Seattle Times: Students lack help applying for college

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 13 at 2:02 PM

Overstretched guidance counselors in high schools mean students don't get individual help applying for college.

There is only one guidance counselor for every 500 high school students in Washington state, says Claudia Rowe, a reporter with The Seattle Times, who sat down with KING 5's Lori Matsukawa.

This means students who may be the first in their family to go to college won't know about SAT tests or filling out a FAFSA form.

To bridge the gap, an outside group is taking fifth graders and giving them some extra help that culminates in one-on-one college counseling in high school.

Click here to read the story or check Sunday's issue of The Seattle Times.

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