High school stress and anxiety can reach its climax during the college application process. Many students feel as thought their entire future is resting on the decisions they make now and their ability to achieve admission to their ideal school. Both parents and students may feel lost about how to choose the ideal school and how to submit the best application. High school counselors are unlikely to have the time to work with each student to meet their individual needs regarding the college selection and application process. This is why you should consider a private college counselor.
The Admissions Process
A private college counselor is not for the sole purpose of getting a student in to their ideal school. A student’s achievements and involvement will ultimately earn admissions to college. However, a counselor can help a student bring out their best qualities and show their individual personalities so that admissions officers can see how a student might thrive at their institution.
Finding the Right Fit
Private college counselors provide other services that are helpful as well. A college counselor can provide extensive information about different schools. Their intimate knowledge about the quality of educational programs, as well as culture and environment is extremely valuable. They can work with student to discover the best educational match. They may suggest a school that wasn’t even on a student’s radar, but would be a perfect fit.
In addition, if your student has struggled in high school, a private counselor may help your student find a school that will appreciate their unique achievements and individual personality.
Suggestions, advice and encouragement are usually much more welcome from an impartial third party than from parents. It is easier for a counselor to help a student consider their values and vision and help them take the appropriate steps to pursue them, than for a parent to influence a decision without conflict.
A private college counselor can play a significant role in helping you navigate the maze that is the college application process. Reduce stress and anxiety on your family by hiring a college counselor to help your student find a college where they will excel.
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