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There are many reasons why a local student would either choose to work by video conferencing or have their sessions be a mix of in-person and video. Distance counseling allows more freedom in scheduling sessions. Rather than the student or counselor sit in rush hour traffic, the time can be better utilized to do homework, work on applications, go to extracurricular activities, or simply relax. It also makes it easier to schedule last minute meetings. Many times, a student will only need a shorter meeting which would not make sense with a long driving time. Distance counseling will also allow you to find the best college counselor anywhere for your situation, rather than select from only college counselors in your area.
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