choices, readiness, or any other MBA issues or concerns.

Our selection of services is all-encompassing:
– Exploration of your experiences, values, and ambitions to identify the stories and messages that will shape your application

– Coaching, editing, and an expert’s perspective on your essays, resume, short answers, and other application components

– Strategy development for your recommendations, working with both you and your recommenders to ensure effective letters

– Interview training, as well as multiple mock interviews

– Access to proprietary tools, rubrics, and processes that will make your work more efficient and productive

– Expertise and support throughout every step of the process, from early planning to deciding among acceptances

Prices depend on what services you select, which schools you target, and how many you target in total. Once we have learned more about your goals and plans, we will develop a personalized pricing plan for you.

Location: California, United States

Phone: 646-485-8844

Email: info@gatehouseadmissions.com

Website: https://www.gatehouseadmissions.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Super Helpful
    2 years ago
    Hollis was incredibly helpful throughout my application process and I would highly recommend her services. She is a tremendous writer and is very user-friendly/creative when it comes to crafting the best story of yourself.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Hollis Is Outstanding!
    2 years ago
    After conducting a few free consultations with other MBA consultancies, I ultimately chose to work with Hollis from mbaMission due to her supportive, thoughtful, and holistic approach to advising and providing feedback. Having made good headway on my applications in early summer, I ultimately decided to pursue the hourly service with Hollis to really focus on developing the structure and content of my essays and spend time fine-tuning my resume. From our initial call together, I was extremely impressed by Hollis's genuine investment in my success. There were a few things that really stood out to me. First, Hollis never shoehorned drastic changes to the content or story that I was trying to tell through my writing, allowing me to stay true to the work ...
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  • Highly Recommend!
    3 years ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Hollis Kline primarily during my essay review and interview preparation process. I had a bit of time to work on my applications, and thus opted to work with Hollis using the hourly service basis (which meant I had to communicate to Hollis what I was working on and what I needed her feedback on). Overall, Hollis was very attentive/detail-oriented, approachable and easy-to-work-with. Importantly, across all aspects of the process, Hollis ensured that we were both on the same page, and that she understood what I needed her feedback on, while also giving sound advice where needed. With regards to the essays, there were two main attributes to Hollis’ approach that were incredibly helpful. Firstly, Hollis looked through every ...
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  • Thank you Hollis and mbaMission!
    3 years ago
    Back in May of this year I was perusing Poets&Quants looking for an admissions consultant. I remember reading countless reviews of consultants who had helped applicants get into their dream schools, and thinking to myself "wow, I hope that some day I will be fortunate enough to write a review like that." Well, thanks to Hollis's support, that goal became a reality. I picked the two school package at mbaMission, and applied to HBS and the GSB. Hollis was a tremendous asset throughout the application and interview process at both schools. Here are some specifics: Brainstorming: I had some high-level ideas about what I wanted to convey in my applications, but was having trouble isolating a compelling story. As part of the mbaMission process, I filled out ...
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