Certificate in Academic Advising (Online, Collaborative)

Higher Education and Student Affairs

Certificate in Academic Advising (Online Collaborative)

Learn the skills and theories needed for a rewarding career in academic advising.

As a student in this 15-credit hour program, you will study the foundational theories related to student and adult development. Guide students on their academic journey while creating equitable and inclusive environments for all.. You will be taught how to distinguish between the characteristics, needs, and experiences of various student populations, and how to develop your own personal approach to advising.

This program is intended for:

  • Graduates who want to work in higher education, but possibly not the field in which they are earning their degree(s)
  • Graduate students seeking a certificate on their way to degree completion
  • Advisors who have not completed professional training in the higher education context
  • Those desiring a credential from a highly-ranked university to demonstrate their expertise to employers
  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Aug 7
    Spring Dec 1
    Summer Apr 17
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    ResidencyTuition*
    IN Resident$450.93
    Non-resident$1515.17

    *Does not include fees, which will vary depending on the number of credits enrolled. Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

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