Getting in to college is only the beginning.

The choices, challenges, and costs of higher education can be overwhelming for students and families. 

During times like these, it's even harder to find your path. 

Trustworthy, compassionate, and expert guidance from Kairos College Success helps students confidently progress to and through college.  

Put your academic, personal, and career goals within reach.


Your partner for the mission after admission

Megan G. Bernard, Ph.D.
Portrait by Sarah Matheson  2017

Dr. Megan G. Bernard founded Kairos College Success in 2017 to meet the needs of students and families who seek expert, compassionate guidance to make college worthwhile.  Based in Chicago, she provides personal coaching services to a limited number of clients nationwide.

Dr. Bernard has coached hundreds of students to and through successful, meaningful college experiences and on to careers, graduate school, and professional degrees. She has served as an academic advisor, program director, college instructor, and a university administrator focused on retention and student success efforts.   

She is renowned for her exceptional commitment to students’ well-being and learning, and for offering invaluable guidance during both ordinary transitions and especially difficult circumstances.



Doctorate - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL   2007-2012

​Masters - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN   2002-2004

Bachelor of Arts - Trinity University, San Antonio, TX     1998-2002


Chicago, Illinois          


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