David Hudson and Patty Amador-Lacson

Tips from the Experts

Peek behind the scenes in the Office of Admission

David Hudson ’23, Grinnell College Admission Intern, goes behind the scenes in the Office of Admission to ask the questions that college applicants often have, but don't know who to ask.

David Hudson ’23

About Your Host

David Hudson ’23 is a senior psychology major and Questbridge Scholar from New York City.

  

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Featured Video

What happens to my college application after I submit it?

Emma O'Polka Armah ’12
Assistant Director of Admission

Joe Bagnoli

What does it mean to be "need blind" and meet 100% of need?

Joe Bagnoli
Vice President for Enrollment, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

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What is the difference between a liberal arts college and a research university?

Sarah Fischer
Assistant Vice President of Admission

Patty Amador-Lacson

Should I do an admission interview?

Patty Amador-Lacson
Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment

Christian Morris ’18

What is the culture of a small, residential college?

Christian Morris ’18
Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Transfer Admission

Tina Elfenbein

How can I write my best college essay?

Tina Elfenbein
Associate Director of Admission

Grace Robertson-Lloyd ’16

Should I submit standardized test scores at a test-optional college?

Grace Robertson-Lloyd ’16
Senior Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Virtual Recruitment

Timothy Butterfield, Admission Marketing Specialist

Why am I seeing college ads online?

Timothy Butterfield
Admission Marketing Specialist

Sarah M. White, Director of Admission

What does it mean for a college to be “no loan”?

Sarah M. White
Director of Admission

John Lof, Admission Counselor

What is “demonstrated interest”?

John Lof
Admission Counselor

Conner Stanfield ’21

What kinds of classes will I have to take in college?

Conner Stanfield ’21
Senior Admission Counselor

Brad Lindberg

How do I file my FAFSA and CSS Profile?

Brad Lindberg
Associate Vice President of Institutional Initiatives and Enrollment

Rachel Arseneault ’10

How can I make the most of a college visit?

Rachel Arseneault ’10
Senior Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Campus Visits and Events

For International Students

Jon Edwards

Questions International Students Should Ask, Pt 1

Jon Edwards
Director of International Admission

Grace Robertson-Lloyd ’16

Questions International Students Should Ask, Pt 2

Grace Robertson-Lloyd ’16
Senior Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Virtual Recruitment

Jon Edwards

Are International Students Eligible for Financial Aid?

Jon Edwards
Director of International Admission

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