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The UC San Diego Extension Program in College Counseling is designed to bring participants the latest in college counseling techniques and to emphasize the personal dimension of working with families during one of their most crucial transitional experiences. Skilled and enthusiastic instructors make the program a professional valuable and personally meaningful learning experience.
This online program is designed to effectively address the most current and relevant issues of College Counseling. Participants will receive instruction in the fundamentals of building a college counseling operation that provides outstanding service to the college-bound. Courses feature timely comprehensive topics in an online environment related to helping students make the transition to college.
The Specialized Certificate in College Counseling is designed and taught by specialists currently working in the field. Our instructors are highly experienced in College Counseling and focus on the development of practical skills. Their skills and knowledge are what keeps our program up-to-date in the field.

Target Audience
The College Counseling program focuses primarily on the college application process and working with students through that process.
There are three courses in total required for the program. The required course order is: Principles of College Counseling; College Counseling Strategies, and College Counseling Practicum. The classes must be taken in the required order.

Professional Development
We do offer several electives if there is an area that you would like to study in deeper detail. They are not required in order to earn the certificate. There is no required order or prerequisites to enroll in the electives for this program.
If you wish to take one of the College Counseling Specialized Certificate online courses for professional development without registering for the program, you may do so.

The Program

  • # of courses required: 3
  • Total units: 12
  • Estimated cost: $1,505
  • Time to Complete: Candidates can complete in 6-9 months
  • Delivery: Online

There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program

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There will be a $95 fee upon
acceptance into the program