March 28, 2014

5 Ways to Win the Hearts of College Admissions Deans

Sometimes it can feel like the college admissions deans are the popular kids everyone wants to date. Here are 5 strategies to help you win the affections of your favorite admissions dean.

1. Get a well-regarded alumnus to send a letter on your behalf.
It's like having their closest friends vouch for you.

2. Apply on the day the college begins taking applications.
Be the first one to ask them to the prom and beat the competition.

3. Win the hearts of teachers and employers to get killer rec letters.
It'll make them jealous and wonder what their college is missing.

4. If they "play hard to get" and waitlist you, be persistent (but don't overdo it).
Otherwise, you're just being creepy.

5. Donate several million dollars to the college.
When all else fails, showering them with money can do the trick.


  1. Could you clarify the "be persistent" in number 4?
    Does that mean emailing the admissions office or sending a letter?

  2. How are you suppose to the win the hearts of the facility if you don't even go there? Kind of a catch 22 there, don't you think?