The Dromgoole Center for Admission Overview

The practice adheres to a team approach to ensure that everyone knows the families and students and works alongside them every step of the way. We stay abreast of admissions trends and have a clear idea of what prep schools, colleges, and universities are looking for in applicants for prep school, college, graduate school, and their first job. We visit schools as often as possible, and Dr. Dromgoole himself has walked more than 1,200 of the 1,750 four-year colleges and universities across America.

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Ms. Jennifer Dromgoole

Jennifer Dromgoole graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1994. Prior to joining the family business, Jennifer worked for IBM as a trained consultant in the financial services e-business strategy environment for six years. She joined The Dromgoole Center For Admission team in the fall of 2001.  Ms. Dromgoole graduated with a Certificate in College Admission Counseling from UCLA in 2008.  She attended the Harvard University Summer Institute on College Admission and has been on campus at over 500 independent schools and colleges.  Her extensive college and prep school knowledge is a valuable addition to the team. Ms. Dromgoole participates in every phase of the college process from initial evaluation to the final decision. Clients can rely on Jennifer for her insight on interviews, essays, applications, supplements and which environment will be the best academic and social fit for the student.   


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Ms. Karen Long

Karen Long spent over 20 years working in advertising and marketing communications throughout the U.S. before she decided to change careers and help students through the application and admission process.  She completed UCLA’s graduate program in College Counseling and Harvard University’s Summer Institute on College Admissions, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  She brings her writing and editing skills to The Dromgoole Center, as well as a very personal touch to the admissions process as a mom to two student-athletes.  Karen enjoys working with students and families and helping them navigate the challenging admissions process.  In her spare time she visits colleges and universities throughout the country and loves “road trips.”


Ms. Sarah Dromgoole

Sarah Dromgoole has been an educator, tutor, and coach for the past twenty years.  Sarah is a certified English teacher, Special Educator and Guidance Counselor with a Master’s degree from Northeastern University in Applied Educational Psychology. Sarah is also a certified EmPOWER writing instructor and member of the Learning & the Brain society. After being a varsity athlete at St. Lawrence University, where she majored in English/writing and worked in admissions, Sarah has gone on to become a nine-time High School State Champion swimming and diving coach in the state of Massachusetts as well as a high school lacrosse coach. Sarah specializes in learning styles, executive function coaching, and developing learning strategies that maximize students’ potential. Sarah is passionate about her students and truly enjoys getting the most out of each and every child with whom she comes in contact.



Dr. John Dromgoole

Dr. John Dromgoole is an internationally recognized expert on college admissions and financial aid. He has been assisting families with the process in New England, throughout the United States, and internationally for more than forty years.

A former school teacher in Warwick and Providence, Rhode Island, a lobbyist and tenured professor, Dr. Dromgoole has advised more than 2,500 students and families regarding college placement and financial aid.

While a tenured Professor of Cooperative Education at Northeastern University for thirteen years, he taught seminars on career development and assisted in the training of deans of admissions from various institutions. He then became Vice President of the National Commission for Cooperative Education for twelve years. While working with the Commission, Dr. Dromgoole successfully directed lobbying efforts aimed at increasing educational funding in the Congress of the United States. During this time, he also had the opportunity to work closely with presidents of one-hundred colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Dr. Dromgoole received a Bachelor's Degree from University of Rhode Island, a Master's Degree in School Administration from Northeastern, and he is one of the few people in the field of admissions counseling who also holds a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration, which he received from Boston College .

As a result of his extensive work in the field of higher education and having visited over 500 college campuses, Dr. Dromgoole provides a unique insider's perspective on college admission and financial aid; his knowledge and expertise have lead many of his clients to be accepted to their college of choice.