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Working As An Admissions Counselor

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $64,030

    Average Salary

What Does An Admissions Counselor Do At Rochester Institute of Technology

* Collaborates and maintains productive working relationships with RIT faculty and staff involved in student recruitment.
* Outreach and recruitment activities
* Represent the University on- and off-campus to prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors and other education professionals or organizations involved in the college recruitment and selection process.
* Plan and implement recruitment activities for assigned national and international recruitment territories.
* Maximize enrollment interests regionally, nationally and internationally as identified by established enrollment goals.
* Counselors consider and analyze a multitude of factors in determining an applicant’s eligibility to be admitted and are responsible for completing the admission decision, which requires a significant levels of training and knowledge.
* Admission decisions must be made within the bounds of federal and state laws and guidelines, while satisfying the ethical requirements and guidelines identified within the Statement of Principles of Good Practice as promulgated by the National Association of College Admission Counselors.
* More than 12,000 applicants are considered for admission annually, with total tuition contributing approximately 75% of the Institute’s annual operating budget.
* Requisition Number:
* BR
* College/Division:
* Enrollment Management and Career Services
* Professional Area:
* Professional/Administrative

What Does An Admissions Counselor Do At University of Dallas

* Become familiar with target audiences and their distinctive aspects, including sources of students, preferences of students, and sources of competition.
* Nurture, build, and sustain ongoing professional relationships with prospective students and those who influence them to achieve assigned enrollment management objectives by moving qualified students to progressively higher levels of interest and commitment through the enrollment funnel.
* Conduct and attend recruitment events as a representative of the University.
* Coordinate Braniff s Classical Education Students in Residence program which includes, but is not limited to, event management and housing coordination.
* Design, administer, and summarize Classical Education program evaluations and surveys.
* Accurately maintain graduate student records in Banner as it relates to academic programs, cohort groups, registration, etc.
* Assist Director of Graduate Admissions with enrollment management reports that provide information regarding enrollment, credit hours, revenue, etc.
* This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
* Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation

What Does An Admissions Counselor Do At Texas State University

* extensive travel to Texas high schools, two-year colleges and other community events; extensive contact and collaboration with high school and community college students, high school counselors, college advisors, university alumni and other community organizations; assisting with university programming such as campus visit days, bus trips and information sessions; assisting with preparation of correspondence and statistical reports; counseling prospective students and families in the college selection process; evaluating academic credentials; communicating admission decisions; assisting faculty and other departments in recruitment efforts; and other duties as assigned.
* Some overnight, weekend and/or evening work required.
* Must reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area.
* Additional Information to Applicants
* Applicants must reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
* Include a description of your knowledge of and experience with the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in your cover letter.
* Job Open Date01/23/2018
* Job Close DateJob Close Date (Posting closes at midnight)
* Open Until FilledYes
* Normal Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
* Normal Work Hours Start8:00AM
* Normal Work Hours End5:00PM
* Posting Notices

What Does An Admissions Counselor Do At Lamar University

* Network with Junior colleges, community colleges, Technical institutions, and institutions of higher learning, who have already signed and agreed to articulation agreement terms, to establish program to program online degree plans.
* Providing knowledgeable and professional representation of Lamar University with college professionals in groups and one-on-one to encourage and often facilitate program to program agreements.
* Working directly with community colleges, technical centers, businesses, and other constituencies in activities designed to prepare students for an easier transition to a Lamar University online four year program.
* Facilitating the discussion between Lamar University and partnering colleges' faculty and staff to provide course curriculum in a timely fashion for online program to program agreements.
* Gather data, analyze data, create a plan to identify and prioritize institutions with the highest yield for enrollments into online programs.
* Maintain and expand prospective institution relationships to harness Articulation Agreements and online program to program degree plans Evaluating prospective student needs and building productive relationships by providing individualized assistance with educational goal identification, program selection, payment/financial aid planning, and paths degree and/or certificate completion Advising the Assistant Director of Student Recruitment on significant matters and supporting recruiting efforts and other members of the team in meeting goals and expectations Contributes information and supports team efforts by accomplishing recruiting goals, monitoring competition and understanding online agenda.
* Participating in staff development programs and campus functions.
* Make recommendations regarding the web site and publications to promote campus visit programs Attend various functions that merit Lamar University's attendance (i.e

What Does An Admissions Counselor Do At Career Systems Development-Job Corp

* 1. Implements a local outreach program to ensure a sufficient number of applicant referrals.
* Conducts in-depth interviews with applicants.
* Reviews and assesses all application materials and personal observations to make an informed judgment about applicant’s suitability for the program.
* Provides timely travel authorization and/or information as appropriate.
* Establishes rapport with applicants and provides ongoing support through the application process, pre-departure and updates and during center stay.
* Introduces applicants to labor market information in applicant’s preferred vocation in his/her own hometown area.
* Promotes the Center’s CTT offerings at career fairs, special events, community gatherings, schools and other such functions. (May include some evenings or weekends.) Ability to speak publicly and sell/market the program within guidelines
* Maintains relationship with applicants through 30, 60 and 90 days of enrollment to ensure longevity in program.
* Establishes and maintains positive partnerships with center staff, third party contractors, and community partners to ensure that centers receive committed and informed applicants, and that student’s receive quality services.
* Creates special events, open houses, free media events (with approval), and other creative means of attracting applicants to the Center

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How To Become An Admissions Counselor

Most school counselors must have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field and have a state-issued credential. Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree. Career counselors who work in private practices may also need a license.


Most states require school counselors to have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field. Programs in school counseling teach students about fostering academic development; conducting group and individual counseling; working with parents, school staff, and community organizations; and using data to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs for all students. These programs often require students to gain experience through an internship or practicum.

Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career development. Career counseling programs prepare students to assess clients’ skills and interests and to teach career development techniques. Many programs require students to have a period of supervised experience, such as an internship.  

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Public school counselors must have a state-issued credential to practice. This credential can be called a certification, a license, or an endorsement, depending on the state. Licensure or certification typically requires a master’s degree in school counseling and an internship or practicum completed under the supervision of a licensed professional school counselor.

Some states require applicants to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Most states require a criminal background check as part of the credentialing process. Information about requirements for each state is available from the American School Counselor Association.

Although some employers prefer to hire licensed career counselors, licensure is not required by all states. Contact information for state regulating boards is available from the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Although most states do not require work experience in a related occupation, some states require school counselors to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Please see the Similar Occupations tab for more information on teaching occupations.

Important Qualities

Compassion. School and career counselors often work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations, so they must be compassionate and empathize with their clients and students.

Interpersonal skills. School and career counselors must be able to work with different types of people. They spend most of their time working directly with clients, students, or other professionals and need to form and maintain good working relationships.

Listening skills. Good listening skills are essential for school and career counselors. They need to give their full attention to students and clients in order to understand their problems.

Speaking skills. School and career counselors must communicate effectively with clients and students. They should express ideas and information in a way that their clients and students understand easily.

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Admissions Counselor Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Arabic

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Russian

  • Vietnamese

  • Korean

  • Hebrew

  • Hindi

  • Greek

  • Danish

  • Urdu

  • Polish

  • Hmong

  • Turkish

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Real Admissions Counselor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Admissions Counselor, Inter'l and Emerging Markets Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH Oct 12, 2015 $59,301
Admissions Counselor (Mgsm International Recruitme Alliant International University San Diego, CA Mar 01, 2012 $52,000
Senior International Admissions Counselor Monroe College Ltd. New Rochelle, NY Jan 25, 2016 $50,000
Admissions Counselor Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Jan 01, 2016 $49,669
Senior International Admissions Counselor Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, FL Aug 07, 2016 $48,131
Admission Counselor University of Northern Virginia Annandale, VA Sep 30, 2011 $45,000
Admissions Counselor Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Jan 14, 2013 $45,000
Admissions Counselor California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA Jul 06, 2012 $44,000
Admissions Counselor Western Illinois University Moline, IL Dec 12, 2016 $43,860
International Admission Counselor Marywood University Scranton, PA Jul 10, 2016 $43,155
Admissions Counselor Everglades College, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Oct 01, 2012 $39,945
Admissions Counselor The Keiser School, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Oct 01, 2012 $39,945
Admissions Counselor Everglades College Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Jun 11, 2012 $39,945
Admission Counselor Pepperdine University Malibu, CA May 08, 2012 $39,936
International Admissions Counselor Kent State University Kent, OH Aug 18, 2013 $39,603
Admission Counselor European School of Economics Nyack, NY Oct 01, 2011 $39,520
International Admissions Counselor Portland State University Portland, OR Feb 01, 2011 $36,408
Admissions Counselor Trinity University San Antonio, TX Jul 04, 2012 $36,300
Admissions Counselor Trinity University San Antonio, TX Jul 06, 2012 $36,300
Admission Counselor Everglades College, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Jun 01, 2013 $36,293
Senior Admissions Counselor Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans, LA May 15, 2011 $36,224
Admissions Counselor Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX Jul 16, 2015 $36,000

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Top Skills for An Admissions Counselor


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Top Admissions Counselor Skills

  1. Financial Aid Process
  2. Guidance Counselors
  3. Admissions Process
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Orient applicants through admissions process providing an overview of placement testing, financial aid process and course registration.
  • Explained policies, procedures, and qualifications to prospective students, parents, coaches, and guidance counselors.
  • Evaluated the efficiency of the recruitment/admissions processes, prepared weekly conversion reports for admissions analysis.
  • Greet local high schools and give presentations on behalf of The Ohio State University.
  • Created and implemented a marketing campaign to manage a recruitment territory with special focus on students with learning differences.

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