The college access counselor plays a significant role in communicating and working with all stakeholders to ensure a student’s successful transition from high school to college. From advising students and their families through the college search, to explaining the application and admissions process, counselors must implement a robust management system of communication and guidance. This online course also addresses creating a college list, explaining admissibility and working with campus staff and college admissions counselors.

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.

Participants may choose to attend one of the following required sessions:

  • Saturday, March 2 from 9-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 5 from 7-9 p.m.


The Role of the College Access Counselor online course is intended to educate participants about the basics of the college admissions/advising process. 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.

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Section Title
The Role of the College Access Counselor
Online, self paced
Feb 18, 2021 to Mar 24, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Early registration non-credit $300.00
Section Notes

Early Rate: $300 (Until November 19)
Standard Rate: $350 (November 20 to February 3)
Late Rate: $400 (After February 3)

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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