College Counseling Professional Learning
College admissions and financial aid policies have changed drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic. College Bridge has developed curriculum to train not only counselors, but also teachers and administrators, in the basics of college admission and financial aid. Through workshops, webinars, and our membership program, we will help you develop a school- or district-wide approach to college counseling, so that you can support students’ educational dreams for years to come.
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College Counseling Course Catalog
Our College Counseling Professional Learning Program is designed for counselors at every level of their career.
ASYNC (100 & 200 Level – informational)
SYNC (300 & 400 Level – live session, interactive, collaborative)
Weekly Wednesday Webinars
Overview of California College Systems
Inside UC Admissions – How Holistic Review Works
Benefits of Out of State & Private Colleges
The College Application Essay
Use of SAT/ACT in College Admissions
What Can I Do With a Major in…?
Helping students choose a major
The College List: Making the best use of fee waivers
California College Promise
Community College Transfer Programs
College Applications Made Simple: An Overview of the UC, CSU, CommonApp, & Coalition Applications
Making College Applications BETTER
Understanding the Full Student Profile From a College Admission Perspective
Guiding Students to Their Final College Selection
What Happens After the SIR (Statement of Intent to Register)?
Creating a College Transition Curriculum
California Dream Act – Admission Focus
Types of Financial Aid Available
Determining Student Financial Need
California State Aid Programs
UC Blue & Gold and CSU State University Grant
How to Maximize the Pell Grant in California
Federal Aid Programs
Federal Student Loans
Dependency Override & Who is the Parent?
Family Financial Aid Counseling
Comparing Financial Aid Award Offers
Helping Students Calculate True Out of Pocket College Costs
Filing the FAFSA w/out Parent Information
Financial Aid Appeals
Counseling Students with Financial Aid Special Circumstances
Webgrants for Counselors
California Dream Act – Financial Focus
Professional Learning Programs
College Counseling Membership
The College Counseling Membership is designed for teachers, counselors, and administrators looking to continue their professional development throughout the 2021-22 academic year. All levels include access to Canvas courses, weekly newsletters, webinars, and other select resources.
College Counseling LIVE Workshops
College Counseling Workshops provide a deep dive into topics and strategies tied to specific student outcomes, with interactive and collaborative dialogue among participants and facilitators. These workshops are designed for both new and veteran practitioners who want to up their game and implement a new practice or strategy into their profession.
Weekly Wednesday Webinars
Weekly Wednesday Webinars are offered free of charge and on a regular basis. The sessions are a great way to stay up-to-date on topics in college counseling or college readiness and success. Topics range from research-based best practices to policies impacting student outcomes.