Summer is time to kick college search into gear, Amherst College admission director says

July 26, 2010

Contact: Peter Rooney
Director of Public Affairs

AMHERST, Mass. – Especially for rising high school seniors and their parents, carving out time this summer for the college search and application process will mean less worry later on, according to Katharine Fretwell, Amherst College’s director of admission.

New York Times: Touring a College in the Rain, and Drawing Some Preliminary Conclusions

The Time’s The Choice blog featured Amherst in a very complimentary post about a prospective student and her mother visiting colleges.

Ceramicists, Debaters and Irish Folk Harpists: A Look at Amherst College’s Class of 2012

August 25, 2008               
Contact: Marjan Hajibandeh ’09E
Media Relations Intern
Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Under blue summer skies, the *440 members of Amherst College’s Class of 2012 converged on campus Sunday, Aug. 24, to begin the first semester of their college careers at their new alma mater. The first-years—who range from ceramicists to champion debaters to Irish folk harpists—represent an extraordinary array of beliefs, ambitions, passions, backgrounds and talents, according to Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tom Parker.

Too Few Low-Income College Students?

This Christian Science Monitor story, which featured Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tom Parker and Admission Fellow Ashley Armato ’08, explored the college’s efforts to recruit and retain students from low-income backgrounds.

Equal Footing

Alumni Sons and Daughters

The admission office has specially arranged three Deans’ Days to give Amherst alumni and their sons and daughters the opportunity to learn more about Amherst and its admission policies. Deans’ Days include group conversations for Amherst families with students who will be high school seniors in 2008-09.   In addition, there will be a tour of the campus and a light lunch. This year, Deans’ Days have been scheduled for three Fridays: May 30, July 11 and Aug. 22. Pre-registration is required.

Chicago Tribune: Colleges recruit low-income students

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Dean of Admissions Tom Parker was interviewed for this story about schools implementing new strategies to attract the most diverse student bodies possible.