Question by  spriteguy (43)

What can you tell me about appearing in front of a counselor for college admissions?

As part of being accepted to the college of my choice I need to to met with a counselor and do not know what to expect.


Answer by  Janel (72)

A counselor will probably ask you about your personal, academic, and professional goals, and why you want to attend their program. You will want to dress and speak professionally. Also, keep at least one question in mind for the counselor, so he or she knows you are proactive and interested.


Answer by  alz (2329)

The key to this is being yourself, but making sure you represent that in a professional, mature manner. Don't try to be something you're not.


Answer by  PaulaHarris (59)

If you are a serious applicant, the meeting will go smoothly. First and foremost, the counselor wants to be convinced you have a clear focus about your academic goals and major choice. If you reflect on these aspects and formulate articulate statements, you are certain to make a positive impression.


Answer by  tjshirley (116)

First of all, make sure to dress appropriately. First impressions are very important. Most college admission counselors want to make sure that you are a good fit for their school. Especially if the college is unsure whether to admit you, your interview could be the tipping point. However, if you are already in good standing, it will confirm their choice.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Have all your ducks in a row- be prepared. Take three deep breaths, remember, You are READY to do this. Research articles on how best to prepare yourself, know the college, and what they are looking for in YOU, to contribute to them, but also what you want from them.


Answer by  patti (29325)

It sounds like the college requires an interview as part of the admission process. This is very common in small, private schools, but not limited to that type of institution. The counselor will ask why you want to attend school there, what you plan to study, what are your hobbies, interests, etc.


Answer by  BeccaBug (19)

College counselors want to see the level of maturity a student presents. They want to see that you are prepared for the school academically and holistically.


Answer by  Alisa (903)

Most of the time it is just too see what the school can offer you. They will decide if you should need a certain program or tutor group or help with financing, etc. They want to make your move to college an easy one. Do not stress it, it is nothing to worry about.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

They will want to know what you intend to accomplish at the school. How will you pay for it? What will you major in? Where will you live?

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