College Admissions Specialist
"I loved the course by the way! I am revamping our whole program based on all the amazing things that I learned. Thank you all so much for that."
– Krista Gypton
Location: Online, Self-paced
Preparing students for postsecondary success is what we strive to do as school counselors. However the world of college admissions can be a confusing one, and often school counselors haven't received formal training in this arena. Learn how you can implement a comprehensive school counseling program that helps students understand the connection between K-12 school and college and make a successful transition to postsecondary education. View the Specialist syllabus.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the role of the school counselor in promoting college readiness
- Identify academic habits that prepare students for postsecondary success
- Articulate how school counseling standards support the development of academic habits and postsecondary readiness
- Identify ways to incorporate academic habits curriculum into classroom lessons, and small groups that support K-12 learning objectives
- Discuss the importance of collaborating K-12 to improve students’ postsecondary success
- Strategize ways to collaborate with your school counseling, teaching and administrative staff to keep your school focused on the culture of college and career readiness
- List factors associated with postsecondary success in early childhood, elementary, middle and high school student, and explain how a comprehensive school counseling program can have an impact on these factors
- Discuss the importance of a college-going culture and recognize what fosters a college-going culture
- Analyze your school's current culture regarding postsecondary readiness
- Discuss best practices for promoting a college-going culture that take into consideration demographic settings and special populations
- Recall the basics of financial planning for college to help increase awareness around college costs and encourage parents to educate themselves early about the true cost of college
- Recognize and discuss community college opportunities with students
- Employ best practices for writing letters of recommendation
The College Admissions Specialist training is $99 ($249 for nonmembers) and is equal to 5 CEUs/50 Contact Hours. Register now.
Access to all webinars, journal article, magazine articles and quizzes is included in the registration price. Books must be purchased separately.