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Will Geiger

Will Geiger

Will Geiger has extensive experience in college admissions that includes work at an elite independent school and a selective liberal arts college. He graduated from Wake Forest University with honors in history and received his master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Posts by Will Geiger:

by Will Geiger, on Aug 6, 2019 12:00:00 PM

“We read applications holistically.” I can’t recall how many times I said that as an admission officer. I probably said it hundreds of times per year in presentations to students, …

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by Will Geiger, on Jun 24, 2019 12:00:00 PM

I put my coffee cup on my desk and sat down. I was on a roll. This was on my sixth essay of the day. As an admissions officer, some …

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Topics:college essays

by Will Geiger, on May 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM

“Will, you have some mail,” I heard my mom say. I rushed over to the kitchen table and saw an envelope with my name on it. Most 15-year-olds don’t receive …

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Topics:financial aidCollege Access

by Will Geiger, on Apr 25, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Dan shifted uncomfortably in his seat. He was dressed up in a button-down shirt and slacks--it was clear to me that he had not chosen his attire. Generally, high school …

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Topics:college prepsummer programs

by Will Geiger, on Apr 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Building a successful college list is all about managing risk. When thinking about your college list, it is natural to focus on the most competitive schools. These are also the …

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Topics:college prep

by Will Geiger, on Mar 21, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Although it was the Tuesday after spring break, I could still see snow outside my office window. That’s “spring” in New England for you. At 9 am sharp, Mark arrived …

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Topics:college admissionsapplying to college

by Will Geiger, on Feb 28, 2019 12:00:00 PM

I opened up Jack’s file and started reading his application in the order that I read every application. First, I scrolled to the transcript and noticed a sea of “A” …

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Topics:test prepstandardized testing

by Will Geiger, on Feb 13, 2019 2:33:43 PM

There are more than 1000 Test-Optional and Test Flexible Colleges. Jessica walked into my office looking defeated. She sat down in a chair, her shoulders slumped. “My scores went down…” …

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Topics:standardized testingCollege Access
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