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College Access Counseling

The Center for College Readiness offers numerous online development opportunities for teachers, counselors and administrators.

Our college readiness-focused programming is designed to build awareness about the role of rigor in preparing students for college, to create a college-going culture within the school community and to explore the critical skills of effective college counseling for all educators.

College Access Counseling Online Offerings

Offering Description  
College Access Counseling Certificate An online certificate program that fulfills the professional needs of college access counselors.


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


Financing College: Navigating the Pathways This online course provides participants with the knowledge to identify and evaluate paths toward college affordability.

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Fundamentals of College Counseling Registration Open for Next Session: April 22, 2021 - May 06, 2021
An online program to provide a holistic, core curriculum to teach the critical skills of effective college counseling.


Letters of Recommendation Registration Open for Upcoming Sessions: Dec. 3, 2020 - Dec. 10, 2020 & April 8 - April 15
This online course offers educators knowledge on how to best advise students, so that they can secure the most effective letters of recommendation. It also provides tips and strategies to assist educators in writing effective letters of recommendation for their students.


The Role of the College Access Counselor Registration Open for Next Session: Feb. 18, 2021 - March 4, 2021
Explore methods and strategies for working with students and their families to guide them through the college search process in this online course.


Undergraduate Admissions Process Registration Open for Next Session: July 8, 2021 - July 22, 2021
This online course explains the factors that go into the "holistic review" process of highly selective colleges and universities in the United States.


Counseling Aspiring First Generation College Students

Registration Open for Next Session: Jan. 28, 2021 - Feb. 11, 2021
In this online course, you will explore the social, emotional and cultural barriers aspiring first generation college students face and must overcome in order to achieve success in their transition from high school to college.

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