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College Planning Overview 


The primary focus of the college counselor at Noor-Ul-Iman is to ensure that students and families primarily from 9th-12th grade understand that the college application process is a work in progress, ideally beginning in students' freshman year of high school. The College/Career counselor provides a program that focuses on the major aspects of career counseling and the college placement process. With a goal of 100% college acceptance, the college counselor works in coordination with faculty and school administration to assist students in discovering their strengths and interests, exploring career alternatives, and finding institutions of higher learning which will meet these interests, strengths, and values.  

At NUI, The college counselor teaches a college planning course to all seniors in the fall (September to December). The counselor works closely with seniors two days a week on college applications. The counselor also meet with each student individually and in groups from 9th to 11th grade throughout the school year and supports students in their career alternatives. The counselor helps them understand the college process and makes college an easy transition by working with each student closely and helping them discover their maximum potential.

The College Counselor's responsibilities in the college application process include:

  • Coordinating the flow of paperwork via Common App that high school students must complete to meet the college application process requirements and deadlines
  • Ensure senior students are meeting all requirements to enter college upon graduating from high school
  • Assessing student academic progress and potential
  • Persuading students to prepare and for admission to schools that are a good match
  • Interacting effectively with college admissions and financial aid offices
  • Establishing and maintain working relationships with postsecondary schools
  • Informing students and parents how to clear college admissions hurdles
  • Informing students where and how to pursue scholarships and other forms of financial aid
  • Navigating the financial aid process for students in all economic circumstances
  • Coordinating the PSAT/NMSQT and AP Exams
  • Letters of Recommendation


NUI College Counselor

Ms. Amira
High School College Counselor



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