How to Work with Your Senior’s College Counselor


Welcome, parents of the class of 2024 rising seniors! As the excitement or nervousness sets in for your senior, it's crucial to address an important question: 

Has your school’s college counselor been in touch with you and your 12th grader?

With August nearly over and the college application process fast approaching, it's essential to ensure that you and your student are well-informed and prepared. In this blog post, we will discuss the significance of staying connected with your school counselor and how Strategic Admissions Advice can help facilitate this essential relationship.

Understanding the Importance of Communication: 

  1.   Assisting Your School Counselor's Efforts: As school starts, your school counselor needs your cooperation to execute their responsibilities effectively. Your student's timely adherence to deadlines and adherence to a structured process are key to a successful college application journey.
  2.  Grasping Application Requirements: With the changing landscape of college admissions, it's important to comprehend the requirements for your child's applications. This is especially crucial in the context of test-optional environments and affirmative action considerations.
  3.  The Role of Parents: While your child takes the lead in the college application process, your support is invaluable. However, to provide effective support, you must have access to accurate and relevant information from the school counselor.

Taking Charge with Strategic Admissions Advice: 

  1. Schedule a Free Discovery Call: If you feel your school counselor's communication is lacking, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Strategic Admissions Advice offers a free Discovery Call to discuss your concerns and provide guidance on what steps should be taken.
  2.  Facilitating the College Application Process: Our strategy sessions can equip you with the necessary information and tools to ensure a smooth college application process for your child. We believe that when parents, school counselors, and students work together, success becomes attainable.

Avoiding Frustration and Confusion: 

  1.  Be Proactive, Not Reactive: Don't wait for school to start and then feel lost or uninformed about the college application process. Taking proactive steps now can save you from unnecessary stress and frustration later.
  2.   Nurturing a Collaborative Environment: Blaming the school counselor for any shortcomings isn't fair or productive. Instead, we advocate for parents, school counselors, and students to collaborate and create a supportive environment that fosters success.

As the college application process looms closer, staying informed and connected with your child's school counselor becomes paramount. Strategic Admissions Advice is here to help bridge any communication gaps and provide you with the necessary insights and tools to facilitate a successful college application journey for your child. Schedule your free Discovery Call now and let's work together to ensure a fulfilling and productive school year ahead.

Don't miss this opportunity to lay a strong foundation for your child's future. Let's make this school year one of growth, learning, and achievement. Contact us now, and let's embark on this journey together.

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