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Advanced Certificate in College Advising (Online)


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As one of five programs focused on training college advisors nationwide, the Teachers College Advanced Certificate in College Advising equips dedicated counselors, educators, and other stakeholders to demystify the college admissions process. The Advanced Certificate program, offered online or in-person at Teachers College’s New York City campus, features a specialized college-advising curriculum that trains culturally competent, diverse, and reflective college counselors who serve as agents of change and social advocates for reducing disparities in higher education.

Both the online and in-person program options provide the same curriculum and opportunities to study with exemplar faculty at Teachers College who are leaders in the field. The online program includes the added flexibility of an asynchronous format.

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Admissions Information

Advanced Certificate

  • Points/Credits: 12
  • Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): Rolling
  • Summer/Fall (Final): April 15 (Summer), August 15 (Fall)

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

Requirements from the TC Catalog

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As one of five programs focused on training college advisors nationwide, the Teachers College Advanced Certificate in College Advising equips dedicated counselors, educators, and other stakeholders to demystify the college admissions process. The Advanced Certificate program, offered online or in-person at Teachers College’s New York City campus, features a specialized college-advising curriculum that trains culturally competent, diverse, and reflective college counselors who serve as agents of change and social advocates for reducing disparities in higher education.

Both the online and in-person program options provide the same curriculum and opportunities to study with exemplar faculty at Teachers College who are leaders in the field. The online program includes the added flexibility of an asynchronous format.

Program Coursework

The Advanced Certificate is non-degree and credit-bearing, meaning that students receive 12 graduate-level credits from Teachers College, Columbia University. Students may complete the program online or in-person at Teachers College’s New York City campus.

To earn the certificate, participants must complete:

  • 12 points of specialized curricular requirements which includes 3 required courses (College Admissions Counseling, Career Counseling, The American College Student)
  • For their fourth course, students are welcome to take an elective course from the a wide offering of courses in the college. 

Core Courses

The Advanced Certificate has 4 core courses designed to provide students with a robust, in-depth, and experiential understanding of college advisement. These include:

CCPJ 4170: College Admissions Counseling

CCPJ 5062: Career Counseling and Development

Program Approved Elective

ORLH 4040: The American College Student

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