Some people ask why one would seek the assistance of a professional college counselor. Different people seek us for different reasons. But a good College Consultant can do the following:
Pay attention to each student’s needs
Alleviate Stress for both student and parent
Give the student a competitive edge
Eliminate the confusion
College selection and application is a very time consuming process. counseling all types requires time and energy from a professional.
Choosing a college can be stressful for a variety of reasons. First, parents, who have been nurturing their children since the day they were born, have a hard time delegating this important decision to their children. Second, student are not always equipped to make this first great life decision: most students have not made their own educational decisions or chosen their schools.
College Admissions today seems much more competitive then ever before. More and more students are applying, and each student is applying to more colleges.
Eliminate the Confusion
We now have access to an abundance of information through the internet. But knowledge is not always bliss: there is an overwhelming quantity of information that does little to clarify our vision and answer our individual question. By focusing primarily on our student, the counselor can pull the information that is directly relevant to the student’s situation.
Save You Money
In today’s economy, almost all parents are looking for a bargain in higher education. The biggest sources of financial aid and scholarship money in the United States are the colleges and universities themselves. Colleges award better financial aid and scholarship packages to the student that best match their institutional values and priorities. This is where the “expert” comes in.