Counselor Manual

Part 2: Working with Students

Section 2.1: Accepting Student Contact Requests

If your students want to connect with you for feedback and advice prior to submitting an application, they will send you a contact request. The request will come as an email and as a notification on the Coalition platform. In this section, we will illustrate how to accept a contact request from a student. Note that this tutorial covers the contact request for the counselor who already has an account on the Coalition platform. (If you don’t already have an account, the student’s contact request will include an invitation to create an account. See the “Creating an Account” section in the Getting Started portion of this manual for more information.)

  1. Log in to your account at mycoalition.org.

    site address

    Or, if you are already logged in, go to your account Overview

    Overview
  2. Click the notification icon next to your account avatar in the upper right corner of the screen. (When your notifications are brand–new, the icon displays a red dot to alert you.) You will see your notifications. Click the New contact request from your student to open the Contacts page.

    notifications
  3. Click the Accept button to accept the request. (Note that you can also Delete or Postpone the request.)

    Accept button
  4. Identify the contact as your student by selecting “Student” in the roles list and click Confirm.

    accepting the student contact
  5. The student is added to your list of Active Contacts.

    list of active contacts

Table of Contents | Section 2.2: Collaborating with Students