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Author: Jason Bullock

Scholarships for Students Studying STEM Careers

STEM(science, technology, engineering, mathematics) careers continue to be some of the most in-demand and highest-paying out there, but earning the required degree to qualify for these careers can be expensive. Fortunately, with independent scholarships, students can lower the financial burden of tuition without taking out loans. In this guide, you’ll find a list of current Read More

Faculty at 4-Year Universities

One metric that Counselors can use when evaluating Colleges & Universities for their students is to look at the # of full-time faculty on staff (and percentage of the total). Jane Gabin, Ph.D. an Independent Scholar and Consultant has researched this in depth and has put together the data for more than 600 4-Year Colleges Read More

Average SAT Score by State

List of All Average State SAT Scores Here are the most recent average SAT scores for all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Find your area below and see how your SAT score compares with your region’s average! State Participation Rate EBRW Math Total Alabama Read More

The School Counselor’s Role in Providing Trauma-Informed Care

When many adults hear the word trauma, their minds can go to the most extreme situations—fleeing persecution in a dangerous country or being trafficked across borders. While those situations can undoubtedly be harrowing, trauma takes many forms and is actually much more common than many people think. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Read More

Complete Guide to Helping Your Students and Their Families Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA

The FAFSA can be very intimidating for families. Nitro College has put out a very thorough 2022-2023 Step-by-Step Guide to help families complete the FAFSA. They break down each section into several easy steps to complete it. Here are direct links with help for each specific question: Step 1: Student Information Questions #1-10: Name, Address, Read More

Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities

NACAC has combined the Guiding the Way to Higher Education: Step-by-Step to College Workshops for Students curricula with resources from the Families, Counselors and Communities Together (FCCT) manual to create the Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities. Revised in 2017, the curricula—presented in four sections, for elementary school students Read More

How Long Do College Applications Take?

Applying to college is never a one-and-done deal. As we’ve observed in previous articles, applying to college extends beyond the application itself, encompassing other activities like essays, test scores, and recommendations, all of which take time to complete or “collect” – in addition to the hours spent researching where you’d like to apply first! If Read More

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