Welcome to the WACAC Toolkit for High School Counselors! You’ll find information, sample forms, and other resources to help you build and maintain your school’s college counseling program. Scroll down to find documents related to the following categories:
- College Counseling Office
- College Night Programs & Presentations
- College Search Process
- College Application Process
- Letters of Recommendation, Secondary School Reports, & Transcripts
- Financial Aid & Scholarships
- Committing to College & Preparing for Enrollment
- Other Resources & Links
We’re always looking for fresh content! If you’d like to contribute to the WACAC Toolkit, please email your documents or ideas to the WACAC Professional Development Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This section contains the nuts and bolts for creating a welcoming and well-organized college counseling office. Documents include counselor responsibilities and communication pieces.
College Board School Counselor Strategic Planning Tool
College Counselor Calendar (for LAUSD)
College Counselor Responsibilities (for LAUSD)
NACAC’s Counselor Competencies
NACAC’s Role of School Counselors
NOSCA’s Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling
College Ed 9-10 Educator Book (College Board)
College Ed 11-12 Educator Guide (College Board)
Family Guide to College in Spanish (College Board)
Family Guide to Making College A Reality (College Board)
School Profile Sample
Total College Handbook
This section contains sample presentations and presentation outlines to use at college nights and other student and parent programs.
Awards Night Outline
Community College Overview Presentation
Letters of Recommendation Presentation
Where Did They Go To College Presentation
Planning A Financial Aid Awareness Program
Financial Aid Presentation Outline
9th-10th Grade Presentation
Senior Parent Night Presentation
This section includes resources for helping students and parents navigate the college search process.
This section focuses on the college application process. Documents include information about applying to different types of colleges, helping special population students through the college application process, and application tips and tracking forms for students.
The Application Process at Private Schools
Helping Community College Bound Students Develop a Proactive Approach
Checklist and Track Forms for Students
My Personal Checklist for High School Graduation and College
Application Materials Checklist 1
Application Materials Checklist 2
Record of Activities
Record of Community Service
Record of Personal Honors and Awards
College Policies for Undocumented Students
Resources for Undocumented Students
NCAA Requirements for College Athletes
Preparing Foster Youth for College
Structured Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities
This section offers questionnaires to help counselors write letters of recommendation. It also includes templates for Secondary School Reports and Midyear Grade Reports.
Secondary School Report & Transcript Request Forms
NACAC Secondary School Report Form
Recommendation and SSR Request Guidelines
Recommendation Request Form for Early Programs
Recommendation Request Form for Regular Decision
Recommendation Request Form Instructions
Recommendation, SSR, and Transcript Request Form
Secondary School Report Form
Transcript Request Form for Early Programs
Transcript Request Form for Regular Decision
This section provides information about financial aid and scholarships. It also includes information about helping special population students navigate the financial aid process.
This section provides information for students committing to college and preparing to enroll there, whether at a two-year or four-year institution.
This section provides a list of recommended books and websites. It also offers information about various professional development opportunities, usch as conferences and workshops.