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Nicola, Tara – National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2020
In recent years, international students on F-1 and J-1 visas have constituted a growing segment within the US secondary school population. Because many international families choose to enroll their students in an American high school in order to boost their prospects of admission to top US colleges and universities, college counselors play an…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, High School Students, School Counselors, College Bound Students
National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2020
According to a national [2017-18] survey conducted by National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), school counselors overwhelmingly oppose efforts to arm educators as a response to gun violence in schools. Nearly three-quarters of 2,251 counselors who responded were either "somewhat opposed" or "strongly…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Safety, Weapons, Gun Control
Velez, Erin Dunlop – National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2020
Among the first to demonstrate that school counselors have a positive impact on student outcomes that is both quantifiable and statistically significant, this study provides a powerful tool for counselor advocacy efforts. Using nationally representative, longitudinal data collected by the US Department of Education, findings show that high school…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, School Counselors, High School Students, College Attendance
National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2020
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Character Collaborative worked together to develop a survey of secondary school counselors and college admission offices. Survey questions were designed to better understand the nature of any character development programs offered by secondary schools in the US, and to…
Descriptors: College Admission, School Counselors, Admissions Officers, Individual Characteristics
Radford, Alexandria Walton; Ifill, Nicole – National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2020
This report analyzes new, nationally representative data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). Part I of this report examines what high schools are doing to help students transition to postsecondary education. Broadly, it examines college-level course offerings; counselors' time, attitudes and actions; and students'…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Courses, Counselor Role, Counselor Attitudes
Clinedinst, Melissa – National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2019
The "2019 State of College Admission" report provides up-to-date information on a number of issues that impact students' transition from high school to postsecondary education. The report covers the recruitment strategies that colleges use to attract prospective students and the process by which candidates are evaluated for admission.…
Descriptors: College Admission, Student Recruitment, College Applicants, College Freshmen
Radford, Alexandria Walton; Ifill, Nicole; Lew, Terry – National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2016
Between January and October of 2013, nearly 3 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 graduated from high school. By October of that year, just two-thirds had enrolled in college. This report uses recently released nationally representative High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) data from Spring 2012 to examine American high…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Counseling, School Counselors, Educational Counseling
National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2010
Each Spring, much media attention is focused on the college admission process for first-year students, with particular emphasis on acceptance rates and factors that colleges consider when choosing among applicants. However, less attention is focused on the transfer admission process, which affects approximately one-third of students beginning at…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Transfer Students, Transfer Students, College Freshmen
National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2009
The 2008-09 college admission cycle took place during a period of heightened economic uncertainty. When added to the annual uncertainty of the admission process--for both students seeking college admission offers and colleges seeking to predict their annual enrollment yield--the economic environment caused great concern among colleges and students…
Descriptors: College Admission, Higher Education, College Students, High School Students
National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2009
The 2008-09 college admission cycle took place during a period of heightened economic uncertainty. When added to the annual uncertainty of the admission process--for both students seeking college admission offers and colleges seeking to predict their annual enrollment yield--the economic environment caused great concern among colleges and students…
Descriptors: College Admission, Higher Education, Enrollment, Economic Climate
Briggs, Derek C. – National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2009
This discussion paper represents one of the National Association for College Admission Counseling's (NACAC's) first post-Testing Commission steps in advancing the knowledge base and dialogue about test preparation. It describes various types of test preparation programs and summarizes the existing academic research on the effects of test…
Descriptors: Testing, Standardized Tests, School Counselors, College Admission
National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2008
Standardized admission tests have become an increasingly important factor in undergraduate admission. At the same time, reforms in elementary and secondary education at both the state and federal level have elevated the importance of standardized tests as a tool to measure educational outcomes. Nevertheless, long-standing concerns with…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Outcomes of Education, Standardized Tests
Hawkins, David A.; Lautz, Jessica – National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2005
This report is an amalgamation of data from four separate sources. The first source is NACAC's annual Counseling Trends Survey, conducted in May 2004. The purpose of this survey is to poll counselors in high schools to discover trends in their work responsibilities, particularly regarding college counseling, and to assess trends that affect…
Descriptors: Federal Government, College Admission, School Counselors, School Counseling