The Short Answer Deconstructed

Don’t be fooled into thinking one response fits all! College Counselor Alec Milton provides you with the knowledge you need to effectively tackle the Short Answer Questions on your college applications.
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Meet The Counselor

Alec Milton

Alex has been an educator for over 25 years. Beginning his career as a high school teacher of History, Literature and Philosophy. After 8 years in the classroom he left teaching to pursue graduate school, getting a degree in education leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. He worked in the main New York CIty office for Teach for America before beginning a near 15 year career in college admissions. During his admissions career, he has traveled all across the US, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East as a senior domestic and international admissions office. In 2006 he began teaching summer courses in Philosophy at Columbia Unviersity. After leaving university admissions in 2015, he has spent the last 7 years as a college counselor, guiding students on their educational journey.