Studies show that guidance in the later years of high school can put students on a successful path to target college attainment and graduation. At this stage, a school counsellor’s role includes the following:
Encourage students to assess where they are in their college search and application process, and then what steps to take to choose the colleges that best suit their needs.
Assisting the students in putting together a plan for standardized testing.
Helping students assess their career interests and aspirations and begin researching colleges to pursue those goals.
Guiding students through the process of completing and submitting applications for admission to schools of interest
Introducing students to the financial aid process.
Activities for Incoming Grade 11 and 12
Career Guidance & College Counselling Orientation
Goal Setting for Grade 11, 12 and College
Showcasing career options and methods to shortlist the best fit career
Undergraduate Course selection
University selection process
Standardized test planning
Profile Building [Resume]
Statement of Purpose / Personal Statement
College interview Prep / Mock Interview
Time Management Skills
Summer Programs [If any chosen]
College Counselling Orientation
Application Essay Guidance
Finalizing of the course
Finalizing colleges/university submission (as applied by respective country chosen)
Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities
Full application submission depending on deadline
Deferred / Waitlist strategy for situation as it arises
Every student has the potential to achieve their target College/University and due to lack of planning and not starting timely leads to them settling for what comes across during the application period.
We noticed this issue with not just a few students but this is a growing problem due to multiple activities a student signs up for and sometimes not even relevant activities but does it due to Peer pressure.