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Emily Toffelmire

College Admissions Consultant

She/Her/Hers

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University of Arkansas

Bachelor's in Advertising/Public Relations

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Master's in Educational Counseling

I came to College Coach after working for many years in college admissions and high school counseling. As a school counselor, I assisted students in the college application process and wrote hundreds of letters of recommendation, while also helping them and their families cope with any emotional, social, and academic concerns throughout the year. I transitioned from the high school setting to the admissions office when I joined the University of Southern California as an assistant director, reading freshmen and transfer applications and collaborating on admission decisions for over 150 majors, including the liberal arts, engineering, business, cinema, and the fine and performing arts. I subsequently took on the role of senior assistant director in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, where I coordinated the division's Mork, Stamps, Trustee, Presidential and Dean's merit scholarship selection process, as well as recruitment publications and outreach, and traveled everywhere from Honolulu to Miami presenting to and interviewing hundreds of applicants each year.

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COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Which Activities Look Best on a College Application?

School Spotlight: Northwest Iowa Community College
CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

School Spotlight: Northwest Iowa Community College

School Spotlight: University of South Carolina Upstate
CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

School Spotlight: University of South Carolina Upstate

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COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Which Activities Look Best on a College Application?

Students are often unsure of what to list in the activity section of their college applications. In this brief video, we explain what admissions officers are looking for.

Posted on September 29th, 2021
School Spotlight: Northwest Iowa Community College
CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

School Spotlight: Northwest Iowa Community College

Northwest Iowa Community College is regularly recognized as one of the highest performing community colleges in the U.S. Read on to find out why!

Posted on August 23rd, 2021
School Spotlight: University of South Carolina Upstate
CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

School Spotlight: University of South Carolina Upstate

Home to about 6,000 undergraduates, University of South Carolina Upstate is just one of seven colleges and universities in the local region.

Posted on August 10th, 2021
School Spotlight: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

School Spotlight: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a historically Black public research university, offering degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctorate level.

Posted on July 26th, 2021

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