James G. Nondorf

James G. Nondorf

James G. Nondorf is Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining UChicago he served as Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Previous to this he was Director of Student Outreach in Admissions at Yale University. He began his career at Cambridge Technology Group, culminating in his role as president, and was a founding member of a charter school in Florida. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Yale University, and a Master of Liberal Arts Degree in Ethics from Valparaiso University.


Do admission counselors consider summer activities?

Admission counselors love to hear about the activities you've found engaging over the summer, but there aren't any particular activities we look for on applications. read more

When should I visit college campuses?

Most colleges and universities are open year-round for visits and campus tours. But the time of year you visit will impact what you see. read more

How do I find the right college for me?

This is really the million-dollar question, and, of course, there's no succinct answer. Sometimes I like to tell prospective students to think of it this way: you're not just deciding where to go to school, you're essentially looking for a new home for four years.read more

What should I do if I can't visit the colleges on my list?

Use your network and technology. Just because you can't visit doesn't mean one of your friends or family haven't. Maybe they know someone who has been to campus and can share their thoughts with you.read more

Who should I ask to write my college recommendation letters?

You should have people who know you really well write your letters of recommendation. Use the following rules of thumb as a guide to asking for letters of recommendations...read more