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College Applications & Admissions: What's New


It’s crunch time for many High School seniors putting finishing touches on essays and collecting recommendations in hope of landing that acceptance letter come spring. Colleges, meanwhile, are preparing to sort through those materials, as they re-consider the whole process: what really matters and what doesn't.


  • Brennan Barnard - director of college counseling and outreach at the Derryfield School in Manchester. Brennan has also worked as a teacher and coach and has written about the college application process for the Concord Monitor.
  • Caitlin Connelly - associate director of admissions and director of northeast recruitment at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Eric Hoover - senior writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education covering college admissions
  • Peg Richmond - director of admissions at Keene State College
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