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Issue 52: AU admissions director’s biggest surprise and how colleges determine fit

Issue 52: AU admissions director’s biggest surprise and how colleges determine fit

“We don’t want to read an essay from an essay coach,” says Jesse Tomczak, an admissions director at American U. Before AU, he was the admissions director at Johns Hopkins and Rice. Also in our convo with Jesse: drastic changes in admissions, the biggest surprise of his career, the truth behind how colleges determine fit, and the applicants that stood out to him.

Issue 51: Tufts admissions insider’s essay & mistakes, plus the truth about recommendation letters

Issue 51: Tufts admissions insider’s essay & mistakes, plus the truth about recommendation letters

“Stop being a jerk and write the application.” What a Tufts admissions interviewer’s mom told him before he applied. Cole continues sharing his insider insights, including why he got into Tufts, what mistakes he saw applicants make, how Tufts views college consultants, what action applicants should take to improve their chances, and why missing a college fair might not be that big of a deal.

Issue 50: Tufts admissions’ own little world, plus do AP scores even matter?

Issue 50: Tufts admissions’ own little world, plus do AP scores even matter?

“A parent accused me of trying to kill her…Tufts admissions is its own little world.” Cole Van Glahn, a Tufts alum who worked in the Tufts admissions office, tells SocratesPost why he chose Tufts, what was special about Tufts admissions, the best and worst encounters with students, and what sorts of applicants stood out most. Bonus: He’s a theater director and board game designer by day.