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

How Can I Help Students Apply to Reach Colleges?

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Not all students will get into the college of their dreams. Here's some expert advice on how to help students wanting to apply to reach colleges. 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

The Beginning of the End of AP Credit?

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Dartmouth College recently announced that they will no longer grant credit for AP exams. Could this mark the beginning of the end of the program? read more

Writing and Editing Tips for Counselors

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Among the many tasks of a college counselor are those of reviewing students' essays and writing letters of recommendation. Here are a few grammar tips and tricks to help you with both. read more