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Admissions Counselor Duties

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This is responsible work in performing a wide variety of admission functions for the university.
An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for receiving applications from prospective students and transfer students, checking applications for discrepancies and omissions, evaluating credits and college board scores, counseling students and families, assisting with orientation program and other applicable duties. Work is performed under general direction of an administrative superior and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and periodic evaluation of results.


Receives applications for admission from prospective students and prospective transfer students.

Records College Board S.A.T. and appropriate achievement scores; requests missing scores; evaluates transcripts, credits, and college board scores. Follows up on questionable courses and other discrepancies.

Assist with high school and college visitation.

Assist with campus visitation for prospective transfer students.

Assist with transfer evaluations and all orientation programs.

Reviews rejected cases.

Conducts counseling sessions with students and families.

Maintains correspondence with applicants.

Maintains appropriate records and files.

Makes recommendations to the Admissions Committee concerning applicants.

Aids in public relations and recruitment programs.

Maintains status reports of applications for admission.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in psychology, education, student personnel, or a related area; and some experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some knowledge of admissions policies and procedures.

Some knowledge of student personnel and counseling.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, administrators, faculty members, and others.

Ability to maintain accurate records, assemble and organize data, and to prepare reports.



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