Fundamentals of College Counseling

This four-course specialization provides a quick introduction to the field of college counseling. Completed 100% Online.

This program is perfect for...

  • Those interested in exploring college counseling career options and identifying areas of further focus and specialization
  • Experienced counselors and educational consultants looking to augment their skill set
  • Individuals interested in learning the basics of college counseling

What you can learn.

  • Learn the fundamentals of financial aid, including types and sources of financial aid, how to apply, who is eligible, and how to use scholarship search services
  • Discover details of the college admissions process, including choosing a school, writing letters of recommendation, and determining admissions criteria
  • Explore college counseling for groups of students with unique needs, such as those with learning disabilities, undocumented students, students who are members of the LGBT community, and transfer students
  • Understand the differences between guidance and college counseling, the college counselor's unique responsibilities, and available resources


For an in-depth study of this field, see our seven-course certificate in College Counseling.



Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
EDUC X 414.80
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
EDUC X 414.81
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
EDUC X 414.82
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Elective Course
Students must complete one of the following courses.
EDUC X 414.96
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
EDUC X 414.98
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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