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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.
In this post, college admissions advisor Lisa Albro explains when students should write an optional college essay and when they should not.
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.
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