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...