RMACAC Wild West Tour

We recently welcomed the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) Wild West Bus Tour to our Santa Fe campus! A mix of high school and independent counselors traveled from around the southwest and west coast to visit St. John’s College and four other colleges in the southwest. While on campus, they took a…

Davis Scholars Globe Ceremony

Pictured:  Fu Tiantong, Sila Karabiber (invited as a special guest speaker), Mohab Sherif Ismail Younis, Pano Kanelos (invited as special guest speaker), Juana Melendez, Yu Yau Wong, and Amanda Stevens (Invited as “Director of International Recruitment and as most awesomest Davis Liason/human”) Davis Scholars are graduates from the United World College system, which has campuses…

A Picnic at the Dean’s

Pictured above: Dean Sterling, grill master. We’re now fully into spring in Santa Fe, as signified both by warm temperatures on campus and the slow melting of snow off the peaks of our neighborhood mountains. Dean Walter Sterling marked the occasion by inviting all staff and faculty into his home for some delicious food, great…

Winter Break Reading

For Johnnies, breaks are often a great chance to catch up on some reading. And the admissions office is no exception! We thought it might be fun to ask around the office and let you know some of the things your admissions counselors read over break. Robin Lancaster (DE, MD, NJ, PA) dove into some…

Thanksgiving at the President’s House

This Thanksgiving in Santa Fe, President Mark Roosevelt and his wife Dorothy invited all students still on campus, staff, and faculty to their house for Thanksgiving dinner.   The president inviting the community into his home for Thanksgiving is a tradition that goes back a long way here at St. John’s, and it’s one of…

The Importance of an Interview

At St. John’s, an interview is optional—but if you’re able to take the time for it, it’s an option well worth taking. If you visit campus, you can always add an interview to your visit, and if you’re not able to visit, you can always interview by Skype or even by phone. An interview only…

Writing the college essay

As a St. John’s College admissions counselor, I am frequently asked questions like “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…

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…