Statement on Counselor Competencies: basic body of knowledge and fundamental skills one must possess to be effective in counseling students.
NACAC: Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities
Curricula training manual for counselors and others who work with underrepresented and underserved students (grades 7-12). Sections include resources for middle school, early high school, and late high school.
NACAC: Transfer Knowledge Hub
Resources offering research and policy-based guidance for professionals who advise, support and recruit students along their pathways in postsecondary education.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Resources for Counselors
Speaker Mentor Directory, tools such as Financial Aid Night event kit, listing of professional development opportunities
NACAC Webinar: Scholarships and Success: Benefits of Army ROTC
This webinar will discuss the program’s vision and mission, the scholarships available to students, what students can expect in ROTC and methods for fostering future career success in military and civilian careers.
NACAC Webinar: Best Practices for Supporting Undocumented Students
This webinar will highlight best practices for supporting undocumented students during each phase of the college search process, and will also explore policies and procedures that assist on their journey to graduation.
NACAC: Affiliate Associations
NACAC’s 23 affiliate associations.
College Board Access to Opportunity
Resources for low income,first generation, and minority students including mailings, messaging, and campaigns to help them apply for the right colleges.
College Board Institute on Financial Aid
Week-long College Board conference about financial aid fundamentals, operations and service, October 2016 in Norwood, MA.’
College Board National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) – Eight Components of College and Career Readiness publication
A “comprehensive systemic approach helps school counselors inspire and prepare students for college success and opportunity — especially students from underrepresented populations. The Eight Components build aspirations and social capital, offer enriching activities, foster rigorous academic preparation, encourage early college planning, and guide students and families through the college admission and financial aid processes.”