Are admissions officers open to establishing relationships with college counselors?

College Admissions

Our counselors answered:

Are admissions officers open to establishing relationships with college counselors?

Annie Reznik
Counselor/CEO College Guidance Coach

Are admissions officers open to establishing relationships with college counselors?

In most cases, admissions officers are eager to build relationships with counselors. Establishing a connection with a counselor lays the foundation for recruitment by empowering the counselor to convey messages for the college/university to a greater number of students and parents.

Reecy Aresty
College Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & Author Payless For College, Inc.

Are admissions officers open to establishing relationships with college counselors?

I would assume so to get a better idea of what a particular applicant has to offer a college other than just their numbers. I'm an unknown because of my financial aid strategies that guarantee to qualify families for maximum financial aid, and my successes at appealing unappealing financial aid award letters are legendary. Any college would always prefer to award less financial aid than more.

Kristina Dooley
Independent Educational Consultant Estrela Consulting

Are admissions officers open to establishing relationships with college counselors?

Absolutely! College counselors can provide great insight into a student's background, as well as serve as a valuable resource in learning more about a particular school. Admission officers may even reach out to college counselors when there are items in an applicants file that need more explanation.