by NYC College Line
It’s the start of New York College Application Week! Across the city, community-based organizations, high schools and other agencies will set aside hours to help students identify the right institutional fit, draft college essays and gather the required information for completing their applications.
Parents provide the much needed context when advisors are working with students. Oftentimes, what the student wants doesn't match what the student needs and parents can help shed light into some priorities. As college advising counselors, it's important that you find ways to be proactive about how to work with parents. Shaquinah Taylor-Wright offers 4 easy -to-follow tips for counselors on ways to help bridge the divide between college desires between students and parents.
by Jeff Makris
On any given day in college advising offices, counselors can be found working with a few high achieving students, a few struggling students and a lot more students who fall somewhere in between. Advisors are often caught between trying to help one student finalize scholarship essays, and helping another with limited literary skills with finishing an SAT registration by its deadline. Different students require different types of attention and service - and each take up time and energy.
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