College Admissions Guide: Improving Best-Fit Outcomes for All Students

School counselors are key figures in the college preparation process, yet they face numerous challenges in providing support tailored to each student’s individual interests, strengths, and needs.

This eBook, College Admissions Guide: Improving Best-Fit Outcomes for All Students, offers a year-by-year roadmap to lead high school counselors through the many twists and turns in the college search and admissions process.

These strategies will empower your students to set their own higher education goals and hit each college prep milestone, such as:

  • Freshman year – Engage in self-discovery with Naviance’s College, Career, and Life Readiness (CCLR) Framework; start building a college resume; discuss the details of postsecondary planning
  • Sophomore year – Begin future exploration by identifying career paths; participate in activities such as job fairs, mentorships and internships; prepare for college placement tests; start college visits
  • Senior year – The last mile includes college applications; college essays; college interviews; financial aid applications

The college search journey is unique to each student. This guide serves as a steady compass along the way.

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