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Michael Yager

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College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer Wheaton College
Former admissions officer St. Lawrence University
Former Director of College Counseling The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico
Former Associate Director of College Counseling Fort Worth Country Day

My Background

I started my journey in college admissions working in the small liberal arts environment at St. Lawrence University in New York and then Wheaton College in Massachusetts. In addition to recruiting students and making admissions decisions, I served in a number of other roles as an admissions officer at both schools, including athletics liaison, on-campus events coordinator, and technology implementation committee. After more than a decade in college admissions and Northeast winters, I made the switch to working in a high school setting as the director of college counseling at The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico, an International Baccalaureate World School. At Baldwin, I was a member of the curriculum design team and also the head coach for the varsity girls basketball program. Most recently, I moved to Texas, where I worked as the associate director of college counseling for Fort Worth Country Day and a seasonal application reader for Texas Christian University.
Micheal Yager was calm and he related with our daughter who started the process a bit unwillingly. I truly believe the methodical work on the resume and essays are what really strengthened her being accepted to all the schools she applied for.
Parent of a Baylor University student

Why I Joined College Coach

I joined College Coach because I wanted to be a part of a company that was actively engaged in helping students from all backgrounds and committed to fostering an inclusive environment. I love a good challenge, so mentoring and coaching families through the complicated and ever-changing world of college admissions is energizing for me. Watching students develop confidence in themselves and their abilities as they navigate this process is easily one of the most rewarding aspects of working at College Coach.

Get to Know Me

My Education

Ithaca College Bachelor of Science, Sport Management
The Florida State University Master of Science, Physical Education
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Dance
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Government
  • Graphic design
  • HBCUs
  • Hispanic serving
  • Honors programs
  • Humanities
  • International relations
  • Ivy league
  • Journalism
  • Large State Schools
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematics
  • Military/Service academies
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Political science
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Psychology
  • Religiously affiliated schools
  • Research universities
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports analytics
  • Teaching/education certification
  • Technology
  • Theater
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Women's colleges
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • Gap year students
  • High school admissions
  • Home schooled students
  • IB program
  • International students
  • LGBTQIA+ students
  • Students with learning differences
  • Transfer students
Michael Yager candid photo

Some of my favorite pastimes

Grilling for family and friends, coaching basketball, boating, & traveling to warm weather islands


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