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Ian Brook Fisher

College Admissions Consultant

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Reed College

Bachelor’s in Philosophy

Stanford University

Master’s in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies

I began my career in admissions by walking backwards as a student intern, giving guided tours, interviewing students, and reading applications for my alma mater, Reed College. After graduating, I began full-time work in admissions, reading thousands of applications primarily from the Western United States, especially Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. (I got to eat the best food on my travel!) In my last three years at Reed, I directed admissions for the entire continent of Asia and served as the director of marketing and communications for the admission office, honing our official voice for web, print, and social media. This helped me to develop a sharp eye for what works (and what doesn’t) in college essays. While Reed is not known (at all!) for sports, I was able to find my competitive outlet with the ultimate Frisbee team as a player and, when I graduated, a coach. After nine wonderful years at Reed, I left Portland to pursue a M.A. at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. When I graduated and joined College Coach, I was living in Palo Alto, California, an experience that helped me learn so much about the UC and CSU system and high school programs all around the Bay Area. In the end, I missed the rain too much, and moved back to Portland in the summer of 2016.

Featured Blogs from Ian

Getting In A College Coach Conversation
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Exploring the UC App and Apply Texas App; Cal Grant Program

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Getting In A College Coach Conversation
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Is It Too Late to Save for College?; Working Parents; Listener Q&A

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to learn why it’s not too late to start saving for college and how you can do it!

Posted on September 21st, 2022
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Is It Too Late to Save for College?

On this segment of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, you’ll learn about the benefits of saving for college no matter what age your student is.

Posted on September 12th, 2022
Getting In A College Coach Conversation
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Exploring the UC App and Apply Texas App; Cal Grant Program

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation as we explore the UC App and the Apply Texas App. We also share the ins and outs of Cal Grants.

Posted on September 1st, 2022
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Becoming a Sportscaster; Athlete To Do Lists; Sharing Financial Aid Details

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for a list of things prospective college athletes should do now to prepare for college admissions.

Posted on August 3rd, 2022

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