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The college application process includes many critical steps. Letters of recommendation can sometimes be an overlooked element in a student's college application. This online course offers educators knowledge on how to best advise students, so that they can secure the most effective letters of recommendation. It also provides tips and strategies to assist educators in writing effective letters of recommendation for their students.

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

Course Details

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

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

Advising Students on How to Secure the Most Effective Letters of Recommendation: This module addresses letters of recommendation from the perspective of student advising. As educators, how can we best advise students on how to secure the most effective letters of recommendation? Participants will learn about important information to convey to students such as the value of the letter of recommendation, how to request letters of recommendation, and tips for students to secure the strongest letters possible.

Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation: This module addresses letters of recommendation from the perspective of the educator. Participants will understand the value of the letter of recommendation to college admissions officers and develop strategies for writing effective letters for students.

This online course offers educators knowledge on how to best advise students, so that they can secure the most effective letters of recommendation. It also provides tips and strategies to assist educators in writing effective letters of recommendation for their students.

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.

Instructors

  • Amy McClurd

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Section Title
Letters of Recommendation
Type
Online
Dates
Mar 31, 2022 to Apr 07, 2022
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Instructors
  • Amy McClurd
Section Notes

Please note: Course dates are subject to change. 

Early rate: $324 (until December 31)
Standard rate: $374 (January 1 to March 16)
Late rate: $424 (after March 16)

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.

Accrediting Associations