Special issues in counseling, administration and planning, social work, higher education not appropriate to content of existing courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Variable credit.
Dates: May 24 - June 18, 2021. The course meets TR from 5:00pm - 8:45pm; Entire course runs over a 4-week period: For more information please contact instructor or email@example.com Open to both Graduate and Non-Degree students
Professionals with post-secondary planning training can be the difference between a student heading to college with a good financial aid package or not applying to a school at all. This course will focus on providing a comprehensive overview of the college admissions and post-secondary planning process. This course covers the following topics: Basics of College Counseling, The College Search, Using & Interpreting Standardized Assessments, Financial Aid Basics, Working with Diverse Populations, Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation and the College Essay. Primary text will include the National Association of College Admissions Counseling “Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling” and “College Match” by Steven Antonoff. Course objectives include: ● Understand the ethics and best practices in college admissions ● Learn how mission and resources affect college admissions offices ● Review different post-secondary education options ● Learn about the different types of admissions ● Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the role of the college counselor and the various complexities of the position. ● Understand the different environments and populations that college counselors serve. ● Develop an effective letter of recommendation and college essay ● Learn how to assist students in how to best approach the college admission search process. ● Develop a foundational understanding of the financial aid process
Students enrolled in this course will attend synchronous and asynchronous classes, participate in discussion and course activities including case studies and college search criteria, review course materials outside of class time, and complete one written course assignment. We understand some students are enrolled in other online courses and we will work with you to allow for flexibility. Students will be required to read several chapters of books/texts that we will provide and watch videos and podcasts outside of class - approximately 2-4hrs/week.
Students grades will reflect attendance, participation, preparedness along with a written assignment at the end of the course.
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