A lot of families figure they’ve got this college admissions thing down. After all, your parents probably went through the application process, so they know what to do. Besides, your school has plenty of counselors on staff – they’ll help, right?
In truth, most students can benefit from a good college counselor outside of school. Most public schools just aren’t very well-equipped to provide personalized college admissions counseling: On average, each public school counselor is in charge of almost 500 students, and only about 1 in 4 public schools employ counselors dedicated solely to college admissions support. As a result, most schools offer the bare minimum of college counseling.
Truly personalized college counseling can help you in a million different ways. A dedicated college counselor can help you:
- Pick the right classes
- Balance your time so that you can focus on getting top grades
- Figure out which standardized tests to take and when
- Find the right test prep approach for you
- Weigh the pros and cons of different extracurricular activities
- Identify safety schools, target schools, and reach schools so that you have plenty of options to choose from
- Come up with a plan for applying to college so that you don’t miss deadlines
- Write stellar essays for your college applications
The college admissions process is no walk in the park – make sure you have the support you need every step of the way. Contact your local C2 Education center today to schedule a free college admissions advising session to plan a year-by-year strategic path to college.