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Emily Sheldon

College Admissions Consultant she/her/hers
Emily Sheldon Bright Horizons College Coach
College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer Massachusetts Institute of Technology

My Background

I came to College Coach after working as an admissions officer at MIT for 14 years. I started my career coordinating the transfer admissions process, and I continued working with transfer applicants – including community college students, non-traditional students, and U.S. military servicemembers – throughout my time there. I later became the admissions-office liaison to several departments at MIT, including athletics and ROTC, and I managed the portfolio review processes for art/architecture and music/theatre arts. My last role at MIT was leading all aspects of the undergraduate selection process, from the application review to committee evaluation.
College Coach was instrumental in helping us navigate the college admissions process. They take the time to really get to know your student and her strengths and interests. It was incredibly helpful to narrow down our search to schools that best fit our daughter.
Parent of a Tulane University student

Why I Joined College Coach

I remember how overwhelmed I felt by the college process. When I became an admissions officer, I embraced the opportunity to try to demystify the process for other families. As an admissions officer, I loved traveling around the country, meeting with students and their families. As an educator at College Coach, I enjoy working closely with students, helping them explore their interests and identify their goals, and guiding them to colleges and universities where they will thrive.

Get to Know Me

My Education

Seattle Pacific University Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
Northeastern University Master of Education, Higher Education Administration
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Aerospace
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer science
  • Data science
  • Engineering
  • Ivy league
  • Large State Schools
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Research universities
  • ROTC
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Technology
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • International students
  • LGBTQIA+ students
  • Non-traditional students
  • Students with learning differences
  • Transfer students
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Some of my favorite pastimes

I love exploring – from wandering around neighborhoods in new cities to hikes in the woods. I recently rediscovered the joy in digging my hands into some clay and making something. I’m also a big foodie (albeit not a great cook) and avid reader – send your book recommendations my way!


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