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Sam Freccia

College Admissions Consultant



Colgate University

Bachelor of Arts, Geology

University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

Master of Education

I started my career with a fellowship in the admissions office of my alma mater, Colgate University, following my graduation. After completing the fellowship, I moved to Maine to work at Colby College as Assistant Director of Admissions, where I managed the selection process for their Presidential Scholars program, hired and trained their senior admissions interns, and coordinated recruitment and application review for prospective students from the Pacific Northwest as well as the Northeast. After my time at Colby, I switched “sides of the desk” and began working as a high school college counselor first at Lakeside School in Seattle, WA and most recently at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY, as Associate Director of College Counseling. As a college counselor, I worked individually with students in grades 10-12 on every aspect of their college process, starting with annual course selection and ending with their final college decision at the end of senior year. With such a diverse group of students on my annual caseload, I have helped students apply to nearly every type of program imaginable, including but not limited to premier STEM programs, audition and portfolio based performing/visual arts programs, small liberal arts colleges, large public universities, pre-medicine tracks, military academies, and architecture programs. I have also helped dozens of student-athletes navigate the recruitment process for various D1 and D3 programs, especially within the NESCAC and Ivy League conferences. In addition to my college counseling work, I served as a personal and academic advisor to a small group of students at Lakeside and was a member of Hackley’s Academic Committee (a group of administrators who made school-wide decisions about academic affairs).

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Meet an Admissions Counselor: Sam Freccia

This week we learn more about admissions counselor Sam Freccia, from his experience as an admission officer, to his undying love for Survivor and all things geology.

Posted on March 15th, 2024

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