The Fundamental Resource for New Counseling Professionals

Want to ensure you or your newly appointed school and college counselors have the knowledge and skills to develop a dynamic and impactful post-secondary school counseling program? If you or your counseling professionals are feeling overwhelmed due to a lack of resources, awareness, or perspective to support your school community through the college search and application processes, enroll in NACAC’s Professional Certificate: Coordinating a Dynamic Post-Secondary School Counseling Program course!

Featuring an outstanding faculty from a wide variety of public and private institutions, this twelve-week, on demand course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the college search and application processes, as well as resources that will set them up for success from the beginning. With this foundational course, you or your college counseling staff will have the tools to excel in your roles.

2023 Semesters

Semester Start Date End Date Registration
Spring April 17 July 10 Closed
Summer I June 5 August 28
Summer II July 3 September 25
Fall October 23 January 15, 2024
Winter December 4 February 26, 2024

What does this course offer?

  • Comprehensive, online learning. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of college counseling in a convenient, self-paced, online format. Participants will gain a national, regional, and international perspective while learning about best college counseling practices across multiple dimensions.
  • Short, on-demand modules. Participants will log into the learning management system to complete the short, topic-based modules on their own schedule and at their own pace. Each participant will have twelve weeks to complete the course.
  • Professional certificate and digital learning badge. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a professional certificate from NACAC. In addition, participants will also receive a digital learning badge that can easily be embedded on LinkedIn and other social platforms to signify their achievement.
  • Earn 9 CE credits. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 9 hours of continuing education credits.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5242. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NACAC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

What topics are covered?

  • Using Data to Inform School-Wide Goals and Action Plans
  • Foster a College-Going Culture
  • Educating Students and Families on the Post-Secondary Search Process
  • College Application Process
  • Including Families in Post-Secondary Planning
  • Financial Aid + Award Letters
  • Academic Advising
  • Building Relationships
  • Mentoring
  • Document Delivery

Who should take this course?

  • New school counselors working with students throughout the college search and application processes
  • Graduate students planning to pursue a career as a college or school counselor
  • College admission professionals looking to transition to a counseling role

What is the time commitment?

Course participants should plan to spend 30-60 minutes each week on coursework.

What is the cost?

The cost per person to register for this course is:  

  • $125 for NACAC Title I members 
  • $150 for NACAC members 
  • $300 for associate/nonmembers 

A 25% discount is available for offices of four or more participants. If your office would qualify for this discount, contact customer service for a promo code prior to registration. 

Unsure if you are a current NACAC member? You may be eligible for NACAC membership through your school or organization. Contact membership experience for more information.


Interested in sponsoring this program? Please contact the NACAC Sponsorship Team.

Premium Sponsorship Exclusive Supporter
Price $10,000 $1,500
One (1) 30 second advertisement video in course
Logo recognition on the Main Stage at NACAC Conference 2023 in Baltimore
Logo recognition (with link) on NACAC website and in all marketing materials
One (1) social media post tagging the sponsor’s social media account as a ‘thank you’
Ad retargeting package 50,000 15,000

Program Directors

Christopher Boehm
Director of College Counseling
Archmere Academy (DE)

Priscilla A. Grijalva
School Counselor
Corona-Norco Unified School District (CA)


David Antoniewicz
Director of College Counseling
Perkiomen School (PA)

Myra Castro
Director of University Relations & College Events
JSerra Catholic High School (CA)

Jennifer Cipollone
College & Career Access Counselor
Marple Newtown High School (PA)

Dan DeStefano
Supervisor of Counseling (PK-12)
Hopewell Valley Regional School District (NJ)

Josh Ditsky
Director of College & Career Counseling
Berks Catholic High School (PA)

Varo L. Duffins
Director of Financial Aid
Swarthmore College (PA)

Daniel F. Evans
Associate Director of College Counseling
Germantown Academy (PA)

Jeff Fuller
Director of College Counseling
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory (TX)

Alexis Goddard
School Counselor
Corona-Norco Unified School District (CA)

Stacey Hewitt
School Counselor
Downingtown STEM Academy (PA)

Julie Hill
School Counselor
JR Phalen Leadership Academy (IN)

Lauren Hoyt
Co-Director of College Counseling
The Hill School (PA)

Susan Hullman
College & Career Counselor
Brandywine High School (DE)

Erin Kim
College & Career Counselor
Granada Hills Charter High School (CA)

Jenna Mendez
TK-12 Foster Youth Counselor/Liaison
Corona-Norco Unified School District (CA)

Nichole Renee Mitchell
College & Career Counselor
Norristown Area High School (PA)

Alicia Oglesby
Associate Director of College Counseling
Winchester Thurston School (PA)

Nikki Orozco
School Counselor, Centennial High School
Corona-Norco Unified School District (CA)

Lauryn Roth
Director of College Counseling
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (PA)

Anita Shirley
Assistant Principal
Eleanor Roosevelt High School (CA)

Julie Sitko
College & Career Counselor
Moon Area High School (PA)

Randy Stamm
School Counselor
Hackensack High School (NJ)

Carrie Woodard
Director of Student Support Services
Pittsburgh Public Schools (PA)

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