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November 30, 2012
Don't Freak Out 2012-13
Tom Nicholas

With the Richmond Scholars deadline upon us, I thought I'd follow in the tradition of previous years and tell all those applicants out there to take a deep breath and... relax. It's going to take a few days for us to sort through the thousands of applications we're receiving, so don't pick up the phone to call us just yet. Here's what to expect after you hit "Submit" on the Common Application.

March 20, 2012
Mythbusters: Selecting a Class
Tom Nicholas

One of the most exciting (and daunting) tasks that admission offices face is selecting or creating a class. Each year, admission committees at selective colleges across the country are tasked with reviewing and considering thousands of applications in order to create a unique, exciting, and well-rounded incoming class for the next year.

March 9, 2012
Meet the Admission Committee - Richmond Edition!
Tom Nicholas

For the past few weeks the admission committee, comprising my colleagues and myself (14 of us in total, from admission counselors to the dean), has been in session. Our task has been to create the next class of Richmond Spiders by carefully considering and selecting from among the more than 10,000 applications we received this year.

Tom NicholasTom Nicholas
Senior Assistant Director of Admission 


A Richmond alumnus (Class of 2007), Tom has been working and blogging for the Office of Admission since he graduated. He loves his alma mater and the city that shares its name.

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Beth Anne SpachtBeth Anne Spacht
Assistant Director of Admission


Beth Anne was a double major at Richmond (English and Latin American & Iberian Studies) and now enjoys helping prospective students discover the best of her alma mater.

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