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Counseling for College Prep

While the college-going experience may evolve, it is not going away. In this online course, you will prepare for a vital role where you support students' post-secondary aspirations as we also explore how critical your role is to the evolution of our communities.

Instructor-Led24 Course Hours | 6 Weeks
Self-Paced24 Course Hours | 13 Weeks
$115View Course
Teacher Professional Development
Counseling for College Prep


The Counseling for College Prep course will explore various aspects of supporting your students in their post-graduation aspirations. While students' backgrounds, situations, and dreams are all different, this online guidance counselor course will discuss how your role is similar for each. You will explore how becoming a student's host can help them see that life can be different and what it takes to support them to succeed.

You will also explore building a toolbox of resources to use for college counseling to support students' discovery and planning processes—no matter their background. You will learn to assemble a network of other professionals that can help, including at a national and local community level.




There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

about the instructor

Terry Farris

Terry Farris has over 20 years of experience working in career-based and liberal arts education. He has worked in the areas of financial aid, compliance, academics, enrollment management, and career placement over the course of his career.

Currently, Terry works as the Director of Virtual Career Days at Everytale, Inc. Prior to this role, he spent many years assisting team members and graduates with becoming skilled individuals from a career perspective. He also has taught college mathematics, communications, and professional development to a wide range of students.

Terry holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in both Marketing and Management from Fairmont State University, his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University, and his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education from Walden University.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.

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