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Questions to Ask Your Counselor

You should meet with your counselor at least once a semester. They are a great resource, but they may have limited time due to the student to counselor ratio. It’s best to go into the meeting prepared with questions. Lighthouse Counselors work hand-in-hand with your guidance counselor to ensure you are prepared for and get into the school of your choice.

  1. What courses do I need to take to be ready for college?
  2. How should I plan my schedule so I’ll complete them?
  3. Which elective courses do you recommend?
  4. Which AP® courses should I consider taking?
  5. When is the PSAT/NMSQT® going to be given?
  6. How should I study for the ACT or SAT®, and is it given at this high school or do I need to go somewhere nearby? What prep course do you recommend?
  7. Do you have college handbooks or other guides that I can browse or borrow?
  8. What activities can I do at home and over the summer to get ready for college?
  9. What kinds of grades do different colleges require?
  10. Are there any college fairs at this school, or nearby?
  11. Can you put me in touch with recent grads who are going to the colleges on my wish list?
  12. Do you have any information to help me start exploring careers?
  13. If my colleges need a recommendation from you, how can I help you know me better, so it can be more personal?
  14. Are there any special scholarships or awards that I should know about now, so I can work toward them?
  15. Can I see my transcript as it stands now, to see if everything is as I think it should be?
  16. What forms do I use to apply for financial aid and where I can find them online?
  17. How does our school compare to others, in terms of test scores and reputation?

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