A consultant should help reduce anxiety for parents and students during the college admissions process, according to a recent article in U.S. News & World Report.
I recently posted a response to the college admissions scandal, and included valuable information on the credentials parents should look for when considering hiring a college consultant.
Here’s another worthwhile read from USN:
OPERATION VARSITY Blues, as the FBI dubbed it, is the college admissions scandal heard around the world.
The alleged bribery scheme to help the children of wealthy parents get into elite institutions ensnared Hollywood actresses, business moguls and college coaches accused of helping rig the system by creating a “side door” into schools, circumventing the normal admissions process. Working with an independent college counselor, parents allegedly tried to gain an edge by having students admitted as athletes – despite not playing sports – and changing their standardized test scores.
Now the scandal has cast college consulting in a negative light, prompting some professionals to call for a recommitment to ethics in the industry.