Andy Akins, high school counselor from upstate New York,  joins the show and reveals what the college admission process looks like through the eyes of rural students and their families. From college search to those critical moments in the final decision making process, we discuss their concerns and offer strategies to help recruit this unique population of prospective students.

Taken from the live broadcast, March 6, 2012.

Topics discussed during the LIVE broadcast include:

  • Rural Student Profiles
  • College Readiness
  • Test Prep & Performance
  • Counseling Tips
  • Access
  • Recruitment Trends
  • Connecting & Fit

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