As college counseling and financial assistance become more readily available, future first generation college students are leaving their high school campuses and becoming the first in their families to attend college in greater numbers than ever before. College counselors will learn practical ways to assist these students in furthering their education and achieving their goals.

This online course explores the social, emotional and cultural barriers aspiring first generation college students will face and must overcome in order to achieve success in their transition from high school to college. 


An online program to provide a holistic, core curriculum to teach the critical skills of effective college counseling.

The college search process can be simultaneously exciting and daunting for students and their families. Effective college counseling requires fundamental and advanced counseling skills, knowledge of adolescent cognitive development, an understanding of the higher education landscape, and familiarity with the undergraduate admissions process and financial aid. This program provides a holistic, core curriculum to teach the critical skills of effective college counseling.

This course may be taken independently or as a component of the College Access Counseling Certificate.

Who Should Register

Current counseling professionals* (public/private schools and private practice), parents and school administrators. No previous counseling experience is required for this program.

*This online course is recommended for college counselors with less than three years of experience.


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Section Title
Counseling Aspiring First Generation College Students
Online, self paced
Jan 30, 2020 to Feb 13, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
view rates non-credit $425.00