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
CCR42989 Jennie Kim Online Online; asynchronous modules with one required synchronous session (See tab below) Thursday, February 21, 2019

FORMAT: Online
SCHEDULE: Online; asynchronous modules with one required synchronous session (See tab below)
START DATE: Feb. 21, 2019

Instructor: Jennie Kim

Jennie Kim is the associate director for the Center for College Readiness at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. She started her work in the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows, teaching English literature and composition to middle and high school students in high-need Philadelphia public and charter schools. She transitioned to working as a College Readiness Coordinator, preparing first-generation urban students for higher education. She has most recently worked as a school counselor, advocating for college access, diversity, and student wellness. She is a National Certified Counselor and holds an MSEd in School and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, an MEd in Multicultural Education from Eastern University, and a BA in English from the University of Michigan.

Term: Spring/Summer 2019

Start Date: Feb. 21, 2019

End Date: March 07, 2019

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

Fee: $285

Late Registration: $310 after Feb. 6

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.

Participants may choose to attend one of the following:

  • Saturday, March 2 from 9-11 a.m. CST
  • Tuesday, March 5 from 7-9 p.m. CST