College Access
Counseling
Certificate

Program Results

This online certificate program is specifically designed to increase an individual’s knowledge and improve their capacity to assist students in navigating the pathway to college. Throughout the course of study, participants are encouraged to explore and reflect on previous experiences and bridge new understandings from course offerings into future practice. This program is suitable for:

  • Current college access counselors
  • Aspiring college access counselors
  • Professionals working with students in navigating the pathway to college
  • Parents
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Paths for Campus & Independent Counselors
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Plan of Study

Coursework focuses on fundamental topics in college counseling and college access, allowing individuals to further develop their knowledge, learn new strategies for student engagement and generally broaden their counseling skills and knowledge. This certificate is recommended for individuals with less than three years of college access counseling experience. Courses are intended to educate participants about the basics of the college admissions/advising process.

Courses may be taken individually or as a bundle. If you're in registering for these courses as a bundle, please see our bundle options below.

There are seven core content or elective course to choose from. Campus professionals are required to earn 40 CPEs. Independent counselors are required to earn 55 CPEs and enroll in all core content courses. You may choose any of the electives below to fulfill these requirements. Your selected electives do not need to be taken in a specific order but all courses must be completed within three years.

Courses are generally available without overlap making scheduling convenient and easy.


*Maximum CPEs that may be earned for a given course. CPEs are awarded based on participation and performance.


Bundle Options
 

Path for Campus Professionals

The Campus Professional pathway is for educators currently employed by a school or school district. Educators enrolled in the Campus Professional pathway are required to take at least five (5) core content courses earning a minimum of 40 CPEs and successfully complete the 12 CPE Capstone course.

In order to enroll in the Campus Professional pathway, a candidate must have a current school or school district email address to verify employment.

Complete Your Declaration of Intent

Individual Course Enrollment Option

This option allows an individual to enroll and pay for the certificate program one course at a time.

Single Course Refund Policy: Participants are eligible for a 90% refund when cancellation is requested at least 30 days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds are provided for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start date of the course.

Discounted Bundle Enrollment Option

This option allows an individual to take advantage of discount pricing by paying in full for all core content courses. The bundle price is $1,560.00. This price represents a discount off the standard registration rate for each of the five (5) core content courses required for this plan of study. Please note the Capstone course is not included in the bundle package. No payment plan is available with this option.

Discounted Bundle Refund Policy: Participants are eligible for a 90% refund when cancellation is requested at least 30 days prior to the start of the first course in their plan of study. No refunds are provided for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the first course in their plan of study.

Path for Independent College Counselors

The Independent Counselor pathway is for anyone who is not currently employed by a school or school district. To provide individuals who are not currently working in a campus or district office a deeper dive into the college admissions process, participants enrolled in this program are required to take all seven (7) core content courses earning a minimum of 55 CPEs and successfully complete the 12 CPE Capstone course.

Complete Your Declaration of Intent

Individual Course Option

This option allows you to enroll and pay for the certificate program one course at a time.

Single Course Refund Policy: Participants are eligible for a 90% refund when cancellation is requested at least 30 days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds are provided for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start date of the course.

Discounted Bundle Option

This option allows an individual to take advantage of discount pricing by paying in full for all core content courses. No payment plan is available with this option. The bundle price is $2,225.00. This price represents a discount off the standard registration rate for each of the seven (7) core content courses required for this plan of study. Please note the Capstone course is not included in the bundle package.

Discounted Bundle Refund Policy: Participants are eligible for a 90% refund when cancellation is requested at least 30 days prior to the start of the first course in their plan of study. No refunds are provided for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the first course in their plan of study.

 

Statistic Callout 1

23 ITEM

 

Stat Callout 2

11:1

 

Stat Callout 3

95%

The Program Experience

This online certificate program is specifically designed to increase an individual’s knowledge and improve their capacity to assist students in navigating the pathway to college.

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NAVIGATE THE AMERICAN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESSES.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of admissions requirements, financial planning, and counseling best practices used by counselors across the U.S.

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ACCESS TO EXPERT INSIGHT.

Online courses are led by seasoned admissions professionals, connecting you with a wealth of knowledge to make a difference in the lives of your students.

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A TRUSTED & PROVEN PROGRAM.

Established in 2014, Rice's college access counseling catalog has grown to be one of the world's premier preparation programs for campus and independent counselors.

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