Admissions Counselor Cover Letter and Resume Examples

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Admissions Counselor Sample Cover Letter (Text Version)

Louis Applicant
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345

September 1, 2018

Laura Lau
Director, Human Resources
Acme Medical
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321

Dear Ms. Lau,

I would like to express my strong interest in the admissions counselor position at ABC University’s School of Business, as listed on I am confident that my experience as an admissions counselor and my abilities as a project manager make me an ideal candidate for the position.

I have been working in admissions for the past five years and am therefore extremely confident in my ability to meet your requirements. As an admissions counselor for XYZ College, I recruit, process, and evaluate over 8,500 applicants each year. By thoroughly analyzing candidates and conducting dozens of informational sessions and seminars, I successfully contributed to the rise in student retention by over 15% this past year. I am also particularly familiar with MBA admissions and recruiting, having worked as a graduate assistant in the Greenfield University Business School. I am thus a skilled admissions counselor who is familiar with your particular needs.

I also have the project management experience that you request in your job application. For example, I am currently responsible for organizing and overseeing XYZ College’s annual Welcome Accepted Candidates Day. This job involves selecting and managing caterers, event spaces, professors, and student volunteers. I have successfully run this event for the past two years, and therefore know I have the attention to detail and commitment to quality that you require in an admissions counselor.

I am confident that my years of experience in admissions (particularly business school admissions) and my skill as a project manager would make me an asset to your fine admissions team at ABC University’s School of Business. I have enclosed my resume and will contact you next week to see if we might find a time to speak together. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Laura Lau

Admissions Counselor Resume Example

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Admissions Counselor Resume Example (Text Version)

Louis Applicant
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 99999
(123) 456-7890


Increasing retention rates through careful evaluation and selection of student applicants.

Detail-oriented Admissions Counselor with 10+ years’ experience and a record of success in recruiting, evaluating, and accepting applicants for a liberal arts college, seeks a position with a top college.

Key skills include:

  • Strong Oral and Written Communication
  • Experience Developing and Leading Presentations and Information Sessions
  • Helped Increase Student Retention Rates at a Liberal Arts College by 25 Percent
  • Experience Training New Counselors


ABC COLLEGE, Anytown, Calif.
ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR (February 2013 – Present)

Recognized along with admissions team for increasing retention rates among freshman by 25 percent over the course of five years due to a thorough analysis of applicant materials and follow-up with accepted candidates; developed and presented seminars about ABC college at over 50 high schools.

Notable accomplishments:

  • Conduct dozens of informational sessions with parents, students, and counselors every month.
  • Plan and implement admissions-process training programs for internal and external staff members.

ABC COLLEGE, Anytown, Calif.
REGISTRAR ASSISTANT (June 2008 – February 2013)

Maintained academic records for more than 4,000 students; managed all OCICU registration.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Resolved student and faculty issues regarding admissions records and registration.
  • Recruited, hired, and trained 10 college interns annually; named “Top College Assistant” twice.



Bachelor of Arts (Major: Spanish; Minor: Business; 3.70 GPA; Graduated Cum Laude), May 2008

Certifications and Organizations

National Certified Counselor (NCC) • National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)  

Related Skills

Fluent in Spanish • Experience with SIS and Campus View • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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