Many of your scholarship and college applications require letters of reference. It is very helpful to get a generic reference letter from a school teacher, a school administrator, and a personal reference so that you have these available at your disposal!!
Early action college applications sometimes have reduced fees! These applications are usually due by DECEMBER and also put you a step ahead of other applicants. Check the early action dates for at LEAST your top three schools of choice!
Things your school counselor should know:
-Your top schools of choice.
-Your chosen field of study.
-WHEN TO EXPECT TO SEE YOU WEEKLY!! Be a good advocate for YOURSELF!!