The cost of tailored college prep offered by firms like Collegewise is beyond the financial reach of many families. (Collegewise also provides free resources for students and educators.)
High school guidance counselors, meanwhile, are often helping hundreds of students with their college applications. California has one counselor for every 612 public elementary and secondary students, the fifth highest ratio in the nation.
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