Online College Advising Courses & Professional Development


UC Berkeley's Center for Educational Partnerships (CEP) offers online professional development courses designed by college advising experts for new and experienced college access professionals and counselors in schools, community-based organizations, and college access programs.

Course Focus Areas:

  • College Knowledge
  • Application Support
  • Senior Timeline
  • Specialized Populations

Course Highlights:

  • The professional development module series is self-directed, high-quality, self-paced, and practical.
  • Course participants will gain knowledge, reflect on their practice, and receive resources to improve college advising services and guidance for students and families.
  • Whether you are building your practice or want to stay informed on policies and best practices, there is a course for you!
  • Each course can be completed in 2-3 hours and costs $100.

 Course Titles:

  • Creating a College-Going Culture
  • Helping Students Become Competitive College Applicants
  • Supporting Students in Creating a College & Major List
  • Understanding the CSU, UC, and Common Undergraduate Application
  • Helping Students with the UC Personal Insight Questions
  • Helping Students Apply for Financial Aid
  • Preparing Seniors for the Fall Timeline
  • Supporting Students After They Submit Applications
  • Supporting Seniors in Accepting Admission & Securing Financial Aid
  • Supporting Undocumented Students Through the Admissions and Financial Aid Process
  • Helping Special Education Students Prepare and Apply to College 
  • Supporting Students Through the Community College Enrollment Process
  • Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation
  • Helping High School Graduates Avoid Summer Melt and Enroll in College

Registration Information:

  1. Navigate to the registration page(link is external)
  2. Click on the CEP Course you wish to enroll in
  3. Click on the blue “enroll now” button
  4. Create an Account: If you have taken CEP online courses OR registered for the CEP/OUA College Access Symposium, you ALREADY have an account. If you can’t remember your PW, reset it.
  5. Enter the Promo Code (if you have one - be sure to click on the “Apply” button) and then click on "enroll"
  6. Click on “Go to your Catalog Student Dashboard to begin the course”
  7. Find the course and click on "Begin Course" to get started
  8. Once you are in the course, you will enter the “Home” section. Take the time to read thoroughly.
  9. Click on “Modules” on the left side menu to begin.

For more information, For more information, contact Dr. Claudia Canizales Aguilar ( sends e-mail))