Tag: admission counselors

How Should I Talk to Colleges as a High School Student?

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Striking the right tone in your communication with colleges is important. Learn how to do just that with this expert advice! read more

Making Powerful Connections at Your Colleges of Interest

Independent Educational Consultant

Making connections with people at your colleges of interest is a surefire way to narrow down your top choices and stand out in the college application process. read more

Connecting With Colleges During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Regional Director, Carnegie Dartlet

Going on campus visits may not be a possibility right now, but there are still plenty of ways to connect with colleges online. Learn how with this advice! read more

Good Writing About Bad Things: Irony and College Essays

Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

It's funny how college essay prompts that ask about bad experiences--from struggle and pain to perseverance and identity--often make for really good reading for admission counselors! read more

First-Generation Students and the College Search

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

The Ultimate Guide to College Admission Questions

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

How to Talk to Admission Officers in Person and Over Email

Freelance Writer

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

Getting to Know You, Through Holistic Application Review

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

Narrow Down Your College Choices


So you're looking at colleges, but how do you know which is the right one for you? Here's some of our best advice for narrowing down your college options. read more