College Match

This course focuses on best practices for helping students identify, consider and enroll in “match” colleges. 

The course provides counselors with an understanding of college match and the dangers of undermatch. Additionally, it guides college access counselors through a “match approach” to the application process including developing strong college lists. A match approach to the college search process ensures that students are more aware of and likely to seriously consider or choose institutions that are a good “fit” based on their academic profiles, career interests,  financial considerations, and personal and social needs.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42887 Jennifer Gigliotti Online Online; asynchronous modules Thursday, October 25, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Gigliotti
FORMAT: Online
SCHEDULE: Online; asynchronous modules
START DATE: Oct. 25, 2018

Instructor: Jennifer Gigliotti

Course Facilitator

Dr. Jennifer Gigliotti is responsible for the design of innovative professional development models for teachers, including Advanced Placement workshops, online professional development, college and career counseling workshops, and customized district trainings. She is the co-author on a college readiness grant collaboration with the AVID organization and 13 Houston-area school districts, sponsored by the Houston Endowment. Jennifer has extensive experience writing curriculum and previously taught secondary social studies in Fort Bend Independent School District. She holds an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston as well as an M.Ed. in secondary social studies education and a B.A. from The Ohio State University.

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Oct. 25, 2018

End Date: Nov. 08, 2018

Schedule: Online; asynchronous modules

Fee: $285

Early Registration: $260 if registering by July 25

Late Registration: $310 if registering after Oct. 11

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 8

Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0.8

This course utilizes the Canvas platform and includes the use of high-quality videos. For maximum performance, we recommend these system requirements for the Canvas platform.

If your operating system does not meet the system requirements set forth, we cannot guarantee a quality learning experience. Please verify that your computer meets the minimum requirements prior to registering for the course.

The College Match online course is intended to educate participants about the basics of the college admissions/advising process. This course will not increase the likelihood of admission to Rice University and is in no way affiliated with the Office of Admissions.