College Counselors

Stanford Counselor Outreach Program

The Stanford Counselor Outreach Program is an annual program for counselors from high schools, community based organizations (CBOs), and community colleges that help under-represented students make a successful transition from school to college. The program’s purpose is to build a foundation for understanding the elements of this transition through the exchange of information, training, discussion, workshops, and sharing.


Program topics include: decision making at highly selective institutions, financial aid, school and CBO profile development, serving low-income and first-generation students, student support services on college campuses and more.


NOTICE: The SCOP application closed on March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

An exhaustive review of every application will be conducted and 50 counselors will be invited to the program in late April or May 2022 to attend our program in the summer of 2022.

Due to the collaborative nature of the program and the desire to include professionals with diverse perspectives, all interested counselors are asked to fill out an application. We use the application to select counselors from across the United States. The Stanford Counselor Outreach Program is traditionally held on the Stanford campus in late July.


Exploring College Options

Exploring College Options is a special informational program offered in partnership with our admission colleagues at Duke University , Georgetown University , Harvard University , and the University of Pennsylvania . Our spring 2022 virtual programs include:

  • 60-minute counselor programs with updates from our five colleges and live Q&A

  • 90-minute student programs that will include school presentations, an overview of holistic admission, and individual school breakout sessions



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Updated on July 26, 2021 10:49 AM