Over the last few weeks, we’ve introduced you to a number of college admissions counselors on the College Coach team. Today we take a break from that format to share something different: an email correspondence between Becky Leichtling and Ian Fisher on their educational backgrounds, college search processes, and thoughts on small liberal arts colleges. We hope you enjoy following along and maybe asking a few questions of your own in the comments below!
Ian: When we first met a few years ago, we instantly connected through shared experiences at liberal arts colleges. You had attended Carleton College (in Minnesota) and I had attended Reed College (in Oregon), and so it wasn’t long before we bonded over many mutual passions. You might be surprised to hear, however, that I might never have applied to Reed had my dad (a college professor) not made sure it was on my list. Actually, most of the schools that received my applications were big research universities. I was this close to going to school somewhere bigger and closer.