- A professional hired and paid only by students and their parents for personalized advice on the university admission process, financial aid, and career possibilities. An option for student who may not have a school-based counselor or are seeking additional assistance.
- Independent from high schools and universities; they are not contracted or paid by these institutions.
- Exposes you to a full range of higher education options so you can identify the universities that meet your academic and personal goals.
Tip: Many Independent Education Consultants belong to professional organizations, such as the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), or Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). Membership requires consultants to demonstrate an advanced level of education and relevant experience, and to strictly adhere to a set of professional standards and ethical principles.
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High School-Based Counselor or University Advisor
A qualified professional employed and paid by a high school to help guide your university search and application process.Read More
University Recruitment or Admission Officer
A salaried employee of a university who advises and recruits international students and reviews applications.Read More
Government-Supported Advising Resources
National government-supported advisors or websites that promote a country's universities.Read More
International Student Recruitment Agency or Agent
A company (agency) or individual (agent) contracted and paid by universities in other countries to advise and recruit students to those institutions.Read More