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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Thursday at 1 PM Pacific

April 30th 2015:College Admissions by the Numbers: Learn How to Put Together a College List Based on Your Numbers

There are a lot of numbers involved in the admissions process: GPAs, standardized test scores, admit rates, class rankings, etc. Although in general numbers are a fairly black and white matter, the fact is that there is a lot of gray area when it comes to numbers and college admissions. Julia Jones, former senior admissions officer at Brandeis University and College Coach's list guru, will explain how students can evaluate their numbers and use them to help craft a college list. College finance expert Alex Bickford also joins us to go over the basics of saving for college. In our final segment

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Sally Ganga

Sally Ganga’s most recent college admissions role was at the University of Chicago, where she was Associate Director of Admissions and ran the application reading and scholarship process. Previously she had worked at Whittier College in the Los Angeles area as an Associate Director of Admissions. Sally graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon with a B.A. in History, beginning her admissions career there first as a tour guide and then as an intern in the Admission Office before being hired after graduation as an Assistant Dean of Admission. After leaving college admissions, Sally became the Director of College Counseling at both the Archer School for Girls and Chadwick School in th
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Julia Jones

Julia Jones has been working with adolescents and college admissions for most of her career. She was involved in virtually all aspects of the admissions process at Brandeis University, including overseeing the creation and production of admissions publications and recruitment materials and serving as director of the Brandeis Alumni Admissions Council, a 1000-member network of alumni recruiters and interviewers. During her tenure at Brandeis, Julia also was a member of the New England Association of College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) and served on the planning committees for three NEACAC annual conferences. More recently, she continued to work with high school students and their famili
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Alex Bickford

Alex Bickford joined College Coach as part of the college financing team from the education finance department of Citizens Bank. Before his stint with Citizens, he worked as an assistant director of financial aid at Southern New Hampshire University. Alex has spent most of his professional career working in financial aid and has assisted traditional undergraduate, adult learners, and master’s degree students in financing their educations. Alex has a master's degree in business education, a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management and an associate’s degree in culinary arts.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2430/getting-in-a-college-coach-conversation 19/10/2017 01:00 19/10/2017 02:00 Getting In: A College Coach Conversation https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2430/getting-in-a-college-coach-conversation There are a lot of numbers involved in the admissions process: GPAs, standardized test scores, admit rates, class rankings, etc. Although in general numbers are a fairly black and white matter, the fact is that there is a lot of gray area when it comes to numbers and college admissions. Julia Jones, former senior admissions officer at Brandeis University and College Coach's list guru, will explain how students can evaluate their numbers and use them to help craft a college list. College finance expert Alex Bickford also joins us to go over the basics of saving for college. In our final segment, former University of Chicago admissions officer Sally Ganga will stop by to trade funny essay stories--the bad, the ugly, and the unbelievable. If you've ever wondered what not to do in your essay, this will serve as a great primer! VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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