Foundry Admissions

About Us

Your Fit: Choosing a college that provides the right "fit" is critical to having an enriching, enjoyable, and successful college experience. Working together to find this "best fit" college will be a key component in our efforts to establish and execute your college admissions strategy.


Your Story: We're experts at ensuring your personal story is adequately highlighted to admissions committees. SAT scores, GPAs, and AP courses are great, but they're only a part of the total picture. We each have unique experiences that shape our views and make us interesting. Working together, we'll ensure that your experiences and perspectives are displayed in a compelling manner!


Your Wallet: It's no secret, college is expensive. College admissions advising doesn't need to be. Our pledge to you is that we will keep our prices as low as possible and work to ensure that whatever money is spent working with us will be returned in the form of scholarships or financial aid as a result of the admissions package we help you compile.

Rural America: Perhaps a bit different than our other three priorities, but no less important. We have a serious interest in identifying promising rural students and helping them achieve their college dreams. For more on this priority, check out our Rural Initiative section:

Each year the college admissions process becomes more complex, the acceptance rate at top colleges declines, and cost of college increases. Given these conditions, it's no wonder that so many of our high school students and their families are overwhelmed at the prospect of navigating the college admissions process!


Our Priorities

Foundry Admissions Strategies was created to help shoulder the burden and lighten your load in the college search and application process. We help you attack the admissions process with military-like strategy and precision (after all, we come from a military background!). Finding and applying to the right colleges should be exciting and enriching, not incredibly stressful. We're here to show you how.

Contact Us!

TEL: 703-475-3480  |

Poolesville, MD



Meet Kenny: Kenny Sholes is a husband, father, veteran, and advocate for rural America. Kenny received his BS in Economics from the US Military Academy at West Point in 2006, his Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University in 2016, and a certificate in college admissions consulting from Columbia University's Teachers College in 2017. Over the last few years Kenny has served as graduate school advisor to veterans transitioning from the military, conducted admissions interviews for Princeton as a member of the Alumni Schools Committee, and provided consultations with numerous friends and colleagues pursuing acceptance to some of the country’s most selective undergraduate and graduate programs. If you're ready to get to work pursuing your dream school - whether that's an undergraduate or graduate program - Kenny is ready and excited to work with you!

Foundry Admissions Strategies, LLC 2020

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