College for Women Admission Counselors

Find Your Counselor

Find your counselor based on the state, Minnesota town, or Twin Cities area code where you attend high school. We also have designated admission counselors for transfer students.

For general help, or for assistance in identifying your counselor, reach out to or 800-656-KATE(5283).

Photo of Transfer Student Counselor Mia Austin
Mia Austin

Advising transfer students from Anoka Technical College, Hennepin Technical College, and all 4-year colleges and universities in Minnesota.

Schedule a virtual appointment with Mia

Anna Grelson, Assistant Director of Admission, College for Women
Anna Grelson

Advising students from:

Twin Cities Areas: Annandale, Apple Valley, Buffalo, Buffalo Lake Hector, Burnsville, Central (Norwood/Young America), Chanhassen, Chaska, Dassel-Cokato, Delano, Eagan, Eagle Ridge Academy, Eastview (Apple Valley), Eden Prairie, Eden Valley-Watkins, Edina, Farmington, First Baptist, Gibbon/Fairfax/Winthrop, Glencoe, Holy Spirit Academy Monticello, Holy Trinity-Winsted, Hopkins, Howard Lake, Hutchinson, Kimball Area, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Lester Prairie, Litchfield, Lutheran Mayer, Maple Lake, Maplewood Academy, Minnetonka, Mound Westonka, New Century Charter-Hutch, Orono, Park Center, Princeton, Robbinsdale Armstrong, Robbinsdale Cooper, Rockford, Rosemount, School of Environ. Studies, Shakopee, St. Louis Park, Waconia, Watertown Mayer, Wayzata, and Zimmerman.

States: Illinois, Ohio.

Schedule a virtual appointment with Anna

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India Klipfel

Advising international students, and students from:

States: APO/FPO, Delaware, District of Columbia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

Michael Larson
Michael Larson

Advising transfer students from Dakota County Technical College, and all out-of-state 2- and 4-year colleges and universities.

Schedule a virtual appointment with Michael

headshot of College for Women Admissions Counselor Anne Moe
Anne Moe '14

Advising students from:

Twin Cities Areas: Al Amal (Fridley), Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Braham, Brooklyn Center, Cambridge, Cambridge Christian, Centennial, Champlin Park, Chisago Lake Baptist, Chisago Lakes Senior, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Forest Lake, Fridley, Hinckley-Finlayson, Irondale, Mahtomedi, Maple Grove, Mora, Moundsview, North Branch, North St. Paul, Osseo, Pine City, Roseville, Rush City, Spring Lake Park, and St. Francis.

Other zip codes within Minnesota: 556-558

States: Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York.

Schedule a virtual appointment with Anne

Photo of Admissions Counselor Autumn Mortenson
Autumn Mortenson '20

Advising students from:

Minneapolis and St. Paul Charter Schools

Twin Cities Areas: ALC Gateway to College, Becker, Big Lake, Como Park, East Ridge, Elk River, Harding, Highland Park, John A. Johnson, Math & Sci Acad (Woodbury), Monticello, NE Metro 916 ALC, Park Senior, Rogers, Southwest, Spectrum (Elk River), St. Anthony Village, St. Michael-Albertville, Washburn, and Woodbury.

Other zip codes within Minnesota: 563-567

Schedule a virtual appointment with Autumn

Sue Rudd
Sue Rudd 

Advising students from:

Home school

Twin Cities private high schools

Select Minneapolis and St. Paul Charter Schools: Creative Arts School, FAIR School, Hiawatha Collegiate High School, Nova Classical Academy, STEP Academy Charter.

States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee.

Advising transfer students from Inver Hills Community College, Normandale Community College, and Saint Paul College.

Schedule a virtual appointment with Sue

Photo of Elly Schaefer, Admissions Counselor, standing on the front Derham porch
Elly Schaefer

Advising students from:

Twin Cities Areas: Bethlehem Academy, Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Cannon Falls, Faribault, Goodhue, Hastings, Jordan, Lincoln (Lake City), Medford, New Prague, Northfield, Northfield School of Arts, Owatonna, Randolph, Red Wing, Richfield, Shattuck-St. Mary's, Sibley East, Simley, South St. Paul, St. Croix Prep, Stillwater, Tartan, Two Rivers, and White Bear Lake.

Other zip codes within Minnesota: 559-562

States: Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Wisconsin.

Schedule a virtual appointment with Elly

Jenn Searles
Jenn Searles '98

Advising transfer students from Century College, Dougherty Family College, and North Hennepin Community College.

Schedule a virtual appointment with Jenn

Mainhia Thao ’18, counselor for College for Women
Mainhia Thao ’18

Advising students from:

Twin Cities Areas: Central, Community of Peace, Edison, Henry, Hmong Academy, Humboldt, Minneapolis North, Minneapolis South, Roosevelt, Ubah Medical Academy, and Washington Tech.

States: California, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

Schedule a virtual appointment with Mainhia

headshot photo of Dunn Yoshitani, Director of Transfer Admission
Dunn Yoshitani

Advising transfer students from Alexandria Tech & CC, Anoka Ramsey, Central Lakes, Fond du Lac, Lake Superior, Minneapolis (MCTC), Minnesota North, Minnesota State College SE, Minnesota State CTC, Minnesota West CTC, Northland CTC, Northwest Tech, Pine Tech & CC, Ridgewater, Riverland, Rochester CTC, South Central, and St. Cloud Tech & CC.

Schedule a virtual appointment with Dunn