The Hidden crisis in higher Education

According to the Federal Government

Only 39% of students that enter a 4 year Bachelors program will receive a bachelors degree in 4 years

National center for educational statistics in 2016


Yes, you read that correctly. That means that 61% of students nationwide who were admitted and enrolled in a four year Bachelors program failed to receive a Bachelors degree after four years. This is among the most important, yet least discussed educational crisis in our country.

While many of these students will persevere and eventually graduate from their college and others will transfer to another institution and perhaps finish there, unfortunately, there is a very large number of students who will simply drop out of college altogether.

We believe that these are some of the statistics that underscore some of the serious problems with traditional college admissions methods. This is also why parents and students need better options.

Summit Scholars provides 4 Real college advice for high school students which helps them achieve in high school, gain college admissions, and most importantly beat the odds to graduate from college. 


Why college planning is not easy

The critical numbers are 475:1 Nationally, ONE Guidance Counselor serves 475 students!

But according to the American School Counselors Association, the recommended ratio is a 250-to-1 student to counselor ratio. Few high schools are staffed at or near the recommended ratio.

Do you know how large a case load your child's Guidance Counselor is handling? 

When you find out, we'll bet you'll want to supersize that bouquet you'll be sending her.  


Not enough time for your child's future ??

She's not the only one getting lost .... in the national school guidance counseling crisis

"Nationwide, there is roughly one guidance counselor for every 475 students. In California, the ratio is closer to one counselor for every 1,000 students. When building strong personal relationships with students isn't at the heart of any counselor's efforts, we perpetuate a system that is unworkable. 

These impossible caseloads and antiquated conceptions of the role of counselors force many guidance counselors to spend most of their day on non-guidance tasks, like being hallway monitors, mailing deficiency notices, filling in as substitute teachers, and administering discipline."

Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's Remarks at the College Board AP Conference JULY 15, 2010


QUESTION 1- What are the consequences of the overwhelming student caseload managed by even the best and brightest Guidance Counselors in the country?

ANSWER- Each child receives 38 minutes of personal advising on College Admissions on average

Source: National Association for College Admissions Counseling


QUESTION 2- What is the #1 strategy that smart families are using to ensure their child does not lose ... the highly competitive game of college admissions? 

ANSWER- The 26% solution: "26% of high achieving students hired an educational consultant to assist in their college search"                  

Source: Lipman Hearne