What do US Admissions Officers Look for in an Applicant?

Learn How AOs Evaluate an Application Through Live Case Studies

  • 25 OCTOBER,
  • 07:00PM IST
    05:30PM Dubai
    02:30PM GMT
    09:30AM EST

About the Event:

The admissions process can be stressful because Admissions Officers (AOs) rarely reveal what factors they look for while evaluating a candidate’s profile. In this webinar, our Co-Founder and CEO, Dr. Kim Dixit, will run through three case studies with Admissions Officers from leading US universities so that you can see how these AOs evaluate a prospective student. You will learn how every part of the application is crucial: the essays, the grades, the letters of recommendation, the resume, why “fit” matters so much and how it is determined. Bring your questions about the evaluation process.

Dr. Kim Dixit
Co-Founder and CEO

The Red Pen

Nicole McInteer
Associate Dean of Admissions, International Undergraduate Admissions

Wake Forest University

Mary de Villiers
Director, International Admissions

University of Notre Dame

Anne Corriveau
Director of International Admissions

Boston University

Taren Smith
Deputy Director, Office of Admission

Rice University


We are an independent education consulting company that helps applicants plan their journey at the school, college or postgraduate level. Our 70+ member team is known for its vast knowledge of application processes and global education opportunities and come from all over the world. They have graduated from some of the top 25 universities globally, including Oxbridge, the Ivy League and more.

At the heart of The Red Pen is our commitment to finding the ‘best-fit’ institution for every applicant. We are committed to helping our applicants and their families by first understanding their cultural background, financial plans, long-term goals, interests, academic performance and professional expertise. Our country specialists have in-depth knowledge about leading universities, their ethos, application requirements and processes in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, India, Singapore and more and have helped applicants gain admission to colleges around the world.


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