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Dean of Admissions Bruce Poch Pens Article in Kaplan-Newsweek College Guide

For the third year in a row, Dean of Admissions Bruce Poch has penned an article for the annual Kaplan-Newsweek How to Get Into College guide. His article this year, titled “The Process: Keep It Honest, Keep It Real,” examines the application process for students and their parents.

“Students and their families have a wealth of information available about colleges and the admission process, and should take advantage of the resources,” writes Poch. “Understanding your talents and interests while working to understand the academic structures and offerings of a college is a vital step.”

In the same 2009 college guide, Pomona is named as having one of the 12 top college rivalries—for applicants, that is. In the article, Pomona is paired off with Amherst, due to our similar tree-filled campuses, top-notch academics, and close relationships with nearby universities.

Poch's latest article is now available to read onlinee, in addition to his previous articles on the Newsweek site: "Don’t Be Bland" (2007)  and "The Search for Authenticity" (2008). Poch was also quoted another recent Newsweek article, “Grading the Test,” which examined the SAT’s writing exam.