The Eight Components of College & Career Readiness Counseling (Applied as a Student)

The Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling chart a comprehensive, systemic approach for school counselors’ use to inspire all students to, and prepare them for, college success and opportunity — especially students from underrepresented populations. The eight components build aspirations and social capital, offer enriching activities, foster rigorous academic preparation, encourage early college planning, and guide students and families through the college admission and financial aid processes. By implementing these eight components, school counselors provide information, tools and perspective to parents, students, schools and their communities that build college and career readiness for all students.

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