Admissions Officer Mike Pence

A term or two in Congress. A seat on the Committee on Ways and Means. Community organizer. Distinguished service to America in the Persian Gulf. Or even billionaire business mogul. It’s these kinds of experiences that American presidential and vice presidential contenders can often claim on their resumes. But college … 

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College Admissions Counselor

A college admissions counselor doesn’t want to read an essay about your trip to India. Why not? Because a college admissions counselor doesn’t make a ton of money and their schedule may not afford them the chance to travel as well. If you’re seventeen years old and you get to … 

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University Admissions Counselor

The target demographic for a movie like “Tron” was not senior citizens nor was the target demographic toddlers for “Scream 4.” What does this have to do with the college admissions process you ask? Well, it has everything to do with it. You must know your audience. When filling out … 

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Demonstrate College Interest

In a personal and revealing op-ed piece in the April 3, 2009 edition of “The Los Angeles Times,” Angel Pérez, the director of admission at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA writes about his experiences in reviewing applications. He talks about how when he visited a high school in his assigned … 

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MIT Dean of Admissions Resigns

Today when it was discovered that Marilee Jones, the Dean of Admissions at MIT, lied about her credentials 28 years ago it sent a shockwave through the college admissions community. According to her own statement on MIT’s website, Marilee apologizes: “I have resigned as MIT’s Dean of Admissions because very … 

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