The thrill of being accepted.


When the college of your choice tells you they’ve chosen you, it’s a fantastic feeling. And Diploma Dreams has helped thousands of college-bound students achieve that goal.

But there’s no question, the process of getting there can feel overwhelming...

When your goal is to earn admission to the best school for you, there’s so much you have to do and need to know: Getting high test scores. Filling out applications. Writing the essay. Navigating the paperwork. Figuring out costs. Searching for scholarships. Checking out campuses. And somehow emerging from all that information, evaluation and effort with the right choice.

For over 30 years, Kevin Hart has served as a College Advisor and SAT/ACT coach for thousands of students, helping them win acceptance to Ivy League universites, Tier I colleges, and perhaps most important, schools that are the best fit for who they are and what they want to be.

Through his company, Diploma Dreams, Kevin provides college-bound students and their families with the benefit of a personal College Coach – one who can draw on a rare background of teaching, counseling and educational technology design to deliver completely individualized guidance, coaching and test preparation.

In one-to-one sessions, Kevin offers students rare insights into the workings of standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, and the complex algorithms colleges use to evaluate prospective students. Yet according to the many students and parents he has advised over the years, what truly sets Kevin apart is his ability to listen, understand, and support each individual student’s strengths, concerns, and dreams for the future.



Some of the colleges and universities to which our students have won acceptance: MIT, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University , Brown University, Yale University, Princeton University, Harvard University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, University of Notre Dame, Boston College, Boston University, University of Chicago, Duke University , University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Davis, Washington University in Saint Louis, Tufts University, Northeastern University, Tulane University , Vanderbilt University, University of Michigan, New York University, Syracuse University, University of Miami , University of Florida, Ohio State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Maryland, Middlebury College, William College, Amherst College, Barnard College, Smith College, Hamilton College, Vassar College, Wesleyan University, Skidmore College, Connecticut College, University of Richmond, Bucknell , Bowdoin College, College of the Holy Cross, Lafayette College, Franklin and Marshall College, Trinity College, Union College, United States Air Force Academy at West Point , United States Military Academy , United States Naval Academy

Success by the Numbers



  • MOTHER OF NORTHWEST GUILLIFORD HIGH STUDENT – NORTH CAROLINA
    We were really overwhelmed at first with trying to navigate the college application process. But now, thanks to your help, our only challenge is choosing from among all the schools our son was accepted to.
    MOTHER OF NORTHWEST GUILLIFORD HIGH STUDENT – NORTH CAROLINA
  • MOTHER OF FOUR YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
    You have worked with all four of my children and each one was able to get into a great college. Your skills in teaching them how to improve their SAT/ACT scores are amazing, but your most important talent is matching each of my kids with the right college and huge scholarships."
    MOTHER OF FOUR YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
  • FATHER OF KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
    "My son won $10,000 per year to a great college, but you made us wait to see all his acceptances. You helped us negotiate an even better scholarship, and Fordham University increased it from 10,000 to $22,500 per year. Thanks!"
    FATHER OF KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
  • MOTHER OF WALTER PANAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
    "With your tutoring, my daughter scored so high on the SAT that she won the presidential scholarship to her college and is now studying for her Ph.D. on a grant from UPenn."
    MOTHER OF WALTER PANAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
  • PARENT OF CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
    "My son got into Brown University thanks to your help. Your creative ideas are off the chart!"
    PARENT OF CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT