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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Online Programs

The Center for College Readiness offers online programs designed to meet the needs of busy educators around the world. These high-quality programs will use our online and easily accessible learning management system to provide professional development opportunities for teachers. Participants completing the programs will receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or Continuing Education Units (CEU).

Programs for Counselors and Educators

AP and Pre-AP Online Mentoring

In conjunction with our customized district professional development, we offer Web-delivered programs designed to assist AP and Pre-AP teachers in mastering their content and vertical alignment. The web-based programs provide teachers with the support, knowledge and networks vital to building strong AP and Pre-AP programs.

Fundamentals of College Counseling

The college search process can be simultaneously exciting and daunting for students and their families. Effective college counseling requires fundamental and advanced counseling skills, knowledge of adolescent cognitive development, an understanding of the higher education landscape and familiarity with the undergraduate admissions process and financial aid. This program provides a holistic, core curriculum to teach the critical skills of effective college counseling.

The Role of the College Access Counselor

This course explores methods and strategies for working with students and their families to guide them through the college search process. It also addresses creating a college list, explaining admissibility and working with campus staff and college admissions counselors.

The Undergraduate Admissions Process

Navigating the undergraduate admissions process is often one of the most daunting aspects of preparing students to apply for college. Students, families, and counselors all often wonder “what are admissions committees looking for?” This course explains in detail the factors that go into the “holistic review” of highly selective colleges and universities in the United States. Topics include: transcript, curriculum, high school context, standardized test scores, essays, letters of recommendation, athletic recruits, performing artists and disciplinary infractions.

Understanding the Needs of Aspiring First Generation College Students

This course explores the social, emotional and cultural barriers aspiring first generation college students will face and must overcome in order to achieve success in their transition from high school to college.

 

Programs for Students

AP Exam Prep Online Resource 

This online program is designed to support and guide students through the AP exam preparation process by providing continuous access to the most up-to-date and enriching resources.

AP Exam Review - Online Course

This online course is designed to help students prepare for their AP* exams. The AP exam review course will be led by experienced AP teachers in a variety of subjects.

Essential Guide to Preparing for College

This open-source resource was created for parents, students, counselors and teachers with the goal of providing information and resources to assist in the college process.