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.

A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling

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.

NCAN Advocacy Tools

Documents to assist college access professionals with advocating for their programs, including legislative and cogressional guides and key talking points