For High School Counselors


One of the joys of working in admissions is the relationship we develop with professionals “on the other side of the desk.” We gladly take your phone calls and answer your e-mails in an effort to be sure that you have the most current information about Caltech and admission to Caltech. You should feel free to contact the regional admissions counselor who works with students from your school directly, though any of us on the admissions staff will be happy to talk with you.

Recognizing that admission to college has become more complicated and is sometimes confusing, we’ve been making a concerted effort at Caltech to provide the clearest possible information regarding our admissions process to students and to counselors. For example, our staff conducts a series of online information sessions throughout the year to provide an overview of Caltech and the admissions process, and to answer questions students may have. Of course, we also offer daily tours and information sessions throughout the year so visitors can see first-hand the great campus we have here at Caltech.

If you are planning a trip to Southern California and would like to meet, please do not hesitate to contact me. I also welcome your feedback on how we might serve students better.

Jarrid J. Whitney
Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid



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