Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:

The team behind PossibilityU, a college admissions assistance company, recognized that despite the volumes of information available to students about selecting a path beyond high school — there is a growing guidance gap. The scope of the guidance office is extensive and the ratio of students to guidance professional has grown – the average is now 460 students to 1 counselor. “With these odds, we are effectively asking a 17 year old to make a million-dollar decision about their future with only thirty-eight minutes of decision support,” says Betsy Peters, CEO and founder of PossibilityU (pictured above). “In recent years, policy makers have shifted focus from high school graduation rates to post-secondary success,” says Betsy, who says that a high school diploma is no longer sufficient for students to meet the demands of the 21st-century global economy. But most of our high school guidance offices are under-resourced when…

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