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Sally Ganga

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience:
  • Former admissions officer at The University of Chicago
  • Former admissions officer at Reed College
  • Former admissions officer at Whittier College
  • College Counselor at The Archer School for Girls and Chadwick School
Education:
  • Reed College – Bachelor’s in History 
  • Fairfield University – Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Background: I came to College Coach with 16 years of college admissions and college counseling experience. I started my career as an assistant director of admission at Reed College, my alma mater, where I ran the transfer program. From there, I went to Whittier College as an associate director, and then moved on to The University of Chicago, again as associate director, where I was in charge of the application reading process and the awarding of our top merit scholarships. The diversity of my experience was very helpful when I transferred to the high school side, where I assisted students applying to colleges at all levels of selectivity.

I have worked with students interested in:
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-med
  • Nursing
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Pre-law
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Computer science
  • Honors programs
  • Ivy League
  • Large state schools
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Two year colleges
  • Religiously affiliated schools
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • International students
  • Non-traditional students
  • Transfer students
  • First-generation students
  • Students with learning differences

Why I joined College Coach: Working in admissions, I most enjoyed my contact with students and families. I loved guiding them through the process. However, once I became a senior admissions officer, my contact with students and their families became very limited. I didn’t have time to guide students in the one-on-one way that I loved. So I decided to become a college counselor at a high school. While that gave me more opportunity to work with students and get to know them, I still had to spend time on administrative duties such as administering Advanced Placement exams. What I love about College Coach is that working with students and their families always comes first.

Hobbies: French literature and cinema, travel