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I came to College Coach after having worked on “both sides of the desk” — admissions and college counseling. At Goucher College, I managed recruitment and travel for over 30 states and oversaw the student, parent, and alumni volunteer programs. As much as I loved representing my alma mater and meeting so many bright, talented students year after year, I discovered that I longed for the opportunity to develop the kind of relationships with my students that could only come from working with them day after day. On the high school side, I worked with every student in the grade, from the valedictorian to the bottom of the class. This taught me how to meet the needs of a variety of different kinds of students — how to identify appropriate programs for each one, and how to help each student make his applications shine. In the span of a day I could be helping ten students with applications to Ivy League schools and ten others with applications to service academies, public universities, and regional colleges.
When can you skip writing a college essay, and when is it a must? College admissions consultant Lisa Albro explains the nuances of so-called “optional” essays.
Formerly in admissions at Goucher College, Lisa, an admissions counselor based in New Jersey, now helps students navigate the application process.
While applying to a traditional university involves essays, recommendations, and grades, there are many more layers to a military academy application.
ROTC programs can be found on over 1,700 college campuses in the United States. Learn more about these programs and what the application process is like.