Carroll College, Helena Montana

Admission Counselors

The Carroll College Admission Counselors welcome you

The Office of Admission at Carroll College would like to meet with you when you come to visit! We look forward to working with you and appreciate the opportunity to help you as you journey through your college search.

A few tips from our counselors:

  • Search and apply early.  It probably goes without saying that leaving your college search until the last minute or spending your whole senior year working on college applications is not the best plan! Connect early with admission representatives from the schools you are considering and get the ball rolling.
  • Ask lots of questions. You should be considering a number of schools, and a good admission counselor knows this. They should be of assistance not only in answering questions about their college, but also offer general insight to help you in your college search. It helps to have a good relationship with your admission counselor so they can help you make the best decision. After all, it’s your future and you want  to find the college that is the best fit for you .
  • Spend time on your decision. Choosing the right school is a BIG decision, so take some time with the schools you are considering. Don’t just jump from website to website and think that you will learn all you need to know about the college. You’re trying to determine which of these colleges will be your home for the next 4-5 years so take the time to strongly consider your options. These are important years filled with learning, both in and out of the classroom, and working on becoming the person you were meant to be! Big decisions require time - so take it!
  • Visit campus in person. Campus visits are the best way to get a good feel for a college. You want to be able to see what campus life is like, interact with current students and faculty, even try out the campus cuisine, everything that is really going to round out your college experience.

Take a moment to meet your Admission Counselor below!

> International student?US citizen living abroad?

Ty Eisbach

Ty EisbachSenior Associate Director of Admission

Territory: Oregon, Western Washington

Phone: 503 281 3079
Location: Portland, OR

Why I think you'll love Carroll College

Being a small, private liberal arts college doesn’t make Carroll unique but we are distinguished in many ways. Carroll has been competitive nationally in a number of our academic majors most notably in biology where Carroll has ranked in the 95 percentile for the past nine years on the Educational Testing Service’s major field test in biology, a ranking that places our biology students in the top tier of over 13,000 college and university students nationwide. And Carroll’s overall pass rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam is 90%, compared to a national pass rate of about 75%.

I experienced this first hand as a student and continue to hear this amongst our students today. Helena, Montana also provides a beautiful backdrop in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, a capitol city with many cultural events, live music and outdoor activities to take part in which only adds to the Carroll experience.

Ryan Liberg

Ryan LibergAdmission Counselor

Territory: Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Northwest Montana

Phone: 406 447 4382

Why I think you'll love Carroll College

I think that you’ll love Carroll College because it is more than simply an institution of higher education, it is a community. Being a small private liberal arts college, you are not just a number here at Carroll. You have a name, hometown, family, hobbies, and many more unique things about you that will be noticed by your peers, the staff, as well as your professors. The members of this community truly care about these details. They will personally invest in your education, and more importantly your development as you mature through your college years.

If you’re like me and can see the value in a college that will commit to your personal growth and success, come invest yourself in our community and I am sure that you will find yourself loving Carroll College almost as much as it loves you.  

Kaelynn Olsen

Kaelynn OlsenAdmission Counselor

Territory:  Eastern Montana, Helena, Nevada, Transfer/Re-admit/Post-bac students and New students starting in the spring, and Transfer Nursing

Phone: 406 447 4386

Why I think you'll love Carroll College

I think there are many reasons you will love Carroll, mostly because it has something to offer everyone.  We have amazing science programs, fantastic art opportunities, and enlightening lectures.  You can learn how to play quidditch, or cheer on a nationally ranked football team.  You can go hiking and mountain biking, or learn how to crotchet.  Take in a movie or stroll the boutiques.  The possibilities are endless!  Chances are that you will meet several other students and maybe a professor who will want to tag along.  Carroll’s small campus provides an amazing family environment perfect for nurturing your mental, physical, and spiritual growth.  Here at Carroll you will build relationships that will last a lifetime, leave with phenomenal memories, and gain an education that will lead you to endless opportunities.   

Come for a visit and you’ll never want to leave, I know I haven’t.

Laurie Rodriguez

Laurie RodriguezAssociate Director of Admission

Territory: Central and Western Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Eastern Seaboard, California, Alaska,  Southwest and Central U.S.

Phone: 406 447 5483

Why I think you'll love Carroll College

Quite simply, the people.  If you’re looking for a caring, community environment, with collaborative learning opportunities – Carroll is the place. Smaller class size doesn’t mean "limited." It means supportive and encouraging. It demonstrates flexibility and creates an opportunity to discover and explore various educational and extracurricular endeavors.

Carroll College is a community of talented and caring people genuinely dedicated to the success of students by challenging their intellect; supporting their achievements and helping them realize their dreams.

Carroll College has, and always will hold a special place in my heart. As a student and a staff member, Carroll has provided me endless opportunities for self-discovery, personal growth, life-long learning, lasting friendships, professional experience, exploration of faith, strength of character and achievement of dreams.

I invite you to visit campus - experience Carroll College for yourself, to see exactly why you’ll love it here too!

Cynthia Thornquist

Cynthia ThornquistDirector of Admission and Enrollment

Territory: Southwest Montana, Southern Idaho, Midwest and Southern U.S.

Phone: 406 447 4389

Why I think you'll love Carroll College

You will love Carroll College because we have the most compassionate and energetic students. I have become friends with so many of the terrific students who were here, studied hard, accomplished amazing things both on and off campus, and have gone on to do the same compassionate things in their communities and in the world. Carroll's students make this place the special place that it is. I say without any reservation that you will make friends for life at Carroll... and that's why you'll LOVE Carroll College!

Michelle Lewis

Michelle LewisDirector, International Admission and Student Services

Territory: Colorado, International Students & US citizens living abroad

Phone: 406 447 5406
Skype: carroll_college_ipo

Why I think you'll love Carroll College

The campus and the Helena community are beautiful and very safe; our fantastic location in the Rocky Mountains means fresh air, blue skies and lots of opportunities to hike, fish, ski and snowboard.   The people are very welcoming and friendly; many students are engaged in incredible volunteer and social justice projects and the faculty go out of their way to help students. As you compare colleges and universities, keep in mind Carroll’s small classes and friendly atmosphere. The value and the quality of education that you receive is recognized in our rankings. You will actually get to know your professors, which is so important for going on to graduate or professional study since recommendations are a large part of the graduate and professional school admissions process.