Each year, thousands of students navigate the perilous wilderness that is the college admission process in their quest to find their perfect match.

So, researchers at Georgia Tech have created this field guide to help you out.



    Native to wood-paneled offices and often sporting reading glasses, the Admission Director (Admissium Director) is a unique and versatile creature. Interactions are generally pleasant and informative.

    However, approaching A. Director in an unnatural environment, such as a pool, restaurant, or movie theater, to talk about your essay or waitlist status is generally not advised.

    • DO NOT approach in public or when with its young.
    • When in an appropriate environment, such as on a high school visit, you should approach with confidence, introduce yourself, and say why you are excited to attend A. Director’s university.