Academic counselors are employed by high schools and colleges, advising students to help them find the academic path that fits their aptitude and interests. The counselor offers advice, provides information, and helps assess with a student how their academic track will equip them to find employment after graduation. At a high school level especially, the academic counselor may also be expected to assess whether outside factors (which can be anything from a need for corrective eyewear to distractions at home) are negatively impacting the student's expected achievement level and then offer suggested strategies to help ameliorate these problems.
Academic Counselor Tasks
Present academic information to orientation groups, potential students, and parents.
Monitor academic progress of students.
Interview and advise students on academic requirements, career resources, academic abilities, and goal setting.
Prepare advising materials including guides and recruitment materials.