Tag: counselor advice

Words of Encouragement for the Class of 2020

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High school and college seniors are missing out on a lot this year. Acknowledge your feelings and celebrate your accomplishments with this counselor advice. read more

What is the New Coalition Application?

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President and Founder of College Connections

You may have heard whispers of the new Coalition Application, an upcoming alternative to the Common Application. What do we know so far, and what questions remain to be answered? 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

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

How to Advise Future Transfer Applicants

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

With up to one-third of your students likely to become transfer applicants one day, discussing what the transfer process entails might be well-advised. read more

Help Students Minimize Student Loan Debt

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Help your students avoid the pitfalls of student loan debt without forfeiting a college education. read more

When Students are Waitlisted

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President and Founder of College Connections

When a student is waitlisted, college counselors must be armed with advice on the steps they can take to help secure their admission. Jeannie Borin offers her tips. read more

Teenagers in Literature

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Next time you're feeling like you and your students are living on different planets, try dipping into one of these entertaining and insightful reads. read more

Multitasking and Making Time for College Planning

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

High school counselors wear many hats. When there aren't enough hours in the day, how can you find extra time for college planning? read more