What Is College Counseling, Anyway?

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If you have never worked with a college counselor before, you might be wondering what they do. In short, a dedicated college counselor can help you focus and refine your efforts on every aspect of the college application process. This includes:

  • Exploring your interests and possible majors
  • Developing a list of schools you will apply to
  • Supporting you through the essay writing process

But that’s not all! The longer you work with a college counselor, the more assistance they can provide. A college counselor can also offer guidance and advice on:

  • Crafting a strong admissions package
  • Finding internships and leadership opportunities
  • Developing a resume
  • Creating a standardized test prep strategy
  • Preparing for campus tours
  • Practicing mock interviews
  • Waitlist and deferral strategies
  • Assistance making ‘the big decision’ – choosing the right college for you

In other words, a college counselor is here to answer any and all questions you have about the college application process. The result is clear: You are better prepared to apply for college.

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