Benefits of College Counseling
Benefits of Private College Counseling
Choosing the right college is one of the most important decisions students and families will make. A student’s college experience significantly impacts his or her personal growth and future plans. Finding the right fit, however, is not always easy and can be a stressful process. There are many factors to consider when searching for the right college. That is where a private college counselor plays a vital role.
Private college counselors supplement the work of high school guidance counselors by providing students with personalized, individual attention outside of normal school hours. Nationally, on average, high school students receive A TOTAL of 38 minutes of personal college admissions guidance from their high school counselors.
- Public school counselors spend 24% of their time on college counseling.
- Private school counselors spend 52% of their time on college counseling.
- At Great College Fit, we spend 100% of our time on college counseling
- American high school students, on average, receive fewer than 40 minutes of personal college admissions guidance
- Only 28% of public secondary schools have a dedicated college counselor
- The NACAC recommended student-to-counselor ratio is 250:1
- California’s student to counselor ratio is 760:1
- Colorado’s student to counselor ratio is 383:1
- Students who work with an IEC are FOUR times more likely to attend a private college and THREE times more likely to attend an out-of-state college
- Students who meet one-on-one with a counselor are 6.8 times more likely to complete a FAFSA and 3.2 times more likely to attend college than those who don’t
Source: NACAC 2017 State of College Admission Report