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With Little Time to Spare, Scheck Hillel Personalized Yael's Pathway to College

"Right after the initial conversation, I grew more confident."  
Yael Melul '19 moved to the United States for her senior year of high school at Scheck Hillel and has been accepted to Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences. "My counselor, Alexandra Gonzalez, met with me during the summer. She helped me prepare all of my major application requirements, such as essays and the activities resume. She also learned about my interests, skills and goals and guided me through the process of selecting colleges that were good matches for me. Right after the initial conversation, I grew more confident," Yael recalled. Three pieces of advice from her counselor proved to be helpful along the way: Visit the colleges before applying, everything will turn out as it should and worry less! 

Scheck Hillel’s College Counseling Office provides a comprehensive and individualized college counseling process for students and families, beginning in Grade 8 and progressing through Grade 12. College counselors provide up-to-date information and encourage open communication through an open-door policy, empowering students to maximize achievement, foster identity and explore passions. They are advocates for students both at Scheck Hillel and through relationships with colleges. They seek opportunities to enhance their professional development and utilize the benefits of NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counseling), SACAC (Southern Association of College Admissions Counseling), various university-sponsored college programs, the College Board, ACT, and other local, state, and national organizations.