Registration now open!

**Updated for 2023** 

Course Description 

The Counselor’s Guide to the Student-Athlete Advising Process is an insider’s guide to college athletics that provides all the information you need in one convenient place.

As a counselor, you are charged with knowing the basics to provide accurate information on athletic recruitment to students. With this updated e-learning module, you will:

  • understand the role of the NCAA and other major college athletics organizations (now including Esports!);
  • discover how to help your student navigate the admission, decision, and committing process;
  • learn about key deadlines, the importance of finding the right college fit, and how to preserve your student’s eligibility.

Packed with easy-to-understand information, interactive modules, tools, and step-by-step guides, the course consists of six online learning modules, and is worth 3 continuing education (CE) credits.

What topics will be covered?

Topics that will be covered in this course include:

  • Lesson 1: An Introduction to the Student-Athlete Advising Process
  • Lesson 2: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Lesson 3: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Lesson 4: National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and NJCAA Esports
  • Lesson 5: College Admission Advising & the Student-Athlete
  • Lesson 6: Preparing for Deciding and Committing

Who should take this course?

This course is for secondary school and independent counselors who advise student-athletes as they navigate the college admission process.

Parents of student-athletes would also benefit from this course as they will be supporting their child throughout the admission process as well.


Registration is now open for this on-demand, self-paced course. Access to the course is granted for six months from the time of registration. To receive a professional certificate and badge, complete coursework must be submitted prior to expiration of course access.

Per Person: The cost per person is $55 for members and $100 for nonmembers.

Group Discount: Save 20% per person when registering as a group of four or more! Please contact customer service for a promo code.

Note: No refunds are available (although participants may be substituted).

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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.