Now that you and your counselor have made a commitment to do your parts and support each other, there are a few things you should always keep in mind during your conversations about college. First, find out if your counselor can meet with you on a regular basis.

This will help you stay on track during your search and application process. Next, keep the issue of financial aid out on the table from the very beginning. There are real steps you can take to secure the money you need to pay for college, and your counselor has important information that can help you as you search for aid. There’s a lot of information out there, so look to your counselor to help you stay organized, prepared and informed. Finally, remember that your counselor is ready to help you find opportunities that are right for you, so the more honest you can be about your interests the better. Your counselor can help you choose the right classes that start you in the right direction toward a career you want to pursue later.