Alexander Zotos
He/him/his
Alexander Zotos

About

Hello! My name is Alex Zotos and I've devoted my professional career to the field of college admissions counseling for nearly a decade. Since graduating from Providence College, I have worked in college admissions at three unique institutions across the New England area, including at the University of Rhode Island, Merrimack College, and Colby College. At Colby, I served as a Director of Admissions for Partnerships and Access where I helped to launch an early college readiness program with eighth grade students across the state of Maine. I've also had the opportunity to sit in on various admissions committees and have direct insight into the types of factors that selective colleges are weighing when crafting an incoming freshman class.

In 2020 I "hopped sides of the desk" and transitioned to college counseling as I sought to help students and families navigate the ever changing admissions landscape in the United States. In my current role, I serve as an Assistant Director of College ...

Alexander helped students get into:
Xavier UniversityProvidence College
Fordham UniversityWake Forest University
Vanderbilt UniversityHarvard University
Stanford UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Xavier University
Providence College
Fordham University
Wake Forest University
Vanderbilt University
Harvard University
Stanford University
University of California, Los Angeles
Alexander helps with…
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
College Interviews
Waitlist & Deferral Assistance
UC Schools
Common App
Highly Selective College Admissions
High School Course Selection
Standardized Tests (SAT/ACT)
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
Chicago
10 years of experience
Providence College – BA | International Relations
Merrimack College – MEd | Higher Education & Student Affairs
University of California, Los Angeles – Cert | College Counseling
NACAC | IACAC | NEACAC | ACCIS
Business
Psychology
Education
International Relations
Art
Computer Science
Engineering
Environmental Science
Athletics
First-Generation College Students
STEM
Fun Facts
πŸ–
Describe yourself in five words
Determined, caring, outgoing, detailed-oriented, thoughtful

πŸ™
Best piece of advice
Students, don't take yourself too seriously during this process :)

πŸ’Ό
First job
Candy sales at an old fashion candy store/soda fountain in York Beach, Maine!

πŸ“š
Favorite book
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

πŸ““
Favorite subject in school
Anything humanities related

🎡
Favorite artist
Maggie Rogers

πŸ“Ί
Favorite TV show
Oh this is a tough one, but probably The Crown on Netflix

🍴
Favorite food
Greek or Thai

My process

As an advisor, my goal is to help students and families approach this process with a great level of organization and ease (and also some humor when needed!). This includes developing a list of "best fit" colleges for the student, creating an "early game plan" for Early Action and Early Decision, reviewing supplemental and personal essays, and assisting with financial aid planning. Most importantly, my goal is to help students gain the confidence and tools needed to advocate for themselves during this transformative process.
Chicago
10 years of experience
Providence College – BA | International Relations
Merrimack College – MEd | Higher Education & Student Affairs
University of California, Los Angeles – Cert | College Counseling
NACAC | IACAC | NEACAC | ACCIS
Business
Psychology
Education
International Relations
Art
Computer Science
Engineering
Environmental Science
Athletics
First-Generation College Students
STEM
Fun Facts
πŸ–
Describe yourself in five words
Determined, caring, outgoing, detailed-oriented, thoughtful

πŸ™
Best piece of advice
Students, don't take yourself too seriously during this process :)

πŸ’Ό
First job
Candy sales at an old fashion candy store/soda fountain in York Beach, Maine!

πŸ“š
Favorite book
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

πŸ““
Favorite subject in school
Anything humanities related

🎡
Favorite artist
Maggie Rogers

πŸ“Ί
Favorite TV show
Oh this is a tough one, but probably The Crown on Netflix

🍴
Favorite food
Greek or Thai
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.