A high school-based counselor or university advisor is:
- A qualified professional employed and paid by a high school to help guide your university search and application process.
- Provides unbiased advice about university options and admission processes, including those in other countries.
- Typically students’ best advocate during the admission process. Often serves as the designated individual for sending official academic records to universities.
Tip: If your school does not have a counselor, consider working with one of the other professionals described in the tabs below. Your school principal or an academic administrator should be able to help you send official academic records and complete school forms required as part of the university application process.
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University Recruitment or Admission Officer
A salaried employee of a university who advises and recruits international students and reviews applications.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
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