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Questions to Ask Your Counselor
Your counselor’s job is to help you make the best decisions along your road to success. If you don't know your counselor very well, you should make an appointment! She or he can help you:

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15 Questions
Here are some suggested questions for you to ask when you go to your counselors office. Remember, its always good to think ahead about what you want to ask or talk about.

  • What are the required and recommended courses -- for graduation and for college prep?
  • How should I work my schedule so I'll complete them?
  • What elective courses do you recommend?
  • What AP® courses are available?
  • Can I see my transcript as it stands now, to see if everything is as I think it should be?
  • When is the PSAT/NMSQTTM going to be given here?
  • Do you have any after-school or evening sessions available for college planning, the SAT or ACT?
  • If the SAT or ACT were to be dropped from college admissions criteria, what strengths should I focus on to increase my chances of getting into my first college choice?
  • What activities can I do at home and over the summer to get ready for college?
  • What kinds of grades do different colleges require?
  • Are there any college fairs at this school, or nearby?
  • If my colleges need a recommendation from you, how can I help you know me better, so it can be more personal?
  • What are the requirements or standards for the honor society?
  • Are there any special scholarships or awards that I should know about now, so I can work toward them?
  • Do you have any forms I need to apply for financial aid?
Reality Check
Remember that the person who is most responsible for your academic success is YOU. It's up to you to stay on top of opportunities and deadlines, to take control of your future.

Reference: The College Board

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