Tag: college counselors

Do You Need to Spend Money on a College Counselor?

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

There's a lot of pressure when it comes to college admission. A private counselor could help you with the process, but do you really need one? Find out here. read more

Should You Hire a College Consultant for Your Student?

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Cofounder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

If the recent admission scandal has you questioning college counselors, you're not alone. Read on for the facts about real college counselors and what to look out for. read more

When to Ask Your School Counselor These Questions

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Freelance Writer

Need answers about the college search and application process? Don't be afraid to ask your counselor! Here are some important questions you should ask...and when. read more

Unicorns and Garbage Cans: The Impact of Tech on Access to Higher Education

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Author, College Admissions Expert, GATECollegeSystem.com

Mobile tech aimed at would-be college students is on the rise. But who really benefits from it? read more

Counselor Q&A: Writing an Effective Letter of Recommendation

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Marna Atkin of Atkin College Counseling answers questions about crafting persuasive letters of recommendation for your students. read more

10 Ways Counselors Can Foster a College-Bound Mindset

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College counselors are in an ideal position to help cultivate an environment in which college is not merely an option, but the option. read more

What is your approach for helping students who don't have the qualifications for their top-choice schools?

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We never treat students like they are fixed points in time and space--we help them think of ideas that take their ideas to the next level so that they can maximize their options for college. read more

20 Twitter Accounts Every College Counselor Should Follow

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

When it comes to the worlds of secondary and higher education, Twitter is a particularly effective social media platform. Here's a list of 20 accounts that every counselor should consider following. read more

Texas Lawmaker Gives Standardized Tests the Boot

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

In Texas, one lawmaker has proposed drastic changes to the state's education code, and it raises some important questions about standardized testing. read more

4-Legged Counselors and Other Student Stress Relievers

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Some high schools have come up with creative ways to help their students reduce stress and anxiety. read more