Becky Leichtling

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience
Former admissions officer at Tufts University
Former admissions fellow at Carleton College



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 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:


I have worked with students interested in:

Science Technology Engineering
Mathematics Pre-med Accelerated medical - BS/MD
Pre-dentistry Pre-veterinary Physical therapy
Pre-law Business Journalism
Visual and performing arts Music Theater
Dance Art Film
Architecture Computer science Graphic design
Game design Teaching/education certification Honors programs
Ivy League Large state schools Small liberal arts colleges
Two year colleges Religiously affiliated schools Research universities
Graduate programs


I have also worked with:

Athletes International students Non-traditional students
Transfer students First-generation students


Why I joined College Coach:
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.

Playing Ultimate Frisbee and roller derby, exploring the Bay Area through hiking and camping, and becoming addicted to various HBO and Showtime TV series.

Popular blog posts and press:
What’s the difference between AP and IB Classes?
How to Get the Best Letters of Recommendation for College
Letters of Recommendation and the College Admissions Process

Get in touch with College Coach today to start working with Becky Leichtling or one of our other educational consultants.