Getting into a college or university isn’t easy. Most schools are incredibly competitive to get into, and going through the admissions process alone can be daunting. With help from higher education consulting at Educational Attainment Services, you can have someone by your side throughout the process. If you’ve never considered working with a consultant, we have some reasons why you should.
Strategically plan high school classes
There are certain classes you’re going to take in high school that are more appealing to colleges and universities than others. For instance, most high school seniors are required to take a literature course. If you choose to take something like sports literature, you’re not going to be looked on as favorably as those who took British literature. Planning your high school courses takes strategy to help you get into the school you want to attend.
Help fill out applications
Applying for college can be a long and intimidating process. There’s often much more to filling out college applications than simply putting your name, address, and phone number on the form. You’ll likely have to answer essay questions, write a personal statement, and tell the school why you want to go there. A higher education consultant can provide you with expert advice regarding presenting yourself and your approach to writing essays and statements.
Provide the latest information in college admissions
The world of higher education experienced somewhat of a shift with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many schools dropped the SAT and ACT requirements for a year, and some decided not to bring them back. Your consultant can provide you with accurate information regarding standardized testing standards as well as updated tuition and housing costs so you can make the best decision for you.
It pays to know people in places you want to be. This can be a special organization, a job, or a university. Those who work in high education consulting often have strong networks that can help you get in and meet people where you want to be. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that they’re going to call in a favor from a friend to get you an admissions interview. Although it could help to get some attention on your application or fill you in on some of the latest news regarding admissions.
Identify schools that are a good fit for you
You’re not going to fit in at every school. Ivy League schools are often the goal of many ambitious students, but even those have specialty programs that might not fit your goals. For instance, someone who wants to go to business school will likely be a better fit for Harvard than a student who aspires to be a journalist. Your consultant can help you identify schools that fit your goals and personality, so you’re not wasting time or money on applications for places that don’t suit you.
Prepare for admissions exams
Many schools will still require you to take the ACT and SAT as a part of your admissions process. However, it’s important to remember that not every school requires both. Working with higher education consulting services will help you identify which schools require the ACT, which require the SAT, and those that don’t require either. Having this knowledge will make it much easier to study for entrance exams before you start applying.
Get in touch for help
You can get started with our higher education consulting services to get expert advice before and through the application process for college. Reach out to us at Educational Attainment Services to learn more about how we can help. Give us a call today at 800-706-4134 or send a message using our online contact form for more information.