Elizabeth Heaton

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience
Former Senior Admissions Officer – University of Pennsylvania
Former Alumni Admissions Ambassador – Cornell University 

Education
Cornell University – Bachelor’s in English
University of Pennsylvania – Graduate Coursework in the School of Education 

Why I joined College Coach:
One of my least favorite parts of my job at Penn was seeing bright, passionate, engaged students make bad choices, whether picking the wrong topic for an essay or making poor curriculum selections or not presenting their activities in a meaningful way in their applications. I joined College Coach so that I could help students avoid those same mistakes. I love providing families with a peek behind the curtain of admissions, helping them understand what matters and why in the process, and I strive to help each student present his or her best self in each application.

I have worked with students interested in: 
Science; technology; engineering; mathematics; heathcare professions including pre-med and pre-veterinary; Ivy league; large state schools; small liberal arts colleges; business; art; research universities; religiously affiliated schools; architecture; journalism; honors programs; as well as athletes, international students, and first-generation students.

Background:
I began my admissions career at the University of Pennsylvania, where I chaired university selection committees, evaluated potential athletic recruits as one of the school’s athletics liaisons, and oversaw the university’s portfolio of admissions publications. I also served as second chair in the selection committee for the school's flagship interdisciplinary Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. A frequent contributor to USA TODAY and The Huffington Post and a graduate of Cornell University, I bring exceptional skills to the craft of essay writing paired with experience reading and evaluating thousands of admissions essays. I can offer expert advice on a wide range of college admissions topics, from colleges’ expectations for high school curriculum choices and standardized test scores to choosing the right extracurricular activities and essay topics. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, I worked as a public relations professional and served for a decade as a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.

Hobbies:
Traveling anywhere in the world, skiing in Maine and New Hampshire, watching Red Sox baseball and Bruins hockey, trading great books with friends and going to movies

Recent Blog Posts from Elizabeth:
Can A Disciplinary Infraction Keep You from Getting Into Your College of Choice?
Five Horrible Essay Topics for Your College Application
The Waitlist and How to Get Off It

Connect with Me on Social Media:
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