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Tova Tolman

College Admissions Consultant

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Barnard College of Columbia University

Bachelor's in Sociology

Teachers College, Columbia University

Master's in Higher Education Administration

I began my career as both a tour guide and senior interviewer at my alma mater, Barnard, where I later joined the admissions team and read and reviewed applications from students applying from the northeastern, midwestern, and western regions of the United States, as well as Canada. A few years later, while pursuing my master’s degree, I briefly left admissions to be the director of student life at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Realizing I missed working closely with students on the high school side of college counseling, I joined the admissions team at Fordham University where I recruited and reviewed applicants applying to Fordham’s liberal arts and business colleges. My most recent experience at Montclair State helped me understand what the application process looks like outside of highly selective colleges and how to help students who may not be fully prepared for college-level work. One of my favorite past experiences was managing the athletic recruitment process at Fordham as well as a number of sports at Barnard. Understanding the inner workings of both the Ivy and Patriot athletic leagues meant I was able to guide students to find the best athletic matches as part of their college search.

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[Video] What Grades Do Colleges Look At?

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[Video] What Grades Do Colleges Look At?

If you’re wondering what grades colleges look at, you’re not alone! This is a common question, and in this brief video, we’ll answer it once and for all.

Posted on November 1st, 2021
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Who Should Write Your College Letters of Recommendation?

High school juniors, do you know who will be writing your letters of recommendation for college? Watch this brief video for advice on who to ask.

Posted on September 28th, 2021
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Meet an Admissions Counselor: Tova Tolman

Get to know Tova Tolman, a member of the College Coach team of college consultants and former admissions officer at Barnard College.

Posted on September 12th, 2021
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8 College Application Essay Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

You probably have a lot of questions about the college application essay. In this brief video, we’ll highlight 8 tips you can’t miss.

Posted on August 12th, 2021

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