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Free Public College May Change the Way Universities Recruit Students

It is no secret that college is more expensive and more important than ever, with tuition costs on the rise and the requirement of a postsecondary degree becoming more common. Tuition-free public education is a hot topic at the moment, and it has been implemented in...

Relationships Between College Counselors and Admissions Officers

Connections between high school college counselors and admissions officers are often mutually beneficial, although they can be tricky to navigate. While the willingness to form these relationships can vary, many admissions officers are open to, if not actively seeking...

Working with Counselors for Gaining Applicants with Learning Disabilities

Just because a student has a learning disability does not mean they won’t excel and bring pride to your school as well as any other person.  High schools get the opportunity to give students coping strategies and an insight into their individual learning processes. ...
Relationships Between College Counselors and Admissions Officers

Relationships Between College Counselors and Admissions Officers

Connections between high school college counselors and admissions officers are often mutually beneficial, although they can be tricky to navigate. While the willingness to form these relationships can vary, many admissions officers are open to, if not actively seeking...

Channeling College Admissions Funnel

Channeling College Admissions Funnel

Successful universities build their reach and influence through an increasing number of enrolled students. A healthy and growing student body will ultimately affect your faculty, staff, budgets, and the programs that impact your educational organization. This is why...

Counselors Guide Students by What Colleges Desire in Applicants

Counselors Guide Students by What Colleges Desire in Applicants

Higher education schools should contact high school counselors to help provide them guidance on how they can effectively guide students to their institutions.  By educating high school counselors on what is looked for in potential applicants, they can directly guide...

High School Counselors are Specialists

High School Counselors are Specialists

Most, if not all, colleges and universities have enrollment recruiters that are using every possible marketing tactic to meet their enrollment goals. High school counselors play a huge role in these tactics. As new marketing tactics are developed quickly and...

Choosing a College Counselor

Choosing a College Counselor

Many high school students will decide to hire an independent college counselor to supplement the support they receive from their high school counselor. Always setup an initial discussion with any potential counselor. The following questions will help you decide if a...

How Can Colleges Make an Impact?

How Can Colleges Make an Impact?

High School Counselors can provide insight into what high school students want when they are interacting with college admissions officers. The counselors acknowledged that students are fickle. So, how can colleges make an impact with potential students? 18-year-old...

Increase Your Effectiveness as a High School Counselor

Increase Your Effectiveness as a High School Counselor

One of the main goals of a dedicated high school counselor is to guide students towards their future. The key to this is having the right information to provide to them. However, this can become rather challenging with how fast college expectations and requirements...

Up-To-Date High School Counselor Email Lists

Up-To-Date High School Counselor Email Lists

High school counselors, guidance counselors, career counselors and education counselors maintain an important role in the education system as hired advisors. The average high school student will always seek assistance from their counselor. This can include choosing...

Applying to University: Your High School Counselor’s Role

Applying to University: Your High School Counselor’s Role

Your guidance or college counselor is the most important people in your school life. Counselors can help even an average student apply and gain admission to a first-rate college or university. In the US, counselors send their students' high school transcripts to...

Hack the Scholarship Game

Hack the Scholarship Game

Scholarships Can Make Higher Education Attainable Listen very closely, Cappexians: Scholarships can make higher education attainable. I want you to repeat that a couple dozen times to yourself while you scroll through your scholarship matches, while you Google...

College Admissions: New Student Information Forums

College Admissions: New Student Information Forums

New Student Information Forums Universities and colleges throughout US have rightly realized the importance of marketing their services to prospective students. This is the reason why we have seen a tremendous increase in expenditure budgets of HE admission and...

Scholarships Expiring January 2018

Haven’t gotten around to applying for scholarships yet? That’s alright for a number of reasons — the general idea of scholarships doesn’t have a deadline. You can start applying for them just about whenever you feel like it, however, we do recommend starting sooner...

How to Handle Your First College Winter

Unless you’re going to college in California, Florida or another sunny locale, it’s possible your first college winter will be harsher than any you’ve lived through before. Here are some tips on how to survive your first college winter. Layer Up Layering clothes is...

How to Narrow Your List of Colleges

Rather than applying to dozens of colleges, choose 12 at most. Here are some things to keep in mind when narrowing your list of colleges: Acceptance Rate If you’ve had your heart set on a college for years, you should give it your best shot, even if it seems like...

Benefits of Attending a Small College

Small colleges and universities — institutions with 1,000 students or less — offer students a more intimate college experience than large universities. Classes are small and less likely to be held in large lecture halls. In fact, students are more likely to develop...

College Advice: How I Read An Application

At this time of year, college admissions officers like me are bleary-eyed from weeks of reading applications. Many of us are now in committee sessions, determining which applicants will receive offers of admission.  At the very few super-selective,...

How to Pick Safety Schools

You should aim for your dream colleges in the college application process, but you can’t be certain of anything. It's important to apply to at least one college where you're guaranteed acceptance. These colleges are known as safety schools and...

Pros and Cons of Rural, Suburban and Urban Campuses

For many students, location is an important factor when choosing a college or university. Depending on your personality and goals, you may be more inclined toward a rural, urban or suburban campus. Here are some of the pros and cons for each category: Rural Colleges...

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