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College Counselors & Advisors

The USF Office of Admissions knows that college counselors and advisors are in the business of building futures. Answering questions and finding solutions for your students is how you get it done. That’s why we put together what you and your students need at your digital fingertips, with answers to questions such as:

TOOLS FOR COUNSELORS

 Keeping you informed is how we can best serve potential Bulls, and that is why we developed and continually update: 

  • The College Counselors’ Corner of the Admit-A-Bull Official Admissions Blog. Stories focus on tips and issues of interest to counselors and advisors.
  • The Counselor Toolkit. This is your USF clearinghouse for counselor-related information, from links to everything from data and tuition costs to testing, newsletters, and videos.

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If you still have questions after browsing our online resources, contact us at the Office of Admissions by email, phone, or fax. We want to help you help your students, so take our Counselor Survey and let us know if there are any other resources that would support you.

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Latest Posts from the College Counselors' Corner

How to Make Your Day More Productive: Tips for College Counselors

For college counselors, productivity is a measure of how many students can be helped in a day. Nationally, the average ratio of public-school counselors to students is 482-to-1. That means knowing how to make your day more productive is about effectively and efficiently handling a workload that is nearly double the recommended level of 250-to-1. The challenge is great, and the stakes are high.

Top Tips for College Counselors on Beating Summer Melt

In community college circles, summer melt is when students who enroll in the spring don’t show up come fall. With four-year colleges, melt is where students commit to school in the spring but never enroll. They say melt stops one-tenth or one-fifth or one-third or up to 40 percent of college-bound students, depending on who’s talking. You, however, know those statistics pile up one person at a time, and those numbers can represent names and faces you know. That’s why we want you to have our top tips for college counselors on beating summer melt.

Get Seniors Ready for College: Must-Do Tips for Counselors

College-bound seniors spend a sizable chunk of their final year of high school sweating the details of the college application process. It’s a test of patience and perseverance you can help them ace, especially if you don’t let scattergrams and endless paperwork squeeze the humanity out of the process. To help you get seniors ready for college, our must-do tips for counselors focus on human elements of the college challenge.