In order o expand the opportunities of licensed counselors, we offer the College Access Certification.

Classes begin in August
College Access Certification

The College Access certification consists of 5 modules, each one with a duration of one day or 7.5 hours of instruction.

The 5 workshops are:

  1. Evaluating the college readiness of the student and creating a culture of College Access
    2.  Matching students with postsecondary opportunities
    3.  Effective college applications
    4.  The process of applying for financial aid
  2. 5. Understanding scholarships, loans, and the economic disparity to assist college

Cada día de Taller está aprobado para 7 horas de Educación continua para Consejeros Profesionales por la Junta de Acreditación del Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico.

Each day the Workshop is aproved for 7 hours of Continuing Education for Professional Counselors by the Accreditation board of the Puerto Rico Health Department

Workshop 1

 

 

Evaluating the college readiness of the student / Creating a culture of College Access

 

 

 

  • Planning the pre-college curriculum from an early age
  • Planning the ore-college curriculum from an early age
  • Understanding the labor market in the globalized economy
  • Understanding and administering the range of pre-college requisites and tests for an undergraduate degree in top universities around the world
  • Matching the student with the best opportunity and global educational institution
  • Strategies for pre-college, academic, and emotional preparation
  • Guiding the student and their family in the process of applying to college in and outside of Puerto Rico
  • Financial planning for undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Capacitating and offering support with the financial aid application

Workshop 2

 

 

Matching students with post-secondary opportunities

 

 

 

  • Understanding the terminology around port-secondary programs
  • Types of post-secondary programs
  • Early decision vs. early action
  • Identifying non-profit public universities, private and for profit
  • College programs in PR and the United States
  • Understanding and administering the range of pre-college tests and requirements for an undergraduate degree in top universities around the world.
  • List criteria for balanced universities
  • Search requirements
  • Exercises to match the student with the best opportunity and global educational institution

Workshop 3

 

 

Effective college applications

 

 

 

  • Demonstrating steps, requirements and calendar for applying to universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.
  • Ranking by competitiveness  state, private, liberal arts of science specializations, qualifications
  • What are universities looking for in a student? Matching the student with the best opportunity and global educational institution
  • How applications differ by type of institution and what can the student do to strengthen their application
  • The online Common Application- general components and supplements with particular requirements by university
  • What role does the counselor play in helping the student complete their first application?
  • Best practices for essays and student resumé
  • Effective recommendation letters
  • Preparing the student for the interview

Workshop 4

 

 

The process of applying for financial aid

 

 

  • Financial aid explanation
  • First steps for filling out the FAFSA: the rules
  • Financial aid application: FAFSA
  • Financial aid application: TAP, CSS profile*
  • Financial aid application: The process
  • What would you do?
  • Capacitating counselors in the following college access skills:
    • Financial planning for college: what does it involve and why is it important?
    • Examples of how students can be derailed by challenges
    • Lack of financial aid support and counseling
    • The costs of going to college (direct and indirect); expected family contribution; need and sources of financial aid
    • Components of financial aid- federal subsidies, work-study, scholarships and loans
    • Helping to complete the FAFSA, and giving advice about loans
    • Offering support in scholarship applications
    • Presenting material on PowerPoint
    • Exercises and group dynamics

Workshop 3

 

 

Effective college applications

 

 

 

  • Demonstrating steps, requirements and calendar for applying to universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.
  • Ranking by competitiveness  state, private, liberal arts of science specializations, qualifications
  • What are universities looking for in a student? Matching the student with the best opportunity and global educational institution
  • How applications differ by type of institution and what can the student do to strengthen their application
  • The online Common Application- general components and supplements with particular requirements by university
  • What role does the counselor play in helping the student complete their first application?
  • Best practices for essays and student resumé
  • Effective recommendation letters
  • Preparing the student for the interview

Workshop 4

 

 

The process of applying for financial aid

 

 

  • Financial aid explanation
  • First steps for filling out the FAFSA: the rules
  • Financial aid application: FAFSA
  • Financial aid application: TAP, CSS profile*
  • Financial aid application: The process
  • What would you do?
  • Capacitating counselors in the following college access skills:
    • Financial planning for college: what does it involve and why is it important?
    • Examples of how students can be derailed by challenges
    • Lack of financial aid support and counseling
    • The costs of going to college (direct and indirect); expected family contribution; need and sources of financial aid
    • Components of financial aid- federal subsidies, work-study, scholarships and loans
    • Helping to complete the FAFSA, and giving advice about loans
    • Offering support in scholarship applications
    • Presenting material on PowerPoint
    • Exercises and group dynamics

Workshop 5

 

 

Understanding scholarships, loans and the economic barriers to attent college

 

 

 

  • Sources of aid (subsidies, loans, work-study)
  • Pros and cons per type of loan
  • Comparing offers
  • How to appeal an offer
  • Preparing students for financial success in college
  • Strategies for students in college

Classes begin in August

For more information, call (787) 772-8269 ext. 254

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(787) 772-8269

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