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EGuidanceCounseling.Org is an organization made up of professional educators and administrators volunteering their expertise to individuals attempting to navigate their way through the difficult college and education maze.
Most of us have had some difficulty obtaining a better or higher education at some point, either for ourselves or for others in our lives. If you were fortunate enough to have had an outstanding guidance counselor, that had all of the information that you needed, then you're in a special category. If you're like the rest of us then you have had or will need an education specialist. While nothing beats human contact, we endeavor to provide that specialist, the virtual education guidance counselor.
What does EGC offer? There are two primary services at your disposal for free without any catch. ONE, while many web sites offer scholarships or point you to scholarships we feel that's not enough, we endeavor to be the largest resource of scholarship listings in the United States and the world with upwards of one million. TWO, with approximately ten-thousand questions and answers and points of advice and information, we strive to be able to answer any question that you could possible pose about furthering your education.
It's Important For All Of Us!
This is the motto of EGuidanceCounseling.Org. We here at EGC believe that for every person that is not able to get the education that they desire and/or need it is potentially a major loss for our communities and society as a whole. Many individuals that have had to drop out of advanced schooling or forego higher or specialized education all together, were possibly medical professionals and researchers, legal experts, government officials, law enforcement, space explorers, teachers and contributors to our nation, the world and to themselves and their families in general. We don't want them to have to settle for less than their best. It's a loss for humankind. IT'S IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US!
Some high schools have one or more teachers experienced in offering counseling to college-bound eleventh and twelfth graders. They usually work in conjunction with the guidance department who assist students in planning their high school academic path. Counselors handle many students and schools and generally do not have a role of overseeing or managing a student's college applications. Advisors recommend that students get to know their school counselor. Counselors do not complete interviews, write essays, or arrange college visits. Parents often meet with the school counselor during the eleventh grade. Most counselors have responsibility for helping many students and, as a result, it is difficult for them to provide individual help to a particular student; one estimate was that the average ratio for all high schools of students to counselors was 460 to 1. Only about a quarter of public high schools have a counselor devoted to college counseling issues full-time, while almost three quarters of private schools have a dedicated college counselor. A report suggested that private school counselors have substantially more contact with university admissions staff than public school counselors.
More than 21 million students apply to colleges each year More than 25 percent of students who apply submit seven or more applications to different colleges or universities. This total number represent all grades and types of students. Not just incoming college freshmen from high school.
Fewer than half of all students entering college graduate in four years. Which means almost half take five, six years or longer to graduate.
68 percent of American adults do not have Bachelor’s Degrees or higher. According to Politifact.com.
The Washington Post, citing the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, stated that around 2.2. million people under age 30 have earned at least half the number of credits needed for a bachelor’s degree, but don’t have a degree.
Approximately half of college students drop out with finances being the main reason.