Tag: admission counselors

First-Generation Students and the College Search

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Assistant Director of Admission, Hawaii Pacific University

Relationships are instrumental to college search success for first-generation students, and it's especially helpful to form one with your admission counselor. read more

Top Questions to Ask College Admission Counselors

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Freelance Writer

Admission counselors are some of the most helpful people along the college process. Ask these questions to optimize your interactions with them. read more

4 Summer Activities That Will Impress Colleges

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Summer isn't all about getting ready for college...but it is a great time for that! And you can fit that stuff in around having fun and relaxing too. read more

How to Talk to Admission Officers in Person and Over E-mail

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Freelance Writer

Luckily, admission counselors are usually really nice, and it's easy to chat with them in person or over e-mail. Here are helpful tips for doing both. read more

The Ultimate Guide to College Applications: How to Stand Out from the Crowd

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Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid, Endicott College

All that soul searching to find the perfect college has come down to this, your application. But what actually goes into that mythical document? read more

Getting to Know You, Through Holistic Application Review

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Assistant Director of Admission, Agnes Scott College

As you painstakingly complete your university applications, you may be wondering how admission officers might evaluate these pieces of information. Well, we went right to the source to find out! Here, an international admission counselor explains the rationale behind holistic application reviews. read more

Should counselors develop relationships with admission officials; if so, how might that benefit students?

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When working in an independent school, many counselors build personal relationships with admission staffers . . . read more

Virtual College Counselors

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Market Research Senior Analyst, Carnegie Communications

In my last blog, I discussed admission counselors and how they can be a great resource to students going through the college search and application processes. Today, I want to discuss a new resource available to Massachusetts students. I was reading Boston.com a couple weeks ago and came across an article about virtual college counselors and thought it was a very interesting idea. read more

Narrow Down Your College Choices

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So you're looking at colleges. You want a school that's fun, affordable, and gives you the best education possible. But there's just one problem. Every college advertises itself as "Fun, affordable, and the best education." How do you know which is the right one for you? read more

Will joining a lot of clubs and activities boost my college application?

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Remember that quality of involvement is more important than quantity. Stick with activities that have always interested you, as most colleges can see through the applicant that pads their résumé, especially late in the game. read more