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SAT/ACT Scores Comparison Worksheet

Cigus Vanni of The College Fairy LLC annually compiles average SAT/ACT scores for studentsm who enrolled at most US Colleges & Universities. He has compiled data from 2020, 2022 and recently updated with 2023 data. Lisa Dubuque, a Counselor at Headwaters School in Austin, TX then puts that data into an easy to access/use spreadsheet. Read More

School Counseling: Caseloads and Responsibilities

During the 2021-22 academic year, each public school counselor was responsible for overseeing 405 students, on average,1 which exceeds the 250-to-1 maximum ratio recommended by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).2 Importance of School CounselingSchool counselors play a key role in assisting students through the transition to postsecondary education. By collaborating with school administrators, teachers, Read More

How a Patient Advocate Can Assist Your Student with Medical Issues 

 “Everyone today needs a patient advocate.” That’s what the American Heart Association said. Indeed, with our increasingly complicated healthcare system, more and more families are finding that what the American Heart Association said is true, and they are increasingly turning to patient advocates to manage their care or the care of their loved ones.  Parents Read More

Test Optional and Test Free Colleges

Many Colleges and Universities no longer require students to submit SAT or ACT scores with their applications. The list continues to grow. Which schools are in this group, and which still require test scores to be submitted? FairTest has put together a great online resource that lists the 1,800+ Test-Optional schools and the 80+schools that Read More

Early Decision Acceptance Rates for Class of 2025, Domestic Undergraduate Need-Based and Merit Aid, and Financial Aid info for Non-Citizens (August 2022 data)

Big Educational Consulting has published some fantastic charts that are available free for download in Google Docs and PDF formats. The charts they have compiled include: Early Decision and Regular Decision Acceptance Rates for Class of 2025 Domestic Undergraduate Need-Based and Merit Aid Financial Aid for International Noncitizens Each chart includes data from approximately 450 Read More

All New Fundamentals of College Advising Textbook – Call for Proposal to Write Chapters

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is excited to announce a comprehensive revision to the Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling: A Textbook for Graduate Students and Practicing Counselors, led by co-editors Christopher W. Tremblay, Ed.D. and Beth H. Gilfillan, Ph.D.  After extensive outreach to faculty, students, and practitioners, NACAC has decided to streamline Read More

Transferring to High School? Remember the Five Cs

This is the time of year when counselor chat rooms are filled with posts like “Thinking about interviewing for a high school counseling position. Thoughts?” You bet. It’s as easy as remembering the five Cs. Curriculum Most of the people on hiring committees don’t know that, just like there’s a math curriculum and an English Read More

10 Essential Tips to Help you be the Best Counselor you can be!

You play a crucial role in guiding students through one of the most important phases of their lives. You help them navigate the challenges of adolescence, choose the right academic path, and prepare for life beyond high school. However, being a counselor is no easy task. It requires a combination of compassion, patience, and expertise Read More

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