College admissions offices can provide application assistance for high schoolers without counselors. Navigating high school without counselors can be tricky for students and their families, but some have limited or no access to these professionals.
Twenty-one percent of U.S. high schools don't have counselors, according to the most recent federal data. Throughout K-12 education, one counselor is available for every 482 students – nearly twice the number the American School Counseling Association recommends, according to data the group released this month.
Counselors help students with academics, socioemotional issues and preparations for college and careers, says Leah Zimmerman, a school counselor at Crookston High School in Minnesota. In the state, one counselor is available for every 723 students." ...