<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=643855279873876&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Skip to the main content.
College Guidance for Parents & Guardians

 

Create an Account

Pricing

Scoir is free for your students and for you. We also offer Advanced Solutions to help you better guide your students.

Learn More

Resources

Access resources in the areas of test prep, essay support, and financial aid to better navigate every part of the admissions process.

Explore

Scoir is Free for CBOs

 

Join Now

Pricing

 

Learn More

Resources

College and academic advising resources to guide and inspire college counselors.

Explore

Simplified Advising for Counselors

 

Book a Walkthrough

District Solutions

 
Pricing

We offer a flat 50% discount for each student who receives free or reduced lunch in your school or district.

Learn More

New! Middle Schools

Enjoy Career Readiness Early Access for grades 6-8, built to help you guide students and track progress in the early years of career learnings and activities.

Learn More

Resources

ScoirU_WP_image-1

Career development (certifications, courses & curriculum) for changemakers.

Explore

View Bonus Resources

Enrollment Solutions for Colleges

 

Schedule a Consultation

Join a Demo

Pricing

Our pricing is fair for schools of all sizes, transparent, and rewards those schools expanding access to underserved students.

Learn More

Resources

Check out content and practical guides to help inform your enrollment strategies and programs.

Explore

The College and Career Planning Guide for Counselors and Advisors

Your Go-To Place for Helpful Resources

 

Getting Started

circle-question-solid@2x

What is Scoir

Scoir provides high schools and CBOs with the tools that strengthen counseling departments and advisors so they can spend more time supporting students (and less time on admin).

We help students discover their talents and how they translate to career pathways so they can make the best decision(s) about their futures.

 

person-circle-question

Who This Guide is For

If you are a counselor or student advisor at a high school or CBO, this guide is for you!

You don't need to be a Scoir customer to benefit from this guide.

Here, we outline helpful information for any counselor or advisor who is looking to save time on admin and spend more time supporting students. Throughout this guide, we link to blog posts, PDFs, videos, and additional content by Scoir and others that can help you and your students throughout the college and career planning process.

Sometimes, we mention features that are specific to those who have access to Scoir. We'll make it known which features any counselor or advisor can utilize, regardless of whether their high school pays for Scoir.

CBOs can join Scoir for free, and high school teams receive a 50% discount for each student who receives free or reduced lunch at their school.

All students and parents/guardians can use Scoir for free!

 

Class Planning and Extracurriculars

Assisting students in planning their high school classes and extracurriculars is a great way to help them enhance their growth. The NFHS compiled 50+ resources that make the case for extracurriculars, citing numerous benefits well into adult life, including a more active lifestyle, long-lasting friendships, and time management skills.

Plus...the right coursework and extracurriculars can help pave the way for college and career success!

Below are some helpful resources to share with students as they are navigating high school course selection.

 

College Search and Discovery for Teens

Now the post-high school journey begins! Students are experiencing a ton of emotions at this stage. Pressure is on them to choose a path for the rest of their education and career. They're hearing a lot of different voices with varying advice, and your voice is one of the most important.

Here are some resources to share with your students (and to read yourself!) when they're starting to explore colleges that may be a good fit for them.

lightbulb

How Scoir Can Help

  • College Discovery: Students can search for colleges that may be a good fit for them

  • College Profiles: Students can see in-depth information on each college

  • Find Your College Match Quiz: Students receive personalized college recommendations based on what's most important to them

circle-info  Save for Later Did you know that Scoir offers counselors and advisors certification courses through Scoir U? We provide group and individual certifications on topics like SEL and college counseling for grades 9-12!

 

Career Exploration for Teens

With more students pursing careers immediately after high school, career exploration is starting earlier in the student experience.

The future of career and college discovery and prep is that they happen in tandem. Scoir and the Cristo Rey Network's partnership is an example of how these two important aspects of a student's future can be nurtured simultaneously. We recommend checking out the partnership for inspiration!

lightbulb

How Scoir Can Help

  • 2-Year, Tech, and Trade School Discovery: Students can find a variety of schools that will help them enter their chosen career.

  • Career Assessment: Students can take a fully integrated Career Interest Assessment in Scoir to be matched with best-fit careers.

  • PrinciplesYou Character Assessment: PrinciplesYou is a scientifically validated character assessment that can be completed in one class period, so students can discover which careers may be a good fit for them.

lightbulb

How Scoir Can Help

lightbulb

How Scoir Can Help

  • College Lists: Students can follow colleges and manage their college list on Scoir (and even categorize by acceptance likelihood)

  • Find Your College Match Quiz: Students receive personalized college recommendations based on what's most important to them

  • Apply with Scoir: Students can apply to Coalition colleges on Scoir, reducing duplicate work

circle-info  P.S. Your students and parents/guardians can use Scoir, even if your high school doesn't pay for Scoir, feel free to create a student account so you can explore the experience! You can also collaborate with students on their college list, career discovery, and more side-by-side while they are in their Scoir account.

 

Writing Letters of Recommendation

When requests for letters of recommendation roll in, you've likely thought: how will I get all this done?

The spring semester is a great time to rethink how you communicate letters of recommendation expectations to students and optimize your process to save you and your students time. Here are some steps we'd recommend:

First, revamp your letter of rec questionnaire. Here is a list of questions to ask students to answer. That way, you don't need to guess what a student wants you to write about.

Next, consider going to classrooms and explaining the letter of rec process you've established. You could even send an email letting students know about this process. When you're going to class or sending this email, you share the questionnaire with students.

Don't forget to take care of yourself. You deserve it.

Write those letters!

lightbulb

How Scoir Can Help

lightbulb

How Scoir Can Help

  • Financial Aid Estimates: Scoir provides multiple levels of financial estimates based on the information you provide for each college on Scoir.

circle-info  Psst...a Scoir scholarship search feature for students and counselors is coming soon. Stay tuned! Sign up for What's New in Scoir to receive new feature updates.

 

Pre-College Programs and Events

Pre-college programs and events have a wide variety of benefits, from personal development to determining if a college is a good fit. Consider sharing these helpful resources with students so they can fill their summer!

lightbulb

How Scoir Can Help