Inside Admission – Episode 10 – Jay Jacobs – Inside the Admission Committee

Host Andrew Palumbo speaks with Jay Jacobs, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at the University of Vermont on this episode of the Inside Admission Podcast. Jay discusses his own path to St. Lawrence University, and kicks off a new series on the podcast featuring admission leaders giving our audience a behind the scenes look at how application decision are made.

We discuss what UVM looks for in an applicant, how applications are read, and get a seat in the admission committee to understand just how this secretive process works. Jay also shares his thoughts on whether or not admission is a “meritocracy”.

This is the first episode in a series of conversations with leaders in different types of universities to better understand the commonalities and differences in how admission offices actually make their decisions.

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