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Hierarchy in College Admissions Office/Who to Hire

WillmomWillmom Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
I am looking at college counselors to help with my DC's application--people market themselves at all different levels.....
Assistant Dean, Director, Assistant Director, Associate Dean/Director, Admissions Officer, Reader, etc...I don't fully understand who does what. If I'm just looking for help, what would be the advantage of paying for a senior person over a seasonal reader...would a seasonal reader be good enough? A lot cheeper!

Please don't judge my looking at a private counselor. DC's guidance counselor has 500 students and we need some help with the logistics at the very least. Thanks.

Replies to: Hierarchy in College Admissions Office/Who to Hire

  • CaMom13CaMom13 Registered User Posts: 661 Member
    I would ask around at your high school and get personal recommendations. My older D's high school had a counsellor who bragged she had worked in admissions at Columbia and she was really horrible / useless ! Past jobs don't guarantee anything - Better to get someone who actually helps you get to where you want to go.
  • rphcfbrphcfb Registered User Posts: 178 Junior Member
    Don’t worry about people judging you. You do what you think is best to help your child with college admission. I agree that word of mouth/personal recommendation is a way to go. We got the name from a friend. We were charged only for the hours he worked with our D. No set amount. No package. We liked him and his way of doing business.
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