A university recruitment or admission officer is:
- A salaried employee of a university who advises and recruits international students and reviews applications.
- Provides specific and accurate information about the university they work for, and details about the institution's application requirements and admission process.
- Can reliably help you gauge your qualification for admission based on the academic profile of previously admitted students.
College Admission Counselor Competencies
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) believes there is a basic body of knowledge and fundamental skills one must possess to be effective in counseling students as they progress through school (elementary through university education) and make decisions regarding their choices after high school. Read NACAC's Statement on Counselor Competencies.
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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
Independent Educational Consultant
A professional hired and paid only by students and their parents for personalized advice on the university admission process, financial aid, and career possibilities.Read More
Government-Supported Advising Resources
National government-supported advisors or websites that promote a country's universities.Read More
Independent 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