By Sandy Furth and Robyn T. Moreth
Once you've decided to work with an admission counseling professional, you'll want to find an experienced counselor who can give your family honest, accurate, and individualized attention throughout the college search and application process. In your quest to find an ethical admission counseling professional who will help your student "survive and thrive" in college and beyond, use these guidelines:
A Good Counselor Should:
A Good Counselor Will:
A Good Counselor Will Not:
Your admission counselor is there to act as a guide throughout the college application process. While he or she is happy to be a resource for you and your child to turn to, the actual process of choosing and applying to a school is ultimately the student's responsibility. When working with a college admission counselor, a student will always be responsible for:
The bottom line however, is that there are great colleges out there, one of which is exactly the right fit for each student. The goal of any admission counseling professional is always to help a student find that perfect fit, while reducing stress and anxiety for both students and parents. It's the student at the core of the process, as it is the student who will be attending college, not the parent. We, as consultants will always have the student's best interest in mind.
Robyn T. Moreth has over a decade of experience in education. A former Spanish teacher, Ms. Moreth entered the field of counseling with the specific goal of helping students and their families with their post-high school plans. She holds a Masters Degree in School Counseling and Guidance and has worked as both a generalist and college/career counselor in two Illinois high schools in Township High School District 214. She has professional membership in the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA).
Sandy Furth has a MS degree from the University of Utah and her teaching certificate from University of Colorado. In addition, she received her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. Sandy has taught for over 20 years in Colorado, Japan, Malaysia and England as a Learning Disabilities Specialist and as a regular educator in all grades. She has consulted with international schools on ways to implement special education programs. While she works with students who wish to attend university in the US, she also works with students who wish to attend university in the United Kingdom. Sandy is a board member of a twice exceptional school in Littleton, Colorado and is a member of the following organizations: Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC).
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