Episode Ten of ‘The Search’: Practical Matters

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Dartmouth’s Lee Coffin talks about the college admissions process.

Lee Coffin


This episode is a nuts-and-bolts, three-part program addressing issues and questions that surfaced in previous episodes and merit more detailed attention.

For example, how might a prospective student use a personal interview to showcase her strengths without sounding arrogant? Meg Lysy ’99, who directs alumni interviewing for Dartmouth, serves up some practical tips.

While much of “The Search” has focused on liberal arts colleges, many students are applying to more specialized programs, including business and engineering. Today, we ask about what counts in those applications. Think it’s all about being a math whiz? Wrong answer.

And what if you’re a high school athlete hoping to be recruited for college sports, in the time of COVID-19? A college coach offers a game plan for that.

Lee Coffin, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid, gathers a wide assortment of colleagues for this show, and they cover a lot of ground. Coffin also invites listeners to submit their own questions for a future episode, called “Ask Me Anything.”

“The Search” is now available on SoundCloud and the Department of Admissions website, and will also be available on Spotify, Apple Music, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Pandora, RadioPublic, iHeart Radio, and Google Podcast.

For the latest information on Dartmouth’s response to the pandemic visit the COVID-19 website.

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