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Consulting Transfer, Summer, and Gap Year Students

An elective course in the Independent Educational Consultant Certificate Program.

Course Description

This course focuses on how to serve students in transition by studying three key areas within the college admissions process: advising high school students on summer programs and gap/interim year opportunities as well as supporting college students through the transfer admissions process. Topics will include transfer admission policies and procedures - and how they vary from school to school and state to state; how to identify and counsel students for whom a gap year may be appropriate - as well as information on specific programs; and how advising on these three topics can enhance the practice of an independent educational consultant.

We highly recommend students complete EDUC_X406 Principles of Independent Educational Consulting prior to enrolling in this course. See enrollment confirmation for login information. Due to high demand, early enrollment recommended.

NOTE: This course may have optional, live sessions via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted for students who are not able to attend. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in the course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access the course’s Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $745
  • April 17, 2023 to May 21, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00021
  • ID/Units: EDUC X406.8  (1.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SPRING 2023


Kate Sonnenberg, JD, is the founder of KS College Success. She advises high school students and their families on every step of the college admissions process. Prior to launching KS College Success, she worked as an application reader in the Princeton University Admissions Office, where she read thousands of undergraduate applications. She has taught English at the college level and legal writing at the law school level. Kate is also the Executive Director of EdMom Scholars, a non-profit that provides free college application counseling for low-income, high-achieving students in northern New Jersey.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START04/17/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END05/21/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---