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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. 

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
Dates
Jan 27, 2022 to Feb 10, 2022
Contact Hours
10.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Instructors
  • Sonya Ramirez
Section Notes

Please note: Course dates are tentative and are subject to change.

Early rate: $405 (until October 27)
Standard rate: $455 (October 28 to January 12)
Late rate: $505 (after January 12)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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 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.

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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