Updated: Jan 28, 2020
Unfortunately, looking at the the national average; every high school counselor has over 300 students in their caseload and it may be worse in some states. School counselors deal with primarily mental and emotional issues and certain school requirement as individual scheduling, state reporting, e.g. They can barely find time for college guidance for their students and individual attention is almost impossible for a regular basis. Moreover, students are still expected to form well-rounded portfolio, be college ready, and apply to colleges. Management of this process with a professional help makes a big difference.