Counsellors need to get more involved in school decisions

February 14, 2008

A new study of 188 high schools in 30 major metropolitan centres, conducted by a researcher at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, concludes that a high school's approach to college counselling influences whether many students will attend college.  Regardless of other factors, a student is more likely to attend college if guidance counselors take a "proactive role in helping navigate the process of choosing and applying to colleges." The effect is minimal on the most driven, or the least qualified, students. The Chronicle of Higher Education | Report