College Counseling: Empowering others and yourself!
College Counseling Certificate
A college counselor helps high school students prepare for and gain admission to the right college amidst many challenges – such as lack of knowledge about the options, parental pressure, acceptance anxiety, financial needs, standardized testing, and difficulty presenting themselves effectively on paper. Each student and each college is unique; finding the best match will dramatically affect a student’s odds of success in college. Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
- Expertly advise students about their academic and career options
- Provide students with academic counseling and course selection to prepare for college success
- Advise and support students preparing for standardized admissions exams and advanced placement tests
- Provide guidance on selecting an academic major and identifying a potential career path
- Counsel students and families through the complex process of applying for financial aid and comparing financial offers from various colleges
Download the College Admission Counseling Career Guide.
This certificate has 7 courses, is 33 units, and takes 12 months to complete. You must complete the College Counseling Practicum to receive your certificate. The Practicum includes 65 hours of supervised student counseling in a high school or nonprofit setting or with a counselor in private practice.
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