Today, I had the pleasure of chatting with Kelly Johnson. Kelly is an in-school counselor and also serves as Communications Chairman of the Indiana School Counselors Association.
In this episode, Kelly helps us understand the changing role of the in-school counselor. She also gives parents and students alike insight on how to best leverage the excellent resources available in their high school’s college counseling office.
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“We offer more than just guidance. We counsel in the social, emotional, and academic domains.”
“Students don’t always come to the counselor when they could get the help they need.”
“One common mistake families make is not saving enough for college. Another is not understanding the admission requirements of our 4 year colleges.”
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Reach out to your school counselor and show them a little bit of love.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: The College Solution by Lynn O’Shaughnessy*
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Parents should be sure their student is working as hard as they can.
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