Needham, MA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 - For many school counselors, planning has already begun for this academic year, and college readiness is a major focus. CollegeWeekLive, the leading channel where students and colleges meet online, offers the CollegeWeekLive Advisor Center to help counselors in turn help students at every step of the way, with lesson plans and video presentation on test prep, college fit, financial aid and future careers. With the Advisor Center, counselors can even request online chats with more than 300 colleges and universities for their students, enabling them to connect with colleges that might not otherwise visit their high school.
CollegeWeekLive is the world's most popular website for online college fairs and virtual admissions events with more than 1.5 million students registered, and the CollegeWeekLive Advisor Center was designed with feedback from CollegeWeekLive's network of 20,000+ high school counselors. The Advisor Center provides school counselors with the planning and management tools needed to successfully guide students through the college readiness process. More than 4,000 counselors have already logged into the new service, and many have already booked online chats with colleges.
For example, students at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, New Jersey recently met with four colleges, all virtually: Hofstra University, Lafayette College, and Syracuse University. At Channelview, Texas high school, Doris Graves, a college readiness counselor, accesses resources within the Advisor Center to promote participation in CollegeWeekLive online events, and utilizes videos organized by topic within the advisor center to help guide students through the college search process. "CollegeWeekLive presentations are very thorough and are a fantastic resource for parents and students," said Graves. "I can't say enough about what you do to support our college-readiness goals."
School counselors can request online visits with colleges that their students have expressed interest in via the Advisor Center. This is an especially popular feature among students, counselors and colleges alike, because students can connect with admissions representatives at colleges that might not otherwise visit their high school in person due to finite travel budgets. School counselors can also download lesson plans that complement their high school college readiness curriculum at every stage, and the Advisor Center offers a deep catalog of engaging videos featuring experts presenting on admissions topics ranging from preparing for standardized tests to college application essay writing to finding financial aid.
"It is exciting to see how successful the Advisor Center has become for counselors," said Elizabeth Crouch, High School Partnerships Manager for CollegeWeekLive. "In a recent week, we booked online chats with colleges for students at high schools across the country and around the world, from New Jersey to California to Germany and India. Those students connected with colleges such as Boston University, Kent State, NC State, Meredith College, Pepperdine, Syracuse, Texas A&M, and more."
To learn how your high school can start using CollegeWeekLive, call 800.828.8222 or email counselors(at)collegeweeklive(dot)com. To visit the CollegeWeekLive Advisor Center, go to AdvisorCenter.CollegeWeekLive.com. To learn how your college or university can start utilizing CollegeWeekLive, call 800.828.8222 or email colleges(at)collegeweeklive(dot)com. If you are a student, parent or counselor you can register for CollegeWeekLive at no cost. If you have questions, contact Support(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com.