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

Course Details

Exploring Colleges: This module outlines how to research colleges both remotely and in-person. Participants will learn what they should focus on during campus visits, who to make contact with during the visit, how to maintain relationships with critical university partners and the most productive ways to assist students during their visits to college campuses.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
This module explores the financial aid process and how to best identify need based financial aid, grants and scholarships. An overview of the most beneficial scholarship search tools and application do’s and don’ts will be addressed.

The Admissions Process
This module explains the essentials of the undergraduate admissions process. Participants will learn how and why colleges make admissions decisions. Additionally, this module examines how a university’s institutional goals can impact admission decisions.

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.

The Fundamentals of College Counseling online course is intended to educate participants about 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 course will not increase the likelihood of admission to Rice University and is in no way affiliated with the Office of Admissions.

 

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.

Accrediting Associations

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Section Title
Fundamentals of College Counseling
Type
Online
Dates
Oct 01, 2020 to Oct 15, 2020
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
Oct 10, 2020
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
Su
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 11, 2020
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
W
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 14, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Standard registration non-credit $350.00
Section Notes

Early Rate: $300 (Until July 1)
Standard Rate: $350 (July 2 to September 16)
Late Rate: $400 (After September 16)

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.

Accrediting Associations
Section Title
Fundamentals of College Counseling
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Apr 26, 2021 to May 06, 2021
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
May 01, 2021
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
T
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
May 04, 2021
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
Th
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
May 06, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Early registration non-credit $300.00
Section Notes

Early Rate: $300 (Until January 25)
Standard Rate: $350 (January 26 to April 11)
Late Rate: $400 (After April 11)

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.

Accrediting Associations