Senior Year? 11 Questions to Ask Your Counselor

Counselors can help connect you with the right resources and advise you on the application process. By doing just a bit of preparation before going into these conversations, you can ensure that you get a most out of them.

Ask yourself:

  • Are you aware of any local scholarship opportunities you might be able to apply for?
  • Do you know kids who graduated from your school and went to college? What made them choose their schools? Have you connected with them to learn more?
  • Do you understand the forms and deadlines to apply for financial aid?
  • Do you know which teachers you’ll ask for letters of recommendation, and how you can make it easy for them to help you?
  • Do you know how to get your test scores and transcripts to go along with your college applications?
  • What schools are you considering applying to, and what interests you about these colleges?
  • If you’re not interested in college, what other options are you considering? What help do you need to get there?
  • Do you know if you qualify for fee waivers for your college applications?
  • Do you or your family need help filling out the FAFSA form?
  • Once you get accepted to the college you want to attend, what comes next?
  • Do you know what you should be doing over the summer to get ready for your move?