The College Counselor reports to the Assistant Head and is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including the following:
Educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting classes of 30-50 seniors and families as they go through the process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
Meeting with all college admissions representatives who visit our campus and facilitating meetings between college representatives and our students. The College Counselor also serves as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year.
Administering the College Counseling Office budget and purchasing, maintaining, and sharing information on colleges, college guides, scholarships, financial aid, and paying for college.
Develops a profile of students attracted to the college by conducting research; interviewing applicants; designing questionnaires for current students; analyzing questionnaire results; conducting focus groups.
Evaluates recruitment techniques by determining the effectiveness of each recruitment technique used by admissions; discerning the appeal of admissions literature; defining the expectations of the college to be instilled in incoming students by the admissions staff.
Recruits students by visiting high schools; attending college nights; visiting community colleges and technological institutions.
Welcomes prospective students by processing paperwork; interviewing applicants; arranging and conducting campus tours; conducting follow-up activities such as letter writing and phone-calling campaigns.
Maintains recruiting operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.