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College Counseling 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.

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Fall 2021 Workshops

Course #
Workshop Title
Date/Time
Workshop Description
Who should take this workshop?
CBCC303
Career to College: Helping students choose a major that matches their career goals
Sept. 24, 9‑11am
This workshop provides staff with tools and resources to backwards map career interests to available college majors. Resources will be reviewed to help students understand that there are many paths towards the same goal (i.e., not all medical school students majored in Biology). Additionally, this workshop will provide an overview of new and trending college majors which can help students think about their full range of options.
Staff who assist students in choosing a college major and/or career path.
CBCC400
Inside UC Admissions – How Holistic Review Works
Sept. 30, 9‑11am
This workshop will go over all parts of the UC application and show how admission officers review information in context for each applicant.
Staff who need a basic, but in depth and thorough review of UC admission policy and review process for the Class of 2022 and beyond.
CBCC306
Making College Applications BETTER
Oct. 7, 1‑3pm
Building off of the Making College Applications SIMPLE, this workshop will provide a detailed review of the four main applications that students will likely use during the college application process: UC, CSU, Common Application, & Coalition Application. Understanding the similarities and differences between applications will help staff advise students on how to appropriate their time and efforts accordingly. Strategies will be reviewed to help staff create their own resources to show students how to set deadlines, complete work in an efficient manner, and maximize their work (especially college essays).
Staff who have some experience in college counseling and are looking to fine tune their advising skills.
CBCC406
Understanding the Full Student Profile from a College Admission Perspective
Oct. 15, 9‑11am
This workshop will provide guidance on how staff can help students compile a solid academic profile to help them gain admission to a four-year college. The academic profile review will include: college prep courses (including A-G and what counts as Honors), calculating the college admission GPA, and understanding college entrance exam scores. Items will be reviewed from a college admission perspective so that staff gain a better understanding of what colleges are looking for during the admission review process.
Staff who have extensive experience in college counseling from the high school perspective and are looking to dive deep into the process of how applications are reviewed by college admissions officers.
CBCC355
Financial Aid Appeals
Nov. 5, 9‑11am
This workshop will review the steps of a financial aid appeal. Participants will learn how to counsel students on deciding what is worthy of an appeal and how to move forward with the process. Additionally, participants will learn how to determine the likelihood of an appeal being approved.
Staff who have a strong understanding of financial aid basics and are looking for advanced training in the area of how the financial aid process works.
CBCC350
Determining Student Financial Need
Nov. 15, 3‑5pm
A case study approach will be used to show staff how to understand all parts of the Cost of Attendance and then utilize the financial aid award letter to help students calculate what to expect for their true out of pocket costs to attend college.
Staff who have some understanding about the financial aid process but need a review and/or would like to review individual case studies.
CBCC454
Counseling Students with Financial Aid Special Circumstances
Dec. 9, 1‑3pm
The financial aid application process can be extremely difficult for students with extenuating family circumstances. This workshop will review how “special circumstances” are reviewed and handled at the college level and teach participants how to best help students with both completing their financial aid application and preparing for a possible financial aid appeal.
Staff who work with students in complicated financial and/or family/personal situations. Examples include: incarcerated parents, missing parents, difficult home lifestyle, situations of abuse.

Program Catalog

The College Counseling Workshops are designed for counselors at every level of their career

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
ASYNC (100 & 200 Level – informational)
SYNC (300 & 400 Level – live session, interactive, collaborative)
CC100
Weekly Wednesday Webinars
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
CC200
Overview of California College Systems
CC300
CSU FAQs
CC400
Inside UC Admissions – How Holistic Review Works
CC201
Benefits of Out of State & Private Colleges
CC301
The College Application Essay
CC202
Use of SAT/ACT in College Admissions
CC203
What Can I Do With a Major in…?
CC303
Helping students choose a major
CC204
The College List: Making the best use of fee waivers
CC205
California College Promise
CC305
Community College Transfer Programs
CC206
College Applications Made Simple: An Overview of the UC, CSU, CommonApp, & Coalition Applications
CC306
Making College Applications BETTER
CC406
Understanding the Full Student Profile From a College Admission Perspective
CC207
Guiding Students to Their Final College Selection
CC307
What Happens After the SIR (Statement of Intent to Register)?
CC407
Creating a College Transition Curriculum
CC208
California Dream Act – Admission Focus
FINANCIAL AID
CC250
Types of Financial Aid Available
CC350
Determining Student Financial Need
CC251
California State Aid Programs
CC351
UC Blue & Gold and CSU State University Grant
CC451
How to Maximize the Pell Grant in California
CC252
Federal Aid Programs
CC352
Federal Student Loans
CC253
FAFSA/CADAA FAQ’s
CC353
Dependency Override & Who is the Parent?
CC453
Family Financial Aid Counseling
CC254
Comparing Financial Aid Award Offers
CC454
Helping Students Calculate True Out of Pocket College Costs
CC255
Filing the FAFSA w/out Parent Information
CC355
Financial Aid Appeals
CC455
Counseling Students with Financial Aid Special Circumstances
CC256
Scholarships
CC257
Webgrants for Counselors
CC357
GPA Matching
CC258
California Dream Act – Financial Focus

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