Michelle Teegarden

Michelle Teegarden

Senior Associate Director of Admission and Transfer Coordinator
Call me: 802.654.2542
Text me: 802.661.4115

States Represented:

Vermont (outside Chittenden County)

Best tip for students coming for a campus visit

Learn as much as you can (from our website, social media, guidance counselor, current students and alumni, etc.) in advance of your visit. Whether you attend a group session or meet individually with an admission counselor, formulate questions that will address your interests in academics, campus/residence life, athletics, the Burlington area, etc.

Campus tours are very important during a visit since it not only provides you with lots of information but gives you an opportunity to meet a current student and ask him/her questions.

Don't leave campus without learning about our admission requirements and the profile of a typical admitted student. You want to determine as much as possible from the campus visit whether or not Saint Michael's College is a good match for you in regard to academics, campus life and location.

Best tip for students applying to Saint Michael's:

Most importantly choose college prep courses in English, math, science, foreign language and social studies through senior year and earn B's or better in as many of your classes as possible. Always be a strong self-advocate and clearly communicate your interest in Saint Michael's through correspondence, interviews and inquiries. 

What do you enjoy most about being an admission counselor?

Getting to know students and their families and assisting them through the college search/application process from the earliest stages of inquiry to the final stages of enrollment. There's nothing more satisfying about my job than making the process less stressful, less mysterious and more enjoyable for students.


Working in higher education is particularly gratifying at a college like Saint Michael's that is so committed to the academic, social and spiritual integrity of the entire community of students, faculty and staff.


Indiana University, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences/Biology, 1981

Favorite Books

The Help by Kathryn Stokett
The World According to Garp by John Irving
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Favorite Movies

Forrest Gump, A Beautiful Mind, Crash 

Favorite CD

Sara Bareilles, Little Voice
Maroon 5, Songs About Jane
James Taylor, Greatest Hits 

Favorite Quote

Be guided by love, not fear. 

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