Free Online Course on How to Apply to College

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The University of Pennsylvania is offering free online course on ‘How to Apply to College’. This course is for anyone interested in learning how to navigate the college admission process.

The course aims to close the information gap for students who may be the first in their family to attend college and students who are underrepresented in higher education. The course will start on February 13, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Subject: How to Apply to College
Institution:
University of Pennsylvania and Coursera
Languages:
English
Price:
Free
Certificate Available:
Yes
Session:
Course Starts on February 13, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

About This Course

How to Apply to College will empower learners of all backgrounds to demystify and better understand the college search and selection process, combining the expertise of an Ivy League admissions office and a leading college access and success organization. Led by expert educators, including Eric J. Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Sean Vereen, President of Steppingstone Scholars, Inc., the course will help students, family members, college counselors and any inquisitive learner to navigate each stage from the start of the college search process through the transition into a college environment.

Through dialogue with students applying to and currently in college as well as campus advocates, How to Apply to College also aims to close the information gap for students who may be the first in their family to attend college and students who are underrepresented in higher education.

Why Take This Course?

A range of video and web resources are provided through a collaboration with a number of educational partners including  The Common Application, with nearly 700 colleges on the application platform, and Raise.me, which provides a new way for high school students to earn money for college starting in 9th grade based on their achievements in school and life. Other resources and tools featured in the course include Naviance, College Greenlight, College Scorecard, BigFuture by the College Board, College and Pell Abacus, ZeeMee and Federal Student Aid.

Instructors

Eric J. Furda, Dean of Admissions

Dr. Sean Vereen, President

Requirements

This course is for anyone interested in learning how to navigate the college admission process with a particular emphasis on those students and families who do not have access to a range of counseling support and resources.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create a Coursera account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.

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