college admissions

Welcome to The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.

As former admission officers from some of the nation’s most selective colleges and universities, we aim to provide students and parents with a comprehensive overview of the college admissions process: strategies for high school and application success, paying for college, and news of the day. It’s our goal to help bring some clarity and sense to a process that can feel mysterious and overwhelming.  Because we’ve actually been on the other side of the door evaluating applications and making thousands of admission decisions, we bring an insider perspective to a process many find baffling.  College Coach graduates, as a matter of fact, have been accepted to over 560 different colleges and universities — we tackle all kinds of admission queries!

So join us each week as College Coach provides our thoughts on admissions. Whether you want to know about the application process, the decision-making trends, the current issues, sensible strategies, or get our take on the story of the day, we think College Coach will quickly become your go-to source for all your college admission questions.



Written by Zaragoza Guerra
Zaragoza Guerra is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Zaragoza previously worked as a senior admissions officer at MIT, Caltech, and The Boston Conservatory. Visit our website to learn more about Zaragoza Guerra.