For Military-Connected Education Counselors
Whether you're at a high school that serves military-connected students or on a base, you play an important role in helping students plan for college.
Help Your Advisees Prepare for College
As a counselor, you're in the perfect position to help service members and students at on-base high schools start thinking about college. Be sure to tell your advisees about the resources below, which will help them:
- Increase their college readiness
- Make informed college choices
- Save money as they earn their degree
Get Students Ready for the SAT
One of the best ways to prepare for the SAT is to use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. It's online, so there are no heavy books to lug around, and it's the only SAT study tool that's directly connected to College Board.
Benefits of Official SAT Practice
- It's free.
- It's personalized.
- It provides instant performance feedback.
- It focuses on skills and knowledge students need for college.
- It's easy to access wherever there's an internet connection.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Research shows that just 6–8 hours of study with Official SAT Practice is associated with an average score increase of 90 points. Students who practice 20 hours could see their score go up an average of 115 points.
Offer Guidance for College Decisions
Every college is a good fit for some students, but no college is a good fit for every student. Encourage students to think about what’s important to them and look for schools that meet their needs.
Explore BigFuture Resources
The online resources at BigFuture can help students decide where to apply. They can search for colleges based on location, size, majors offered, and more. They can also watch videos with real college students talking about their college application experience.
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