UCLA Extension

College Counseling

colCnslCertThose who work with students making the transition from high school to college are all too aware of the need for training and information that is up-to-date, comprehensive, and practical.

ENROLL NOW – College Counseling Certificate

This online program is designed to be a preparation for counseling high school students effectively and helping them identify their postsecondary options. And because it’s online, this preparation is available virtually day or night.

The Online Certificate Program in College Counseling is intended for:

  • College and career counselors in a high school setting who want to develop their professional competencies
  • High school guidance counselors who want to acquire this specialized knowledge and training to transition into the role of college counselor
  • College admissions personnel who want to become more familiar with high school processes and other institutions’ protocols
  • Junior high and middle school counselors who want to provide their students with a head start in planning their post-secondary options
  • Teachers who want to be better informed about the options available for their students
  • Individuals who are interested in developing an independent college counseling practice


We strongly suggest that students who wish to ultimately earn the certificate file the application to become a candidate during their first quarter in which they are enrolled. In order to earn the certificate students must hold a bachelor’s degree. We require an official copy of that transcript. Students who earned their degree outside of the U.S. need to submit it to a transcript evaluation service which then forwards their report to us.  Please arrange to have your transcript sent to us at this address:

UCLA Extension
10995 Le Conte Avenue, room 639
Los Angeles, CA  90024
attn: college counseling

If you have a copy of your transcript, you can upload a copy of it while you are completing the steps of filing the application to become enrolled in the certificate program.


You can’t become enrolled in this course until you have submitted your proposal and it has been approved. However, the first step you will want to complete is to submit the PTE notice (Permission to Enroll). When you submit this before the early enrollment deadline date or  30 days before the class start date, your name will become associated with the lower course fee. Even if you subsequently submit your proposal after this date, you’ll still pay the lower fee.

In order to submit the PTE notice, click on the Practicum course title and proceed as if you were enrolling. Continue to until you reach the final step when you would normally provide a credit card number to become enrolled. You won’t be able to actually enroll, however when you attempt to finalize the enrollment process a PTE notice will be automatically submitted to us indicating which instructor you have selected. You will receive a notice indicating that zero dollars have been paid.

If you encounter any troubles in completing this step please contact the Extension Registration Department at (310) 825-9971. When submitting your PTE notice you are also indicating the instructor of your choice.

Practicum Proposal Supervisor Verification Forms. Proposals must be typed. You can fax it to us at (310) 206-5006 or you may send it as a scanned copy as an email attachment to onlineccc@uclaextension.edu. The proposal must be approved before students can be given permission to enroll in the course. The Supervisor Verification form must be submitted at the completion of the class and signed by the person who serves as the Practicum supervisor.


The following is a table showing the quarters in which the elective courses for the College Counseling Certificate are offered:

Elective Courses
Course Number Course Name Summer Fall Winter Spring
X 414.96 The Business of Educational Consulting X X X X
X 414.98 College Counseling for the International Student X X X X
X 414.99 Preparing Community College Students for Transfer X X
X 414.97 Higher Education in the Public Interest X X
X 414.80 Finalizing the College Counseling Process X X
ENROLL NOW – College Counseling Certificate

The following is a table of the academic calendar for 2018.

Dates of Enrollment
 Quarter Class Dates Open for Enrollment
Spring 2018 April 2–June 4 February 5, 2018
Summer 2018 June 25–August 27 April 30, 2018
Fall 2018 September 24–November 26 July 30, 2018
Winter 2019 Jan 7–March 11 December 8, 2018

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