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Becky Leichtling

Becky Leichtling
Former admissions officer Tufts University
Former admissions fellow Carleton College

My Background

I got my start in admissions as an undergrad at Carleton, first as a tour guide and admissions volunteer, then as a senior interviewer of prospective students. As assistant director of admissions at Tufts, I oversaw campus tours and open houses as the outreach coordinator, thus continuing to focus on the prospective student experience and how to make the most of campus visits. In addition to recruiting and reviewing applicants from a geographically diverse territory that included parts of New England, the Midwest, and the Southwest, I served as a regional interview coordinator, varsity athletic liaison, and club sports coach.

Get to Know Me

My Education

Carleton College Bachelor's in American Studies with a minor in Educational Studies
Stanford Graduate School of Education Master's in Policy, Organization & Leadership Studies
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Accelerated medical - BS/MD
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Dance
  • Engineering
  • Film
  • Game design
  • Graduate programs
  • Graphic design
  • Honors programs
  • Ivy league
  • Journalism
  • Large State Schools
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical therapy
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Religious affiliated schools
  • Research universities
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Teaching/education certification
  • Technology
  • Theater
  • Two year colleges
  • Visual and performing arts
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • First-generation students
  • International students
  • Non-traditional students
  • Transfer students
Becky Leichtling

Some of my favorite pastimes

Playing Ultimate Frisbee and roller derby, hiking and camping (loving the state parks right now), and becoming addicted to various HBO series
[My son] had a great connection with Becky, allowing him to move from feeling he could do it all himself to recognizing that she had a lot of wisdom to offer.
Parent of a Washington University in St. Louis student

Why I joined

Despite the mass media hype and overwhelming misinformation surrounding the college admissions process, I believe it should be a personal, reflective, and empowering time for students. I joined College Coach so I could help students figure out what sort of learning opportunities best fit their individual goals (whether or not those goals are clearly in focus!), and support them through developing an application that is representative of their best selves. I love making families feel like the student is driving the process, not the other way around, and that all decisions are informed and proactive.

Interested?

Interested in learning more about how our college admissions counseling services can help your student succeed?

Call 877-402-6224 or complete the form for information on getting your student started with one of our experts.

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