Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Princeton Review Updates College Prep Web Site

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Princeton Review Updates College Prep Web Site

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tech / briefs BY RONALD ROACH

NEW YORK

In an effort to assist high school guidance counselors in managing multiple responsibilities, the Princeton Review has launched its Counselor Center for the 2001-2002 school year at .

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, the average ratio of students to counselors is 500-to-1. In California, the average caseload is 1000-to- 1.

Given the shortage of counselors and the complicated college application process, Review.com's free online tools are expected to streamline the logistics of the college application process to give counselors more time to work with students. By using the Web site, counselors can get a snapshot of a student's data in an instant, viewing classes, GPA and SAT scores, target colleges, projected majors and progress through the application process. To track students, a counselor only has to ask the student for permission to access the online folder.

Counselors will be able to generate reports about the class at large or on individual students for administration, colleges or student meetings. …

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