National Association of State Boards of Education

Policy Update: Enabling School Counselors to Focus on Postsecondary Transitions

Posted on October 30, 2017

For students whose families and friends do not have college-going experience to share, applying to college can be challenging. School counselors can fill the gap, but in many schools—especially those serving students most in need— counselors are spread thin.

School counselor Teyanna Walker admits that the hardest part of her job is knowing there are students she will not be able to help. “That’s something that I have a very hard time swallowing,” she said. “But there’s just not enough time in the day.”

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