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Landis Fryer

College Admissions Consultant He/Him/His
Landis Fryer College Consultant
College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer Dartmouth College
Former admissions officer Northwestern University

My Background

My work in education started when I was an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Dartmouth College, my alma mater. In addition to reading applications and making admissions decisions, I led our recruitment efforts for Black students and supervised the Senior Interviewer program. I moved back to my hometown, Chicago, and began working in the Undergraduate Admissions office at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. There, I also read applications, made admissions decisions, and led our recruitment efforts for Black students. I completed my MS in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania and my Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago, where I studied, traveled, and taught in Tunisia, Cuba, South Korea, and China. My most recent position was working with students from China, helping both undergraduates and graduates succeed through the admissions process. Over the course of my career, I have helped students aged 6 to over 30 find their own path toward new educational opportunities.

Get to Know Me

My Education

Dartmouth College Bachelor of Arts, English modified with Religion
University of Pennsylvania Master of Science, Higher Education
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer science
  • Data science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Game design
  • Government
  • Graduate programs
  • Graphic design
  • Humanities
  • International relations
  • Ivy league
  • Large State Schools
  • Mathematics
  • Political science
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Research universities
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Social Sciences
  • Teaching/education certification
  • Technology
  • Women's colleges
I have also worked with:
  • First-generation students
  • IB program
  • International students
  • LGBTQIA+ students
  • Non-traditional students
  • Students with learning differences
  • Transfer students
Landis Fryer College Coach

Some of my favorite pastimes

Cooking, watching movies & shows, video games
Our daughter was certain...of what school she wanted to attend. That all fell she had no idea where she wanted to go. Landis skillfully guided her through the process of narrowing and focusing her choices to what was best for her future plans. In the end [she] will be attending a school that was never on either her or her parent's radar.
Parent of a Wesleyan University alum

Why I joined

I was primed early on to know that attending and graduating from college were milestones I would achieve. My parents ensured my siblings and I had access to the best public education offered in the City of Chicago, and I enrolled in gifted programs and completed multiple AP courses. But since I would be the first person in my family to go to college, I needed to learn how to navigate a process that was unfamiliar to me and my parents. Fortunately, I received assistance from wonderful counselors who knew about things from fit to finances. What I came to realize in my professional career is that I unknowingly absorbed and stored the care and guidance they gave to me for future use as a counselor. That’s what gets me excited about college admissions – being able to care for and guide people through what is often a confusing and intimidating process. And at Bright Horizons College Coach, care and guidance is at the core of who we are and what we do.


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