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Note About Course Availability

Please be aware that some of our online courses have limited seat capacity or are only offered at certain times. If you would like to be emailed when seats are available, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page!​

College Preparation and Selection

Counseling in the College Selection Process

45 College Counseling SCECHs

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY BEING REVISED TO IMPROVE THE LEARNER EXPERIENCE | REGISTRATION OPENS IN FEBRUARY 2021

​ This course will provide students with an introduction to the theory and skills needed to work with students and families in the college selection process. Main topics include: preparation for college, developmental theory and college selection, researching colleges, use of data in college advising. admission testing, application process, financial aid, working with students and families in the college selection process, and creating an effective college counseling office. Many students will find this class to be a departure from theory-based graduate classes. While the theory relevant to the college selection process will be discussed, the course is designed to be a hands-on, interactive class, where ideas are freely discussed, and counseling techniques are shared and honed, leading to each student's greater awareness and preparedness in this crucial component of the counseling curriculum.

College Counseling: Building a College List

3 College Counseling SCECHs
Students need to build a college list based on a comprehensive review of all the options available to them. This course will familiarize the counselor with a wide array of college search resources, allowing the counselor the opportunity to support the student’s college search with confidence.

Career Exploration

In partnership with MACAC, we are developing five courses for the Career Exploration field – look for them in Spring/Summer 2021.​

Courses will include the following topics:

  • Building a Resume
  • Advising Students on Careers
  • Career-College Pathways
  • Hot Jobs of the Future
  • Job Shadowing and Internships
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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.