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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. 

Notes

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
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jan 28, 2021 to Feb 11, 2021
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Early registration non-credit $375.00
Section Notes

Early Rate: $375 (Until October 29)
Standard Rate: $425 (October 30 to January 13)
Late Rate: $475 (After January 13)

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Refunds for course cancellations received at least 30 days prior to the workshop start date are subject to a processing fee of 10% of the registration cost. No refunds are provided for nonattendance or cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the workshop start date. Registrations paid via credit card, and at least 30 days prior to the start of the workshop, may be cancelled by the participant. Registrations paid by check, and at least 30 days prior to the start of the workshop, may be cancelled by the participant but will require staff authorization. You may also send us an email at collegeready@rice.edu for assistance. We are unable to process cancellations over the phone.

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