Allison Slater Tate

College Consultant

Professional Writer

Allison Slater Tate advises college-bound students and their families to help them find college homes where they will thrive and grow. She joins Dunbar after establishing a career as a professional freelance writer covering parenting, education, and college admissions for national outlets including NBC News, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and Family Circle magazine.

Allison graduated with a degree in English Literature and American Studies from Princeton University in 1996 and has remained very involved as an alumna, serving as class president, class agent, and on the steering committee for the university’s women’s conference, She Roars. She recently retired from conducting alumni interviews for Princeton after 20 years.

With extensive experience in test prep and personal essay writing, Allison focuses on finding the fun and the positive in what can be a stressful process. She loves to help each student find their voice and their story through the college application journey.

She is a student member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and visits several college campuses per year. She also volunteers weekly in the college counseling office at her local public high school, works with other local schools’ counseling offices, and makes frequent presentations to her local community on college admissions and prep.