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School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising (OSCPA)

School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising (OSCPA) ensures that school counseling teams have the support and resources necessary to implement comprehensive school counseling programs that advance the academic, personal/social, and career development of all students.

School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising


773-553-3470 (Fax)

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602

School counselors are critical to student success. School counselors work with students, families, teachers, administrators, and others to address all students’ academic, career and social/emotional needs. As state-licensed, educational leaders with master’s degrees, school counselors work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to be successful.

College and Career Specialists implement targeted strategies that prepare all students for postsecondary opportunities.

School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising (OSCPA) is comprised of the following teams: school counseling, college and career specialists, scholarships, and postsecondary initiatives. All provide professional development and support to school counselors, college and career coaches, and school administrators at the school level.


  • SchooLinks

    The SchooLinks College and Career Planning Tool helps students understand their unique strengths and connect their interests to careers. Through SchooLinks, students set goals for their current and future plans.

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  • DREAMer Support

    We provide services to support immigrant student populations, including DREAM training, school-based student DREAMer clubs, and the CPS scholarship fund.

  • Learn.Plan.Succeed.

    This initiative ensures every student has equitable access to the support needed to successfully create and fulfill a concrete postsecondary plan.

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  • Scholarships

    We foster partnerships with strategic scholarship providers, manage and report on awards, coordinate events and professional development, and publish an online guide that provides students with scholarship opportunities as a way to close the financial need gap.

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