NACAC just published in their spring issue the overwhelming case load school counselors possess at high schools and how that directly effects their attention to student's college planning. The article admits to the reality that school (guidance) counselors's case loads are 400/500 and upwards to 1,000 students. No wonder they don't have the time and sometimes the resources to assist students with college planning! As a former school counselor I admit that the article is rather spot on. My heart wanted to help every student that I could but there were always too many tasks outside of college planning, I had too many students (my case load was 800) and there was just never enough time.
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Serena Ostrowsky, M.Ed.