If you’re like most high school students, you may find communicating with admissions counselors a little bit intimidating. Not to worry though. Here are some tips to help you get used to text chatting with the schools you’re interested in attending.
1. Spell out words. Your friends know what you mean when you abbreviate, but many admissions counselors didn’t grow up with texting and are less accustomed to the language than you are.
2. Do your research ahead of time. Visit the college’s website before you chat with an admissions counselor online. This way you already have some knowledge of the school and aren’t asking questions that can easily be answered from the website. Admissions counselors will appreciate that you’re asking thoughtful questions.
3. Be polite. Please and thank you goes a long way in text chats.
4. Let them know if you’ll be visiting the school. This is a great way to make a personal connection before you visit campus or have an admissions interview.
5. Be honest. Text chat is a great way to open up and ask real questions to an admissions counselor. If you have concerns about tuition costs or are worried about fitting in on campus, let them know. They’re there to help!