School profiles are an important tool in the college admission process.

They allow secondary schools to highlight the things that make them unique while helping college admission professionals better understand each school’s student body and academic offerings.

In addition to our own Best Practices for Developing a School Profile guide, NACAC has compiled this list of trusted sources to offer additional insight on school profiles and other similar counseling resources.

Reimagining College Access
An important element of the Reimagining College Access initiative is improving how the process of performance assessments in K-12 schools are communicated to colleges and universities. Improving school profiles to articulate this concept is a key part of this effort. NACAC is a partner in this initiative.

Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations
This collaborative effort between counseling organizations offers the ability to search for vetted resources on school profiles and other counseling resources.

College Board
The College Board offers a listing of the crucial elements a school profile should contain, according to college representatives and high school counselors.

The American Association of School Administrators
Using Data to Improve Schools, a guide from The American Association of School Administrators, offers insight from the administrator professional on the data needed to compile an effective school profile.