Whatever you call the school counselor at your child’s high school -- guidance counselor, college counselor, etc -- please know that they are an integral part of the college application process. A few elements of their job are:
to offer college advice to you and your child
weigh in on the selection of courses for each year
write a school counselor recommendation on behalf of your child
send the transcript
communicate with colleges about your child’s application and interest
Some school counselors do this better than others, and usually, it depends on their caseload of students.
As a parent, you should attend any college preparation presentations that your school offers.
There are specific questions that every college counselor should be able to answer for you. Here are just a few:
Class of 2023
Do you have access to my child’s Common Application?
Do you review essays? For grammar? Proofreading?
How many colleges will visit our school virtually in the Fall?
When will you send transcripts to schools?
Does the school offer interview preparation?
This is the information you need for your child to be successful in this process. If these questions are not getting answered, I may be able to help. You can inquire about our services at: [email protected] or I can build your kid’s college list. https://www.strategicadmissionsadvice.com/collegelistbuilder
Regardless, you do not have to do this alone. Let us help!