Getting into college without the help of a school guidance counselor is like crossing the middle of a desert without a canteen. But what if your counselor is a washout? Here is one student's...
Getting into college without the help of a school guidance counselor is like crossing the middle of a desert without a canteen.
But what if your counselor is a washout? Here is one student’s successful strategy:
“During my senior year of high school, I was assigned to a guidance counselor who was not particularly helpful. I took some initiative and began approaching another counselor who took an active interest in his students.
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“By greeting him in the hallway and asking for his advice on colleges and future plans, I ended up creating a rapport with him. He began reminding me of application deadlines and strongly suggested several scholarships for which he thought I should apply.
“By graduation, I had racked up three scholarships that paid for my tuition to the University of Washington.”
Jennifer Lloyd, 2000 graduate of Lakes High School in Lakewood, June graduate of the University of Washington, and 2004 intern at The Seattle Times