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Why should you work with a College Counselor?

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.

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 your 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.

At Next Level College Application we are as transparent as we can be. Checkout out our Services, our Prices and schedule an appointment with a Counselor today.

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