Hillsdale College Admissions

Admissions Office
33 East College Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Phone: (517) 607-2327
Fax: (517) 607-2223


Find Your Admissions Counselor

Katherine Vael


Email: kvael@hillsdale.edu
Phone: (517) 607-2421


Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin

About Kat

Kat arrived to the Hillsdale College campus as a member of the varsity volleyball team, who during her time claimed a conference title, two Sweet Sixteen appearances, a regional championship, and a Final Four appearance. As student-athlete, Kat was involved in the national literary honorary and Athletes Intervarsity. She also volunteered with the Salvation Army, Lockhaven, and Mary Randall preschool, and served on two mission trips in Hillsdale, joining fellow students to bring the love of Christ to the community. As an English major, she enjoys reading and hopes to one day join the ranks of published Hillsdale alumni.

In Her Own Words 

The sign drivers see when they enter Hillsdale simply states, “It’s the people.” Like most students, I have snickered at that statement throughout my years here, but truer words about the College may never have been spoken. The people of Hillsdale have made this experience such a beautiful blessing and an instrumental time in my life. Through Hillsdale, God has brought me into relationship with students, professors, and counselors who have molded my character and influenced my growth into the God-fearing woman I am today. My favorite memories of the College will always include these people God has blessed me with, and the friendships that have formed which will last a lifetime and continue to challenge me to grow in every way possible. As a Hillsdale alumna, I proudly join in proclaiming, “It’s the people.”

Regional Travel

Admissions Counselors spend time in both the spring and autumn months traveling their territories meeting with prospective students at high schools, college fair events, and even arranging personal appointments for regional Admissions interviews. Travel cities and dates will be listed below as they are made available. If you see a city near home listed and would like to request an individual Admissions interview, feel invited to make contact at the e-mail address or telephone number above to inquire about availability.


Admissions Viewbook

Experience Hillsdale College through the Admissions Viewbook! Available as a free iBook download through iTunes.
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