A New Framework for Aligned Advising
Over the past several months, ESG gathered insights from leaders and practitioners from across the country who are at the forefront of this work to develop a set of recommendations for strengthening advising between the K-12 and higher education sectors.
All students should receive a standard set of college and career advising support during the school day in high school and as a core part of their postsecondary education and training experience.
Advising should support students in both navigating the procedural steps from high school to postsecondary education and training and building relationships to help them succeed on their paths.
Students who face additional barriers - including students from low-income families, first-generation college students, and students of color - should receive targeted, proactive support.
K-12, higher education, and support organizations provide an intentionally connected system of timely support to help students seamlessly progress to and through postsecondary education and training and remove barriers that stand in their way.
These systems prioritize resources and support for students of color, low-income students, and first-generation college students to address deeply-embedded systemic inequities.
Through aligned advising, students develop the knowledge, skills, and social capital to make informed academic and career decisions, attain a postsecondary credential of value, and thrive in life.