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‘Tis the (College Admission) Season

After nearly two months surviving on five hours of sleep a night or less, Mrs. Sarah Murphy, TMI’s Director of College Placement, can finally breathe a sigh of relief…at least for a week or two until the next flurry of college placement workshops, application deadlines, and letters of recommendation are due.

I sat down with Mrs. Murphy a week after she and the Department of College Placement hosted the second annual College Admissions Symposium Night at TMI on November 1. The program provided Upper School students and their parents a unique opportunity to hear directly from college admissions representatives and how each school looks at applications and considers students in their admission process. Mrs. Murphy described it as a real “eye-opener” for parents and students alike. Last year, representatives from Southern Methodist University, Southwestern University, University of Rochester, and Rhodes College were on the panel. This year, Emory University and Hendrix College joined Southern Methodist University to comprise the panel and represent a variety of university sizes and processes.
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