Spread the Word: School Counselors Positively Impact College Access

Editor’s note:  This post was originally published on Admitted in February 2017. It’s being republished as part of NACAC’s Best of the Blog series

Need another reason to celebrate National School Counseling Week?

A recent NACAC study confirmed that students who meet one-on-one with a school counselor are significantly more likely to attend college and apply for federal financial aid.

Study findings show that 12th graders who talked about their future plans with a school counselor were:

  • Seven times more likely to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Three times more likely to attend college
  • Two times more likely to attend a bachelor’s degree program

Delve into the data and use a PowerPoint presentation to share key findings.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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