The State of College Admissions in 2019: Presentation with Robert Gilpin

Tuesday, May 14th at 4:30 pm, join us at the West Tisbury Library for a presentation with educational consultant, Robert Gilpin. In light of recent events, Mr. Gilpin will discuss the current state of college admissions, basic information about colleges and admissions, how the admission process works, and the abc’s of financial aid (need-based vs. merit). There will be a Q&A to follow. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Robert P. Gilpin received his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Duke University. Mr. Gilpin taught at Duke, Sweet Briar College, and Phillips Exeter Academy before assuming a teaching post at Milton Academy. During his 26 years there, Mr. Gilpin was awarded the Philip Weld Chair in American History and was named one of six Master Teachers in 1996. After retiring from teaching, Mr. Gilpin remained on the faculty to consult for the school through 2004, when he retired officially. Mr. Gilpin is the co-author of Time Out: Taking a Break from School to Travel, Work, Study in the U.S. and Abroad. As an educational resource for Young Presidents, Mr. Gilpin has presented in locations around the world, including Ireland, Switzerland and Dubai.  He lectured at Eton College in 1998 about the American college process. Mr. Gilpin is a frequent speaker at higher education association meetings, including the National Association of College Admissions Counselors and the Higher Education Counselors Association, as well as at regional meetings, high school consortia, and at a number of independent and boarding schools around the United States. Mr. Gilpin served as interim college counselor at the Bishop’s School in La Jolla, CA during the spring of 2009, a position he resumed for the spring of 2011.  Finally, he is working on a book about the passage through high school and into college, tentatively entitled: Finding Your Own Path: how high school and the college process should work for your child.