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What Your Admissions Counselor Can Do for You

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The college admissions process can seem daunting – but you’re not in it alone! Your admissions counselor can be a great resource for you throughout your college search. We’ve put together some information for you about getting to know your admissions counselor.

Colleges and universities assign admissions counselors to prospective students in many different ways. Most schools’ websites have resources to help you identify your admissions counselor.

At Meredith College, admissions counselors are assigned to work with prospective students based on where the student lives and what high school they attend. If you’re not sure who your admissions counselor is, you can use the Find Your Counselor resource on the Meredith College Admissions webpage.

The Benefits of Talking with an Admissions Counselor

In between school work, co-curricular activities, and everything else you have going on, adding in the task of getting to know your admissions counselor might seem stressful. However, working with your admissions counselor can help relieve some of your college search concerns.

If you have questions at any point during your college search or application process, your admissions counselor is only a call or email away. Having a person that you can reach out to directly for an answer can eliminate worry and wasting your time and energy. If your admissions counselor can’t answer a question directly, they can put you in touch with the right person or office on campus who can.

Connecting with Your Admissions Counselor

Whether you connect via email, phone, or in person, there are many different ways to meet your admissions counselor.

Campus visits and admissions events like open houses can provide great opportunities to introduce yourself to your admissions counselor. Admissions counselors at different schools participate in campus events in a variety of ways – interviews, information sessions, campus tours, etc.

If you’re unable to visit a school’s campus, it’s possible your admissions counselor will be coming to your high school for a visit or to a college fair near you. Connecting with your high school’s college counseling resources is a great way to stay informed about these types of events.

Other options for connecting with your admissions counselor include emailing, calling, and texting. If you have questions or would like more information about a college, many schools encourage you to reach out to your admissions counselor directly.

Topics to Talk About

Not sure how to get the conversation started or what you should ask your admissions counselor about? Admissions counselors can be great resources for learning more about topics like…

  • College application materials
  • Student life and clubs & organizations
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • College fit (Big school or small school? Rural, urban, or suburban?)
  • Campus visit options
  • Transferring credits from community colleges or AP tests
  • Getting connected with athletics
  • Application deadlines
  • Campus events

The More You Know

The more your admissions counselor knows about you, your academic interests, what you’re looking for in a college, and co-curricular activities you enjoy, the better they can help you and connect you with information that’s relevant to you. If a scholarship becomes available for your intended major or if a student organization you’re interested in has done something cool on campus, your admissions counselor can help keep you updated. Many admissions counselors say that getting to know prospective students and working with them throughout the college search process is the most fun and rewarding part of their job.

Your next step? Introduce yourself – your admissions counselor can’t wait to hear from you!

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