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Ch 13: Providing Effective College Counseling

About This Chapter

Explore various ways to provide effective college counseling with the engaging video lessons presented in this study guide chapter. After reviewing the strategies in each lesson, self-assess your material comprehension with brief lesson quizzes and a chapter exam.

Providing Effective College Counseling - Chapter Summary

Helping students navigate the college admissions and scholarship process is one of the essential roles expected of a school counselor. Learn some effective methods for preparing students for this process by examining the informative and easy-to-understand material outlined in these video lessons. Reinforce your learning of these concepts by taking the brief quizzes offered at the end of each lesson and the chapter exam. Some topics explored in this chapter include:

  • Helping students identify important factors when choosing a college
  • Providing methods for students to evaluate, research and compare their collegiate options
  • Advantages and disadvantages of attending community college
  • Understanding college decisions as investments for future success
  • Determining college admission criteria and navigating the application process
  • Strategies for credit transfers and what types of college-level credits are transferrable
  • General education requirements and how students can potentially test out of them
  • Navigating the scholarship and financial aid process, including FAFSA
  • Specific work-study options available to students

Navigating the college admission process from admission applications and school selection, all the way to scholarships and course selection is a very extensive and potentially overwhelming process for students. Learn how to successfully guide students through this journey by reviewing the information in this chapter. The material examined in these lessons will give you a refresher on topics related to college admission counseling.

15 Lessons in Chapter 13: Providing Effective College Counseling
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Choosing a College: What's Important to You?

1. Choosing a College: What's Important to You?

List criteria for evaluating the academic options at a college, including: number of majors offered, academic support services provided, class size, faculty background, research opportunities, and general course offerings.

How to Evaluate Your College Options

2. How to Evaluate Your College Options

Choosing a college can be a hard decision. There are many options when it comes to college, which can make students feel confused. Watch this lesson to find out what college options are commonly considered and how to deal with competing priorities.

How to Research and Compare Schools Without a College Visit

3. How to Research and Compare Schools Without a College Visit

What if you're not able to visit all of the colleges you're considering? Don't worry. There are plenty of ways to get a feel for a campus without a visit. You don't need to do everything on this list, but the more you do, the more you'll learn.

The Pros and Cons of Attending Community College

4. The Pros and Cons of Attending Community College

This lesson is designed to give you a variety of information about the advantages and disadvantages of attending a community college as opposed to beginning your education at a four-year university.

Making Your College Decision: An Investment in Your Future

5. Making Your College Decision: An Investment in Your Future

Your college education is more than just four years of your life; it's an investment in your future. Make sure you've got the information you need to make the best decision for you.

How To Evaluate College Admissions Criteria

6. How To Evaluate College Admissions Criteria

Applying for college can be stressful and confusing. In this lesson, we'll go over the college admissions process, including looking at where students can go for answers about specific admissions questions and what colleges look for.

How to Navigate the College Application Process

7. How to Navigate the College Application Process

Applying to college can feel overwhelming. In this lesson, we'll look at the application process, including when to start, what to do during the application process and where students should go to get answers to questions they might have.

Tips for Transferring Credit to Your College

8. Tips for Transferring Credit to Your College

There are many ways to save money at college, including transferring credits from community college or earning them through credit-by-exam. In this lesson, we'll look at what transfer credits are and how to transfer them to your school.

Types of College-Level Transfer Credit

9. Types of College-Level Transfer Credit

College can be expensive, but one way to save is by transferring credits to the college you are attending. In this lesson, we'll look at ways to earn and transfer credits, including some common limitations when transferring credits.

How to Test Out of College General Education Requirements

10. How to Test Out of College General Education Requirements

To save time and money on college, some students choose to test out of some of their classes. In this lesson, we'll examine what general education classes are, how students can test out of them, and how colleges apply credits earned in exams.

Do I Qualify for Scholarships or Financial Aid?

11. Do I Qualify for Scholarships or Financial Aid?

Financial aid vocabulary and procedures can be difficult to understand. This lesson will help by reviewing the different types of financial aid, how you can determine eligibility and how to maximize your financial aid possibilities.

FAFSA Tips: How to Apply for Financial Aid

12. FAFSA Tips: How to Apply for Financial Aid

Given the consistent rise in college tuition, finding ways to pay for college is on the forefront of every student's mind. Applying for college funding through the ''Federal Student Aid'' office is one of the easiest ways to begin. Listen to this lesson to find out how to get started with your Free Application for Federal Student Aid and be on your way to paying for college.

Applying for Scholarships at Your College

13. Applying for Scholarships at Your College

Scholarships award the recipient with financial aid that does not have to be repaid. This lesson covers ways to find individual school-sponsored scholarships and tips for increasing your odds of winning scholarships.

Applying for Private Scholarships

14. Applying for Private Scholarships

Private scholarships award the recipient with financial aid that does not have to be repaid. This lesson covers some of the ways to find private scholarships as well as tips for increasing your odds of winning private scholarships.

Understanding Your Work-Study Options

15. Understanding Your Work-Study Options

Work-study programs can help you finance your education and gain work experience for your resume. This lesson discusses work-study options, eligibility requirements, application procedures, and restrictions.

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