If you’re in the middle of applying to university or nearing that time in your life there are many factors to consider. The most common concern we hear is that the application process causes friction between parents and children. Parents need to know what is going on and their children are not always the best at communicating (or following through). An outside College Counselor will take much of that friction away by becoming the point person for your child and you get to be the cheerleader and enjoy them during their last year at home.
Most people would use a College Counselor if it was a free service, but when it comes to spending our hard earned money we become more thoughtful, especially when faced with all the expenses on the horizon.
Consider the expense of higher education. The average undergraduate college debt is a bit more than $30,000. That is in addition to whatever the student and family has spent on tuition, room & board, off campus housing, food, books, trips home, a car and insurance over four or more years. It's a sizable investment in their future and finding the school that gives you the best value for your investment should be a consideration.
There is a lot to navigate when it comes to the college application process. Between deciding where and when to apply, which majors you are interested in, how much money you can afford, how to apply for financial aid, and all of the emotions involved, it’s clear why having guidance is so important. Even when parents remember what it was like when they applied to college, today's application landscape is completely different and keeps changing all the time. You’ll need some help.
High School Counselors are a wonderful resource, but they may have hundreds of students they are trying to help. In addition to college applications, many are tasked with scheduling, social/emotional counseling, academic support, and parent meetings for students in grades 9-12. Getting face time with your counselor might be a real challenge, and getting consistent guidance can be nearly impossible.
If you decide you want to work with a private College Counselor, make sure they are certified to do the job. Qualified College Access Counselors earn their credentials from an accredited university program. They must be knowledgeable and ethical to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of college application. It’s important to make sure you work with a counselor who knows what they are talking about.
Our experienced college counselors at Next Level College Application know how to support you to gain momentum and confidence to take this next step of your life. We have helped hundreds of students navigate their college applications and attend universities all over the world.
We take the time to get to know you and your goals. We help design a plan to help you get there. Don’t worry. We’ve got you. Meet with a counselor today and see how we can help you. https://www.nextlevelapplication.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org