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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Thursday at 1 PM Pacific

October 01st 2015:One Student's Story: What Happens When You DON'T Get Into Your First Choice College

You may have heard about how important it is to have a balanced list of colleges that includes some reaches, some matches, and some safeties. We're welcoming a student to the show today who ended up with different choices than she envisioned--and ended up at a college that was perfect for her. In another segment in our series on popular applications, we'll be going through the Apply Texas app. Finally, if you've ever wondered what financial aid questions you should be asking when you visit colleges, our finance experts have some suggestions for you!

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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. She 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 the
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Kyra Tyler

Kyra Tyler has worked in a variety of roles in higher education. She began her career in admissions at Brandeis University, where she spearheaded the school’s student of color recruitment effort. She also chaired a committee dedicated to offering scholarships and performance opportunities to talented chamber musicians. Prior to joining College Coach, Kyra was awarded a Presidential Fellowship from Harvard University, where she worked in development at the Harvard College Fund. She also worked at the Harvard Alumni Association while pursuing a Master of Education at the Graduate School of Education. Upon graduating from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performa
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Jan Marie Combs

Prior to joining College Coach, Jan Marie Combs served as a high school guidance counselor and assisted students with their college admission, financial aid, and scholarship applications. Before that, she determined student financial aid eligibility, oversaw a number of scholarship and fellowship programs, and worked closely with students to guide them through the financial aid application process as an assistant director in the undergraduate financial aid office at Boston University and as a director at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education financial aid office. Jan also spent nine years working in education finance for two national lenders, where she counseled students on s
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Tova Tolman

Tova Tolman’s introduction to college admissions was as a student tour guide and interviewer for her alma mater, Barnard College. She began her professional career at Barnard as well, working as a senior admission officer. In that capacity, she was a member of the admission committee, a liaison to the athletic department, and provided oversight of campus programs.Following her time at Barnard, Tova moved across the street to Columbia University to complete her Master’s degree and serving as an application reader and selection committee presenter. She then worked as an associate director of admission at both Fordham and Montclair State Universities. She has managed the athletic recruitment
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