NASBE Policy Update: Enabling School Counselors to Focus on Postsecondary Transitions

For students whose families and friends do not have college-going experience to share, applying to college can be challenging. School counselors can fill the gap, but in many schools—especially those serving students most in need—counselors are spread thin.

A NASBE policy update (October 2017) explores the ways state boards of education can address the challenges school counselors face and better support student transitions after high school.

Financial Aid 101 E-Learning Course (NACAC)

This self-paced, foundational program offers two-and-a-half hours of lively, engaging learning. It’s a comprehensive introduction to a subject that grows more important every day.

Financial Aid 101 includes seven easy-to-use learning modules packed with information on subjects like loans, grants, scholarships and work study available from public and private sources. The program features informative graphics and videos, as well as occasional quizzes to help you measure your progress.

Developed for entry-level professionals in either the counseling or admission field, this interactive course tackles the fundamental concepts and best practices on which you can build your professional knowledge base, expand your current skill set, and help further your career.

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2016 Council Report: Building College Access/Admission Counseling Competencies

This report explores the extent to which school counseling graduate programs address topics and professional standards related to college access and admission.  Through this research, the Council seeks to advance the conversation about core competencies required to serve professionally in the role of school counselor or college access advisor and to strengthen the capacity for college advising.

NACAC: State of College Admission Report

Report provides current and trend data on a number of factors related to the transition from high school to postsecondary education, inlcuding the college counseling environment in the US secondary school and the activity of postsecondary admission offices.