Student Information Profile
Helping you begin your college planning journey requires self reflection and us getting to understand your educational, co-curricular and possibly career aspirations. Often times beginning your search requires you to sit and reflect on your educational experiences. Remember, no one knows you better than yourself.
Below are questions we ask students. There are no right or wrong answers. What we’re looking for are honest, reflective responses from you. You don’t have to answer in complete sentences; Notes are just fine.
- Name, Mailing Address, Current High School, GPA, Anticipated Graduation Date, and Email address.
- Are you planning to go to college and why?
- What do you like most about your high school? Why?
- Tell us about your favorite class. Why is it your favorite?
- What classes are most challenging for you? Why?
- Do you enjoy participating in your classes? Do you find yourself participating in a type of class more than another?
- Do you have a favorite teacher? Without giving names, why is this person a favorite of yours?
- Do you read outside of school? If yes, what kinds of books interest you? If not, why?
- Do you write outside of school?
- Tell us a little about your volunteer experiences….
- Tell us a little about your work experiences….
- Are you involved in school co-curricular activities? What are they?
- Do you play high school sports? What sport(s)?
- Are you hoping to play college sports?
- Is there any aspect of the college search process makes you nervous? If yes, what might it be.
- Is there any part of the upcoming college search where you and your parent(s) or guardian might disagree on?
- Do you have any search requirements when looking for a college?
- What do you think are the most important criteria in the search for the “right” college for you?
- Are you ready to go on to college? Why do you think you are (or not)?
- Last question, what do you hope to get out of your college experience?
The journey from high school to finding the most appropriate group of colleges for your son or daughter can and often is a very stressful endeavor. As an independent counselor one of my roles in this process is creating a partnership with parents or guardians throughout the college search process. My role is to educate and along with the parent(s) to successfully build that transitional bridge from high school to college.
I find it very helpful to get your perspective on your child as we begin the college search and admission process. When you have a moment, please complete the following questions and email them to me one week prior to our appointment. Remember our appointment can be done either in person or over the phone.
- Your son or daughter’s full name:
- Name of High School:
- City and State of High School:
- Parent(s)/Guardian Name:
- Telephone: Home/Business
- Has your son or daughter’s high school experience been a positive one? How so?
- How do you think your son or daughter learns best? Visual, Auditory, etc?
- What kind of educational environment do you think works best for your son or daughter?
- All of our children have strengths and weaknesses. What would you say are your son or daughter’s strengths and weaknesses?
- How do you feel about your son or daughter getting ready to experience college? Do you think he or she is ready? Are you confident in your son or daughter’s ability to succeed academically and socially at college?
- Are there any aspects of the college search process that you and your child disagree on?
- If you attended and/or graduated from college yourself, are you hoping for your child to attend the same institution?
- How would you describe the ideal college setting for your son or daughter?
- Does your son or daughter have any learning issues? Is there an IEP in place? If so, for how long and has it been successfully implemented?
- Are you hoping for your son or daughter to play college sports? If so, what have you done to promote his or her game?
- If you had to write a letter of recommendation, what several qualities would you say about your son or daughter?
- What is your comfort zone with your son or daughter applying to colleges out of your state, your geographic region?
- Is this your first time going through a college search and admission process?
- I’ve been asking you many questions about your son or daughter and about your comfort zone in the college search process…..what questions do you have of me?