For counselors: how to help seniors pick their college

With just over one month to go before the May 1 deadline for seniors to choose which college to attend, the dust of  admissions decisions begins to settle and students finally begin deliberating. In many ways, April can be the best month for counselors. Instead of dealing with admissions hypotheticals, we finally get to discuss available options.

While some families have a clear first choice among their college yeses, many do not. If you’re a newer counselor who hasn’t yet experienced the wonderful privilege of helping students make this important choice, here’s a past post, How to help students choose which college to attend, with some ideas to help you guide them.