Learners Need Guidance, According to Survey

Guidance counselors play an increasingly important role in determining the future course of high school students at a time when student needs and college pursuits are growing, according to a

Guidance counselors play an increasingly important role in determining the future course of high school students at a time when student needs and college pursuits are growing, according to a survey recently conducted by Grand Canyon University (GCU).
The survey found that the majority of a guidance counselor’s day is spent giving advice on scholarships, financial aid and admission requirements for college and tracking test scores, grades and credits.
“Although self-conducted research is popular among prospective students, clearly they also seek the help of guidance counselors to help them reach their goals — so it’s an important group for us to monitor to see what kind of influence they have,” says Christel Mosby, senior vice president of marketing at Grand Canyon University.
The 28-question survey also determined that 54 percent of respondents indicated that parents are not involved enough in their child’s education, and 9 percent are too involved and/or overbearing.
For more information visit www.gcu.edu.

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