Made in collaboration with EAB, this report offers perspectives from high school counselors who play an important role in the college-search journey of many students across the country. More than 2,800 counselors from a diverse mix of high schools nationwide were surveyed.

Findings include their observations on how test-optional policies have affected students, as well as insight into how they advise students when applying to college.

Read the full report for more about the counselor perspective, including:

  • Factors that prevent students from considering college
  • The top challenges students face when applying to college
  • Changes counselors have observed in their students since the pandemic
  • Information counselors find most helpful to guide students through the college-search process