The Professional School Counselor 

"The college counseling we provide will help you to acquire the skills needed for college and for life after college; encouraging you to enhance your abilities in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and thinking should enable you to achieve your goals more quickly." (Adapted from College Board, 2009, 1-2).


College websites:
This page contains information that will help prepare you for college.  
Its offers resources including financial aid, the college application process,
essay writing tips, college campus tours, etc. 
Provides information and support on college access to high potential
students of color in undeserved communities, with the ultimate goal to
make students the best candidates for college. 
Offers a virtual tour of colleges throughout the United States.  
Comprehensive resource on financial aid including grants, loans,
and work study—the three major forms of aid through the department’s
federal student aid office. 
A site for children in foster care to obtain scholarships and adequate
financial aid. 
Offers information about graduation rates for thousands of colleges
and universities, both public and private.  You can compare colleges
and locate collegesin your area. 
Gives students and their families information on federal financial aid to help
with college expenses.  You will find the application to apply on this site as well. 
Provides pertinent information on the steps to applying for financial aid,
how to find college scholarships, as well as internships, grants and loans. 
Some features include a cost calculator, financial aid easy planner, and
many other useful resources. 
Students can visit the SAT Practice Center to practice and review 
for this exam, accessing specific subjects or a full practice test.  
The National Collegiate Athletic Association allows student
athletes to access resources, tools and obtain information on 
beginning your college experience.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling provides
students with information that will guide you as you pursue your college
education.  This includes free upcoming webinars, national conferences,
college fairs and much more!

Listed below are helpful resources for the college admissions process
from the College Board website: Browse through the following links to
get a head-start on being COLLEGE READY. What do I need to know?

Sample College Essay Questions
Three Steps to a Great College Essay
College Essay Writing Tips
Letters of Recommendation
College Application Requirements 
Preparing for Admission Tests 

National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA)
Below you will find NOSCA'S Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling. 

1. College Aspirations
2. Academic Planning for College and Career Readiness
3. Enrichment and Extracurricular Engagement
4. College and Career Exploration and Selection Processes
5. College and Career Assessments
6. College Affordability Planning
7. College and Career Admission Processes
8. Transition from High School Graduation to College Enrollment

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Page created by Lisa Silverman, School Counseling Intern/Graduate student of the Counselor Education program at Lehman College