Sally Ganga

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience
Former admissions officer at The University of Chicago
Former admissions officer at Reed College
Former admissions officer at Whittier College
College Counselor at The Archer School for Girls and Chadwick School


Reed College – Bachelor’s in History
Fairfield University – Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

I started my career as an assistant director of admission at Reed College, my alma mater, where I ran the transfer program. From there, I went to Whittier College as an associate director, and then moved on to The University of Chicago, again as associate director, where I was in charge of the application reading process and the awarding of our top merit scholarships. The diversity of my experience was very helpful when I transferred to the high school side, where I assisted students applying to colleges at all levels of selectivity.

Get to know me:


I have worked with students interested in:

Science Technology Engineering
Mathematics Pre-med Nursing
Pre-veterinary Pre-veterinary Pre-law
Business Journalism Visual and performing arts
Music Theater Dance
Art Architecture Computer science
Honors programs Ivy League Large state schools
Small liberal arts colleges Two year colleges Religiously affiliated schools
Research universities


I have also worked with:

Athletes International students Non-traditional students
Transfer students First-generation students Students with learning differences


Why I joined College Coach:
Working in admissions, I most enjoyed my contact with students and families. I loved guiding them through the process. However, once I became a senior admissions officer, my contact with students and their families became very limited. I didn’t have time to guide students in the one-on-one way that I loved. So I decided to become a college counselor at a high school. While that gave me more opportunity to work with students and get to know them, I still had to spend time on administrative duties such as administering Advanced Placement exams. What I love about College Coach is that working with students and their families always comes first.

French literature and cinema, travel

Popular blog posts and press:
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