Counselors Change Lives

The Counselors That Change Lives Award recognizes those whose dedication to the college counseling profession reflects the CTCL ideals. Helping students frame their search beyond the ratings and rankings to find a college that provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life, these counselors change lives. Congratulations to this year's recipients!

Apply Now - CTCL Scholarship

The 2021 CTCL Scholarships of $1,000/year (renewable for up to four years) will be awarded to 3 students who will be attending a CTCL-member college or university.

The online applications must be completed and submitted by March 26. See the application for more details.

Starting a College Search?

CTCL's "How to Choose a College That's Right for You" brochure is a helpful guide for navigating the college search process and keeping students at the center of the process. Available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin, this guide is available to students, parents, and college counselors.

Print your own or request a copy by mail.

The Director's Corner

So much is different for seniors who are graduating in this pandemic year—no prom, no homecoming, no last game.

But the class of 2021 won't be exempt from one annual spring experience: If they haven't already, they soon will be receiving admission, financial aid, and school decisions from colleges and universities—and it will be a time of anxiety, excitement, joy, and sadness.

How can we help seniors deal with all the feels that are coming their way this spring?

Search the CTCL Colleges

Personalized, student-centered experiences are at the heart of every Colleges That Change Lives education. While the CTCL member schools all share that mission, they are otherwise very distinctive from one another.

Whatever your heart (and mind!) desires, we invite you to search the CTCL colleges here online to find your very own transformative college experience.