Putting Together the College List: The College Counselor’s Role

A strong college counselor stands out as the best possible source of suggestions on specific colleges and universities that you child should consider.  Those at the top of their field, like Fieldston's Laura Clark, know both your child and the college landscape.  You typically hear from your child's counselor for the first time in the … Continue reading Putting Together the College List: The College Counselor’s Role

Strengthening Your Child’s Counselor Recommendation

Unlike with his teachers, your child does not get to choose who writes his counselor recommendation.  High schools use their own self-defined criteria to assign students to counselors, generally with little or no input from families.  That person writes your child's counselor recommendation—regardless of how well the two know each other—and acts as your child's … Continue reading Strengthening Your Child’s Counselor Recommendation