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.
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.
Learn More: https://www.nacacnet.org/professional-development/elearning/
Find more information on counselor workshops, webinars, and resources from the College Board.
Transfer students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant may use the NACAC Request for Transfer Admission Application Fee Waiver Form when applying to colleges. Send the form to the admission office at the school you are applying to. Applicants who are not eligible for a Pell Grant, but whose annual family income falls within the the form’s alternate income eligibility guidelines, may self-certify their eligibility.
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.
Fact sheet and Resource Guide to help schools, colleges, teachers, and other personnel support the college and career success of undocumented and DACA youth in secondary and postsecondary settings.
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.
Flyer for students about the four steps of college applications: 1) Preparing; 2) Researching; 3) Applying; 4) Deciding
NACAC’s national conference is a dynamic education and networking event held annually to build relationships among college admission counseling professionals, higher education thought leaders, national policymakers, and others who support students and families in the transition from high school to college.
Information about DACA and other resources to help support undocmented students.