The Role of the College Access Counselor

Explore methods and strategies for working with students and their families to guide them through the college search process in this online course.

Student walking with college access counselor

The college access counselor plays a significant role in communicating and working with all stakeholders to ensure a student’s successful transition from high school to college. From advising students and their families through the college search, to explaining the application and admissions process, counselors must implement a robust management system of communication and guidance. This online course also addresses creating a college list, explaining admissibility and working with campus staff and college admissions counselors.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42469 Nick J. Accrocco Online Online; asynchronous modules with one required synchronous session (See tab below) Thursday, January 18, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Nick J. Accrocco
FORMAT: Online
SCHEDULE: Online; asynchronous modules with one required synchronous session (See tab below)
START DATE: Jan. 18, 2018

Instructor: Nick J. Accrocco

Content Expert

Dr. Nick J. Accrocco was a college admissions professional at two highly selective universities and a college counselor at four distinct secondary school communities. He earned his B.A. from Vanderbilt University, his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University's George Peabody College of Education & Human Development, his graduate certificate in College Counseling from the University of California-Los Angeles and his Ed.D. in Professional Leadership from the University of Houston. Dr. Accrocco combines a passion for helping students and families through the college search process with a healthy amount of humor.

Term: Winter 2018

Start Date: Jan. 18, 2018

End Date: Feb. 01, 2018

Schedule: Online; asynchronous modules with one required synchronous session (See tab below)

Fee: $265

Early Registration: $240 by October 18

Late Registration: $290 after January 4

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 8

Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0.8

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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.

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Participants may choose to attend one of the following:

  • Saturday, January 27 from 9-11 a.m. CST
  • Tuesday, January 30 from 7-9 p.m. CST