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National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2021
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) compiled this report to provide a glimpse at the 10-year trends in student-to-counselor ratios from 2004-05 to 2014-15, the latest school years for which data is available. The data was downloaded from the National Center for…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Client Ratio, Public Schools
National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2021
High school counselors generally feel prepared to advise students about community colleges and believe these institutions offer relatively easy application and enrollment processes. However, results of a national survey conducted by NACAC showed that many counselors feel less knowledgeable about transfer policies at area four-year colleges and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Counselors, High School Students, Guidance
National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2021
According to a survey by NACAC and IC3 (International Career and College Counseling) Institute, 88 percent of Indian high school counselors believe their administration understands the importance of a dedicated career and college counseling program, and 70 percent agree that their school culture is supportive of counseling. However, many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Counseling, High Schools, School Counselors
Patel, Pooja; Clinedinst, Melissa – National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2021
To highlight differences in student-to-counselor ratios, NACAC has prepared a series of state maps using school district-level data available from the US Department of Education. Research has shown that secondary school counselors play a critical role in facilitating the transition to postsecondary education. Unfortunately, the ability of public…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Districts, Secondary Schools, Educational Counseling
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
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
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
Means, Darris R. – National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2018
Since the 2016 presidential campaign, for better or worse, the general public and media have placed rural America in the national spotlight. While the election placed an important spotlight on the lives, challenges, and strengths of people living in rural communities, the spotlight came with the perpetuation of myths of rural America (e.g., people…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness, Access to Education
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
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, 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
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