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

Financial Aid contact information

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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

  • Regional Responsibilities: Northern California (South of San Francisco to Monterrey), California (Central Valley), Hawaii & Pacific Territories

Director of Admission

  • Regional Responsibilities: Southwestern Connecticut (Fairfield), New York (Putnam, central and northern Westchester)
  • International Responsibilities: Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia

David Toomer Director of Diversity Outreach

  • Regional Responsibilities: New York (Manhattan, local/Mid-Hudson, Staten Island), central and western Pennsylvania, West Virginia
  • International Responsibilities: Central America, South America

Matt Cunningham Senior Assistant Director of Admission

  • Regional Responsibilities: Indiana, Kentucky, eastern Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey (northern), Ohio

Admission Counselor

  • Regional Responsibilities: Alaska, District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, New York (Bronx, Orange, Rockland, southern Westchester), Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming
  • International Responsibilities: Canada (British Columbia)

Melanie Poston Assistant Director of Admission

  • Regional Responsibilities: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut (except southwestern Connecticut/Fairfield), Nevada, New Mexico, New York (Queens, Long Island), west Texas, Utah

Rachelle Ehrman Assistant Director of Admission

  • Regional Responsibilities: Maine, western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, upstate New York (Albany region), Rhode Island, Vermont
  • International Responsibilities: South Asia (Indian Subcontinent), Australia & Oceania

Michelle Harvey Assistant Director of Admission & Coordinator of the Alumnae/i Volunteer Program

  • Regional Responsibilities: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York (Brooklyn)
  • International Responsibilities: Caribbean, Asia (China and Pacific Rim)

Admission Counselor

  • Regional Responsibilities: Northern California (San Francisco & East Bay to north of state), Southern California (San Diego area), Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands

Michael Garcia Admission Counselor

  • Regional Responsibilities: Southern California (Greater Los Angeles), Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas (East, South)

Kevin Strong Admission Counselor

  • Regional Responsibilities: Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey (central and southern), upstate New York (north and west of Albany region), eastern Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
  • International Responsibilities: Canada (except British Columbia)

Ask a Student

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.