Welcome Counselors!

STARS appreciates the work you do for your students! As a network we are here to support you in as many ways as we can including counselor fly-in programs, professional development, virtual events, and more! Please feel free to sign-up for the counselor mailing list to learn when events are available to you and your students.

Counselor Resources

NACAC Rural and Small Town Special Interest Group

The Rural and Small Town SIG’s mission is to bring rural and small town admissions and college counseling professionals, as well as those committed to rural and small town education, together to increase college access and success, promote college-going culture in rural areas, and support counselors and students at rural and small town schools. All professionals committed to rural and small-town student admission, matriculation, and success are welcome to join.

Educators / Counselors Mailing List

Join the educator and counselor mailing list to learn more about STARS, its offerings, and dedicated programming.


Exclusive Counselors Events

Counselor Only Event

STARS Financial Aid Workshop for Counselors

May 8th 2024, 12:00 pm CST

Please join the STARS College Network as we begin to explore important changes in financial aid this year, and how STARS member schools are striving to ensure all students and families receive the resources and information necessary to plan financially for college!

Host: Yale University

Counselor Only Event

STARS Counselor Tours

May 17th 2024, 11:59 pm CST

Starting the week of April 22nd, high school counselors are invited to apply for one of our upcoming 2024 STARS Counselor Tours. Please join our mailing list for updates!

Host: Brown University, Columbia University in the City of New York, The University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yale University, Colby College