One of the more pleasant experiences of being a college advisor has been the opportunity to meet and chat with college admissions officers at all types of schools. For the most part they’re nice people, some more experienced as well as more knowledgable than others. But they all want to find a good reason to say yes to anyone who is seriously interested in their school.
Which college admissions officers have the harder job?
The ones who work for schools that must turn away the vast majority of those who apply?
Or the ones who work for schools that are far less selective, but also lesser known?
The answer: Both jobs are equally challenging.
Imagine being a college admissions officer at a school where you’re more likely to say no.
Now imagine being a college admissions officer at a school where you’re more likely to say yes.
Be nice to whichever admission officers you meet. They would like to advocate your case for admissions, and sometimes scholarships. They are not “evil gatekeepers” who gleefully issue denials. But they are human beings with feelings and challenging jobs.
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