Need-to-Know Ethical Guidance

College Admission Ethics in Action is a 35-minute on demand course that provides critical information on ethical behavior in the student recruitment process and the legal and ethical boundaries that apply to college admission. This course features three engaging learning modules with scenarios and interactive activities that illustrate what is appropriate and what is not.

By taking this eLearning course, your campus community will understand how to:

  • Avoid conflicts of interest and handle them if encountered;
  • Identify and safeguard private information; and
  • Use decision-neutral language and provide guidance without setting expectations.
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What does this course offer?

This course offers you the opportunity to:

  • Set the standard for your institution. The course is a baseline prevention tool for avoiding serious problems, such as the Varsity Blues college admission bribery scandal, that can put employees and institutions at risk. By offering College Admission Ethics in Action, your college communicates its ethical values and promotes integrity at all steps of the admission process.
  • Align your campus community. Most institutions have several college representatives, often well beyond the admission office staff, who interact with prospective students. Reaching everyone with a consistent message can be difficult. College Admission Ethics in Action makes it easy to train your entire campus community.
  • Demonstrate your commitment. Provide evidence to legal and regulatory stakeholders of your commitment to ethical admission practices. College Admission Ethics in Action is pro-active ethics training that safeguards your college’s reputation and demonstrates the steps you’re taking to ensure and promote ethical behavior across your institution.
  • Choose affordable and flexible training. College Admission Ethics in Action is modular and easily offered as on-demand staff development, as part of HR onboarding, or as training for an entire office, department, or campus. The course includes bulk pricing options, streamlined distribution, implementation support, verified completion, online knowledge assessment, and easy reporting.

What topics will be covered?

Topics that will be covered in this course include:

  • Avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Keeping private information private
  • Using decision-neutral language

Who should take this course?

College Admission Ethics in Action is for all individuals who interact with prospective college students and parents, including:

  • College tour guides
  • Student ambassadors
  • Coaches and athletic department staff
  • Alumni interviewers
  • Entry-level admission staff
  • College fair representatives
  • Faculty and staff involved in program recruiting
  • Development officers

What is the time commitment?

Course participants should plan to spend approximately 35 minutes completing the course in its entirety.

What is the cost?

Individual and preview price

  • ONLY $30 PER SEAT for 1 – 25 learners

Annual group price

  • $27.50 per seat for 26 – 50 learners
  • $25 per seat for 51 – 100 learners
  • $20 per seat for 101 – 300 learners


$6,500 for an unlimited annual license. Request more information.

PLEASE NOTE: As of August 1, 2023, all requests to switch cohorts, extend course access (by 1 month) or changes to course registrations will be subject to a $50 processing fee per person/per course. No refunds will be processed.

Preview cost will be credited to a group license if purchased within 60 days. Alternate hosting and licensing arrangements are available.