My perceived roles of guidance counselors revolved mainly around the responsibilities of guidance. However, after conducting this research my impressions of school counselors has completely changed. Although I do feel their primary role should be to guide students, I am curious to know how they have time to do that when they have so many other responsibilities. It almost seems as if they are filling an administrative role, more so than a counseling role. They collect data, administer testing, complete scheduling, handle IEP’s and SST’s, and try to counsel students at the same time. I would think this is primarily the reason they prefer their titles to be School Counselors rather than Guidance Counselors—they do so much more than just guidance, if they have time to get to that at all.