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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Thursday at 1 PM Pacific

September 03rd 2015:College for C/D Students: Are There Even Options?

Much of what we see, read, and hear about college admissions seems to imply that even the very best students will struggle finding an institution to accept them. Once you step back from the craziness that surrounds admissions, you realize there are lots of options for many students. But is that true for students routinely earning C's or even D's? On this week's episode, we'll explore the college process for those students who are less than high achievers. We're also going to take a closer look at the National Merit Scholarship process, and round out the show with a in-depth analysis of how to

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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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Kennon Dick

Kennon Dick has devoted almost his entire career to the admissions profession. He comes to College Coach from the admissions staff at Swarthmore College where he performed the duties of Associate Dean of Admissions for eight years. In that capacity, he training new deans for the reading process, trained and coordinated part-time readers, managed the admissions database, and served as the athletics department liaison. He has been active in the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling, presented workshops at the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling and co-presented a workshop at the national Summit Conference. A graduate of the College of William and
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Kathy Ruby

With a career that has spanned numerous colleges and universities, Kathy Ruby offers College Coach students and families a thorough knowledge of the college finance landscape. Most recently assistant vice president of enrollment and dean of student financial aid at St. Olaf College, Kathy has extensive experience counseling families on financial aid applications (both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile), calculating awards, and reviewing appeals. In addition, her work developing financial aid practices with St. Olaf’s admissions office has given her a thorough understanding of institutional financial aid awarding policies. Kathy holds a degree in economics from Carleton College and a master’s i
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Zaragoza Guerra

Zaragoza Guerra spent most of his admissions career as an admissions officer for two Institutes of Technology reading thousands of applications as well as chairing and serving on various admissions committees. As an associate director of admissions at MIT, he directed overall recruitment and yield activities, as well as international, transfer, and special student admissions. He also served as an assistant director of admissions for Caltech, where he handled specialized student recruitment and reviewed domestic and international student files. Zaragoza was also director of admissions for the Boston Conservatory, overseeing recruitment and auditions for students interested in music, theatre
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