Writing the college essay

As a St. John’s College admissions counselor, I am frequently asked “what are you looking for in an applicant” or “how do you weigh each part of the application”. At St. John’s, we look well beyond grades and test scores (in fact, we’re test optional). With that in mind, I thought I’d take some time…

Travel Territories

  Fall is right around the corner, and for those of us in admissions that means travel season! We set our travel territories for the coming year at our admissions retreat last week, and we’re excited to get out on the road. Check out what each counselor has to say about their territory this year!…

Santa Fe Campus Featured in Outside Magazine

We’ve always known that Santa Fe is the perfect place to be for someone who loves the getting outside, and our thriving outdoor activities program is proof of that! But it’s always exciting to see our beautiful campus in print. This week, Liz (our Summer Academy and Visit Coordinator) was flipping through Outside Magazine when she…

Where was the admissions staff last week?

This past week, August 6-9 2018, the enrollment team stepped away from our desks to gather for our annual retreat. Admissions and Financial Aid counselors from Santa Fe joined those of us on the Annapolis campus for some serious team building, travel planning, and creative brainstorming. Our enrollment team strives to be friendly, personalized, student-focused, […]

Apply to St. John’s for fall 2019!

If you’re a rising senior this year, you’re probably getting ready to enjoy the last few weeks (or days) of summertime before diving in to your last year of high school. Is it too soon to start thinking about college applications? We don’t think so! In fact, if you wanted, you could apply to St….

Getting to know some new faces!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been getting to know some great new team members in both of our offices. In Santa Fe, we are welcoming Liz Wilkinson as a new Assistant Director of Admissions/Summer Academy Coordinator, and in Annapolis, Robin Lancaster (A’18) as an Admissions Counselor. They’ve both been super busy, but we decided to…

College Counselors, Teachers and Educators, Oh My!

We welcomed our fourth group of college counselors during this year’s  Summer Classics season on our Santa Fe Campus.  Ten college counselors from all over the United States came over three weeks to experience first-hand St. John’s seminars, great books, and deep conversatons. Our fly-in program includes, room & board, class registration fee, as well…

On Michelangelo and Kierkegaard

Pictured: Lecturer Anthony Eagan speaks with a faculty member before question period Each summer, where Friday night lectures leave off Wednesday night lectures begin! Summer lectures are hosted by the Graduate Institute, and feature a wide variety of speakers and topics. This weeks lecture featured Anthony Eagan, himself an alumnus of the St. John’s College…

Poets & Perception

Each year, the admissions office here at St. John’s runs five week-long summer sessions for high school students, called Summer Academy. Each session includes small discussion classes with St. John’s tutors (our form of professors), as well as fun activities and field trips to area museums and cultural attractions. Students get to live in the dorms, eat…

Music on the Hill 2018

Each summer here in Santa Fe, the St. John’s College athletic field serves as concert venue, dance hall, and picnic spot all in one every Wednesday evening for Music on the Hill! St. John’s has hosted these concerts, free to members of the St. John’s community and the public, for thirteen years now, but this…

Law and St. John’s College

Each year, the admissions office here at St. John’s runs five week-long summer sessions for high school students, called Summer Academy. Each session includes small discussion classes with St. John’s tutors (our form of professors), as well as fun activities and field trips to area museums and cultural attractions. Students get to live in the…