Lessons in College Admissions from Peter Van Buskirk 


Peter Van Buskirk recently presented the “College Admission Game” to over 300 students and parents at Ridgewood High School. 

Peter is a renowned expert in the college admission process with over 30 years of experience. He is an acclaimed author and motivational speaker and excels at simplifying and demystifying what is often perceived as a complex and mysterious process — college admission. Peter spent more than 25 years in selective college admission including 12 as Dean of Admission at Franklin & Marshall College.  He subsequently joined Peterson’s Guides for two years where he served as Vice President for College Planning Solutions. He has presented his creative programming to more than 2,000 audiences worldwide.

I met with Peter before the presentation to speak about different trends he is seeing as he speaks to audiences around the country before watching his presentation. Here are 10 takeaways from the evening.