College Admission Officer Cover Letters

Admissions Counselor Cover Letter and Resume Examples

Here's an example of a cover letter for an admissions counselor position. Also, see below for a resume for the same position.

Admissions Counselor Cover Letter Example

Date

Name
Title
Organization
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. LastName,

I would like to express my strong interest in the admissions counselor position at ABC University’s School of Business, as listed on highereducationjobs.com. 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)

Your Typed Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Admissions Counselor Resume Example

Firstname Lastname
4179 Allen Rd, Apt 7, Wilmington, DE 01887

Phone: 555-555-8902

Email: firstname.lastname@email.com

Detail-oriented Admissions Counselor with a record of success in recruiting, evaluating, and accepting applicants for a competitive liberal arts college with over 8,500 applicants. Experienced in using strong oral and written communication skills to develop and lead presentations, information sessions, and training seminars.

Work History

Admissions Counselor, ABC College, May 20XX - present

  • Recognized along with admissions team for increasing retention rates among freshman by 10% in 2008 due to thorough analysis of applicant materials and follow-up with accepted candidates.
  • Develop and present seminars about ABC College at over 50 high school and community college events.
  • Conduct dozens of informational sessions with parents, students, and counselors on the admissions process.
  • Plan and implement training programs for internal and external staff members related to Admissions initiatives.

Registrar Assistant, ABC College, August 20XX – May 20XX

  • Maintain student academic records for over 4,000 students.
  • Manage all OCICU registration and correspondence.
  • Resolve student and faculty issues regarding records and registration.
  • Recruit, hire, and train 10 college interns annually.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, ABC College, 20XX
Magna Cum Laude

Skills

  • Experience with SIS and Campus Vue, and proficient in Microsoft Office, (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent in Spanish

Sending an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:

Subject: Admissions Counselor Position - Your Name

Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information.

Start your email message with the salutation. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.

More Sample Cover Letters

Cover letter samples and templates for a variety of career fields and employment levels, including entry-level, targeted and email cover letters for many different jobs.

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Admissions counselor cover letter

View this sample cover letter for an admissions counselor, or download the admissions counselor cover letter template in Word.

Admissions counselors must review and analyze student applications to determine whether a candidate is a good fit for a university—quite similar to a hiring manager reviewing your cover letter for a job. To be considered for top admissions counselor jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for an admissions counselor, or download the admissions counselor cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can learn about education careers and look for admissions counselor jobs on Monster.

Admissions counselor cover letter template

Nancy Hill
Sometown, NY 55555 | Phone: (555) 555-5555 | Email: nh@somedomain.com


November 20, 2017

Ms. Jane Fox
Director of Admissions
ABC College
55 College Ave.
Sometown, NY 55555

Dear Ms. Fox:

I was pleased to learn that ABC College earned top 25 placement in DEF Magazine’s list of America’s Best Colleges, and was intrigued by the callout to ABC’s admissions program. As enrollment numbers are declining on a national scale, ABC’s numbers have increased over the past two years—congratulations!

When I found the admissions counselor position advertised on Monster, I applied online within minutes. A proud alumnus of ABC College, I am intimately familiar with the college’s mission, history, academic programs and opportunities for student enrichment.

During my four years on the ABC main campus, I served as a resident advisor (RA), campus tour guide to prospective students, freshman orientation volunteer and international student mentor.

These experiences are indicative of my ability to recruit, advise and develop relationships with diverse student populations. Known for my interpersonal communication skills, I excel at building rapport with new/prospective students and family members and “selling” the features and benefits of ABC College.

In my roles as an RA and student mentor, I advised and supported students on a range of personal, academic and college-life issues. I helped students:

  • Apply for and receive financial aid and work-study positions
  • Take advantage of ABC’s programs, activities and resources
  • Navigate and resolve conflict with peers and professors
  • Adjust to and more fully enjoy campus life

Energetic and service-focused, I am passionate about managing strategic communications with prospective students and promoting the advantages of ABC College and its programs. I am confident I will exceed your expectations if selected for this position.

May we set up a time to discuss ways I can contribute to the continued growth of ABC College? Please call me at (555) 555-5555 to arrange an interview. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Nancy Hill
Enclosures: Résumé and reference letters


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