A Brief Overview of the SAO Common Application and the Gateway Portal

Recorded On: 10/08/2019

This webinar will offer a brief overview of the SAO common and the Gateway portal applications. The mere existence of these two independent school application portals creates confusion for the end user and independent educational consultants (IECs). This webinar will help inform IECs of the similarities and differences between these two application options and provide constructive advice to their clients about when and how to use these tools. The presentation will also offer instruction about how to fully utilize both portals’ Advisor Workstations.

Holly McGlennon Treat (Moderator)

IECA Member

Holly’s experience with secondary school admission and relationships with admission directors throughout New England provides an abundance of information to guide the school search process.

Before becoming an independent educational consultant in 2003, Holly served as the director of admission and dean of students at The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut; the associate director of admission at both Miss Porter’s School and Miss Hall’s School; and the director of admission at the Salisbury Summer School. As the secondary school advisor at the Indian Mountain School, a junior boarding school in Lakeville, Connecticut, Holly thoroughly enjoyed helping ninth-grade graduates with their secondary school searches. This experience led her to pursue the role full time as an independent educational consultant.

Holly has a master’s degree in Education from Harvard University and is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Middlesex School, a secondary boarding school in Massachusetts. Holly was the recipient of the IECA Foundation Irv Katz Award in 2010 for her volunteer service to children.

Kate Auger-Campbell

Director of Product Strategy at The Enrollment Management Association

Kate is director of product strategy at The Enrollment Management Association. She has a wide-ranging experience at private schools and colleges across the country and around the world. She uses this experience to create and promote products that assist schools in their admission and enrollment efforts.

Before joining The Enrollment Management Association in 2012, Kate served as the director of admission and financial aid at Berwick Academy (Maine). Prior to that, she held positions in admission, financial aid, and summer programs at the Leelanau School (Michigan), Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Massachusetts), Phillips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire), Saint Anselm College, and Notre Dame College. She has also worked with the Council on International Education Exchange to design and implement USA High School+, an exchange program that partners independent schools with international students from around the globe. Kate holds a BA in English language & literature from Southern New Hampshire University and a Certificate in Leadership in Enrollment Management from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.

Scott Bohan

Dean of Admission, St. Paul’s School

Scott is dean of admission at St. Paul’s School, where he previously served as senior associate director and director of financial aid, and in the development office, where he worked on the annual fund and leadership gifts. He began his professional career in the admission office at Cushing Academy. He also serves at as the vice president on the Board of Gateway to Prep Schools. 

Scott Bohan graduated from St. Paul's School in 1994; attended Colgate University, where he played four years of varsity lacrosse, and graduated with honors in education; and  earned his master’s degree from Dartmouth College. Mr. Bohan lives on campus with his wife, Lori, the dean of studies at SPS, and their two children. 

A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

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