for the Outstanding College Counselor Award nomination form

WELCOME TO COLLEGE COUNSELING ASSOCIATES
At College Counseling Associates we offer a personalized approach. We work with each family and student to determine a list of best-fit colleges and an individualized application strategy. In Menlo Park since 1986, our counselors bring a combination of over fifty years of experience, and while each family works with one counselor, they benefit from the knowledge and experience of the whole team.

Over the years we have worked with students of all types, interests, and circumstances, including, but not limited to, Ivy League applicants, recruited athletes, performing artists, students with a low GPA, international applicants, students with learning differences, transfer students, students with health issues or those looking for alternative colleges. In addition to face-to-face office meetings, we can work by Skype, phone and email. We have counseled students from high schools all over the country, as well as clients living in Europe and Asia.

Families with in-depth questions about our services can book a free 30-minute consultation. (A free consult does not apply to transfer students)

ACCA American College Counseling Association

Welcome to the American College Counseling Association webpage

National Association for College Admission Counseling

Some counselor educators -- those charged with training school counselors -- have responded to this call by insisting a course focused on college counseling is unnecessary. As long as the essential college counseling skills are taught at some point in graduate school, they argue, what’s the value of a focused course?

The College Counselors :: The Counselors

Some counselor educators -- those charged with training school counselors -- have responded to this call by insisting a course focused on college counseling is unnecessary. As long as the essential college counseling skills are taught at some point in graduate school, they argue, what’s the value of a focused course?

International College Counselors
College counselors have the incredible responsibility of counseling students through some of the most consequential decisions of their lives. The term “college counselor” can refer to professionals who work in admissions, career services, academic counseling, or placement counseling, or to those who provide specialized psychological services in academic settings (typically a college or high school). In each of these roles, a counselor provides individualized attention to a student who is in the midst of making important decisions about course selection, job applications, financial aid, school admission, or graduation.College counselors assist impoverished students and those with learning disabilities; they can detect and report abuse, or help a student suffering from mental illness. They can help underprivileged students seek out desperately needed financial aid, or assist prospective college students in writing resumes and admissions essays. Because of the wide variety of services they may offer and students with whom they interact, college counselors have the opportunity to make a significant difference in students’ academic and personal lives.While the official duties of a college counselor are often fairly academic and organizational, they also can provide even more fundamental guidance to students experiencing academic difficulties or challenging life circumstances. As an in-house, licensed psychologist, a college counselor will often serve as the “first line of defense” when a student encounters personal difficulties, and can help direct them to many therapeutic and social services.Most educational institutions require that candidates possess a bachelor's degree and teaching licensure, although some prefer candidates who have obtained a master’s degree or higher. Many college counselors hold undergraduate degrees in fields such as education and , though this varies. Counselors who have a degree in another field may find it advantageous to counsel students who are pursuing education or a career that resembles the counselor's own discipline, such as the hard sciences or history. For example, a college counselor who has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology may counsel pre-med students.
College Counselors - UC San Diego Admissions

About Us - International College Counselors

Lone Star College counselors are master’s level counseling professionals who are trained to assist you in meeting your academic, career and personal goals. Change, stress and personal growth are all elements of the college experience. We are dedicated to helping you succeed through a variety of services.

About us. Read about the expert college advisors at International College Counselors

College Counseling - Middlesex School

Welcome community college/2 year college counselors! Joseph Bednorz here, the Chair of the ACCA Community College Task Force. The special webpage for community college counselors started with the vision from the ACCA Community College Task Force, and thanks to the efforts of ACCA this webpage has become a reality.

Welcome community college/2 year college counselors

Academics - College Counseling - Regis Jesuit High School

At another New York independent school, Lily completely restructured their college counseling program. This school had no students admitted to the Ivy League or
highly selective colleges for several years. With Lily heading up the process, each year students were admitted to every Ivy League, and the percentage of the
graduating class attending Ivy League became 26% (of the entire class).