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NACAC E-Learning Course on Advising Student-Athletes Now Available

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Shanda Ivory
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Arlington, VA (May 20, 2019) — The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) today released The Counselor’s Guide to the Student-Athlete Advising Process, the latest addition to its e-learning course library.

Designed to enable college admission professionals to learn anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace, the course provides crucial information to help professionals guide student-athletes and their families through the admission process.

Packed with resources and step-by-step guides, the course offers a comprehensive overview of the college athletics landscape, as well as practical tips for guiding student-athletes through the process of finding the right fit.

This new e-learning opportunity includes seven modules which:

  • Address distinctive features of collegiate athletics monitoring organizations (i.e., NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA).
  • Summarize the eligibility requirements for each level of participation.
  • Demonstrate the process of planning for–and later documenting–eligibility.
  • Explore the advising considerations unique to student-athletes.
  • Outline the admission, decision, and committing process.

The course is designed for high school counselors, independent educational consultants, families of student-athletes, and any others who support student-athletes through the eligibility process.

“Being a student-athlete can enhance the college experience in so many ways–offering opportunities, connections, and ways to excel, plus teaching lessons about character, teamwork, and effort,” said Joyce Smith, NACAC CEO. “The Counselors Guide to the Student-Athlete Advising Process gives basic, step-by-step instruction to anyone with a responsibility for helping student-athletes in their transition to an institution where they can pursue both their academic and athletic interests.”

Continuing education is available for school counselors who complete the two-hour course. The cost is $50 for NACAC members and $60 for nonmembers.

Learn more about the course. 


About NACAC 

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the association's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

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