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Mailing address:
Office of Admission
Vassar College, Box 10
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0010

Financial Aid contact information

Request info

Office: Kautz Admission House

Office hours: See our Campus Visit Schedule

Telephone: 845-437-7300 or 800-827-7270

Fax: 845-437-7063


Our Staff

Sonya K. Smith
Dean of Admission and Student Financial Services

David Toomer
Director of Admission

  • Regional Responsibilities: District of Columbia, Maryland, New York (Brooklyn)

Donelle Durham
Associate Director of Diversity Outreach

  • Regional Responsibilities: New York (Manhattan), Texas

  • International Responsibilities: Caribbean

Kim Lord
Associate Director of Admission

  • Regional Responsibilities: Massachusetts (eastern), New York (Rockland, Westchester) 

  • International Responsibilities: Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East

Denise Walden
Associate Director of Admission

  • Regional Responsibilities: Southern California (East San Fernando Valley, West Los Angeles), New York (Bronx)

  • International Responsibilities: East Asia, South Asia

Melanie Poston
Assistant Director of Admission

  • Regional Responsibilities: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah

Aremi Tapia-Torres
Assistant Director of Admission

  • Regional Responsibilities: Northern California, Southern California (San Diego, Imperial Valley), Florida, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico

  • International Responsibilities: South America

Xue Yan
Assistant Director of Admission

  • Regional Responsibilities: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia

  • International Responsibilities: Australia, Central Asia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Southeast Asia

Jerrod Ames
Admission Counselor

  • Regional Responsibilities Illinois, New Jersey (northern)

  • International Responsibilities: Africa

Michael Garcia 
Admission Counselor

  • Regional Responsibilities: Alaska, Southern California (minus San Fernando Valley East, West Los Angeles, and Imperial Valley), Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

  • International Responsibilities: Central America, Mexico

Kamil Lungu
Admission Counselor

  • Regional Responsibilities Maine, Massachusetts (western), New Hampshire, New York (Staten Island, Long Island, Queens), Rhode Island, Vermont

Kevin Strong 
Admission Counselor

  • Regional Responsibilities: Delaware, New Jersey (central and southern), New York (upstate, Albany, central Hudson Valley), Pennsylvania

  • International Responsibilities: Canada


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Have a question about Vassar but don’t know who to ask? Some current students have volunteered to field questions from prospective students. We can’t guarantee which student will respond to your query, but we can guarantee that they will give you an honest answer.

So go ahead, ask a student. You can also check our FAQs for High School Students for some of the most commonly asked questions.