Sure, you’ve got the grades and test scores, but so do lots of other students—and most of them get rejected from Ivy League universities. What, then, is the secret recipe to gain Ivy League acceptance? College Coach consultant, and former Babson and Holy Cross admissions officer, Kimberly Asselta explains in this installment of the video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert.
We’re bringing back our popular series, Meet an Admissions Counselor, where we introduce students and families to a different member of the College Coach admissions team. Drop in to see what we’re reading, where we went to school, and our strategies for beginning the college essay. As you work with us to find an educational consultant who best fits your needs or the needs of your child, we will help you consider the personality and working styles that will bring out the best in you or your student. Today we introduce Kimberly Asselta, who works with students both remotely in our Rye, NY office.
Where are you from?
Kimberly: I was born in New York, but grew up in Stratford, CT. After college I settled in Massachusetts. Now I live in northern New Jersey.
Where did you go to school?
Kimberly: Stonehill College
“Congratulations! You’ve been chosen out of a select group of students to apply to XYZ College using our Shining Stars Application!”
One of my students received an email with a message similar to this from a school he hadn’t heard of before. He was excited that the admission office was interested in him, but he wondered how they knew who he was. He hadn’t visited the school or even looked at their website.
If you’re like most students, you’ve been receiving tons of publications and emails from colleges across the country. In some cases, these mailings are coming from schools that you’ve selected. Maybe you visited the campus or filled out an inquiry form at a college fair or signed up online for the mailing list. But some of these mailings are likely coming from schools that you hadn’t considered before. So how did they find out about you?