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.
Written for undergraduate students and other prospective counselors, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling is the first of its kind to create a comprehensive, reliable means of learning about the counseling profession, entry level preparation (i.e., master’s degrees in counseling specializations), and what to consider when searching for, applying to, and ultimately selecting a graduate program in counseling that is the “perfect fit.” The Guide offers vital information relative to accreditation and its importance in the counseling profession with regards to obtaining licensure, certification, and even employment opportunities after graduating. As a CACREP publication, this book is the official source of information about accredited counseling programs and includes information about what counseling programs seek in candidates, what programs can offer students in terms of professional development and job placement, and guidance on personal and practical considerations for entering the counseling profession. Authored by counseling experts and featuring insights from voices in the field, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling is a must-have resource for anyone interested in becoming a professional counselor.
School Councelor resources, webinars, events
Online searchable database of research publications with focus on college access for underserved/disadvantaged students. Topics include Articulation and Transfer, College Readiness, College Access Programs, Underserved Students and Special Populations
Professional development for member states; series of online training modules with focus on low-income families/first-generation college students
State-level association with resources and professional development opportunities for college admissions counselors
ASCA’s statement about the role of the school counselor.
Financial aid trainings and webinars
Documents to assist college access professionals with advocating for their programs, including legislative and cogressional guides and key talking points
Links to the Member Program Benchmarking Project, Common Measures and the Common Measures Learning Community