Get a Preparing for College Success Certificate

Do you feel like your past educational or life experiences haven’t quite prepared you to excel in a college environment? Are you thinking of attending college, but not really sure where to start? If so, you aren’t alone. College is a big transition for many people, and this course will help you to take the next step in your education feeling prepared and confident.

With information about everything from how to study for tests, to how to build relationships with peers and mentors, this course is intended to make sure that you head to your college program excited to learn, rather than nervous about unfamiliar processes and expectations.

What Happens in the Preparing for College Success Certificate Course

The Preparing for College Success Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Preparing for College Success). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Preparing for College Success Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Preparing for College Success Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.

Course Topics

The Preparing for College Success Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Preparing for College Success Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

Getting into College

  • What Are the Benefits of College?
  • Your Academic Journey and Personal Story
  • Finding the Right “Fit”
  • Applying for College and Making Your Decision

Transitioning to College

  • Why College??
  • The First Year of College Will Be An Experience
  • College Culture and Expectations
  • It’s All in the Mindset

Managing your Time and Priorities

  • Time Management in College
  • Procrastination: The Enemy Within
  • How to Manage Time
  • Prioritization
  • Enhanced Strategies for Time and Task Management

Reading and Note-Taking

  • The Learning Process
  • The Nature and Types of Reading
  • Effective Reading Strategies
  • Helpful Note-Taking Strategies

Studying, Memory and Test Taking

  • Deepening Your Learning
  • Memory
  • Studying
  • Test Taking
  • Developing Metacognition

Building Relationships>

  • The Benefits of Healthy Relationships?
  • Building Relationships in College
  • Working in Groups

Maintaining Your Mental Health and Managing Stress

  • Creating Your Best Self
  • Your Overall Well-Being
  • The Mind-Body Connection
  • Mental Health Basics
  • The Role of Social Media on Mental Health
  • Physical Health Basics

Understanding Financial Literacy

  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Saving, Expenses and Budgeting
  • Credit Cards
  • Paying for College

Planning Your Future

  • Setting Goals and Staying Motivated?
  • Planning Your Degree Path
  • Making a Plan
  • Using the Career Planning Cycle

What Is Included in the Preparing for College Success Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Preparing for College Success Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Preparing for College Success Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance
  • Textbook: Preparing for College Success (e-book edition)
  • Downloadable Preparing for College Success Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Business Professionals for only $2.99 per month

Register for the Preparing for College Success Certificate Course

$149.00
SUMMER SPECIAL
Easy changes and cancellations
It’s easy to change or cancel your course registration. See our FAQ page for details.

You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SUMMER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Preparing for College Success Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the June 17, 2024 course.

Register today for the Preparing for College Success Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Preparing for College Success Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

To ensure your complete satisfaction all certificate courses are backed by our full 100% money back guarantee.

Preparing for College Success and You

Do any of the following statements sound familiar?

Should I go to college? How do I even apply?

What program is right for me?

I haven’t studied in years… I don’t think I’ll be able to handle it.
I can’t imagine myself in an academic environment. I never really excelled in school.
We didn’t even talk about what happens in college at my school… I have no idea what to expect.
Nobody else in my family has attended college… I don’t know what to expect, and that scares me.
If any of the statements above sound like you, you aren’t alone. So many people stop themselves from pursuing their educational dreams because they don’t feel prepared for one reason or another.
Whether you grew up in a family where education wasn’t accessible or pursued; you attended highschool in a town where you didn’t get the support you needed to feel confident about moving on to college; you want to go to college but have no idea where to start; or if you’re just nervous and uncertain about what the college experience entails, this course can help.

Deciding to go to college is a big step, and deciding what to do—yet alone how to do well when you get there—is incredibly challenging. This course is intended to help you to make informed decisions about whether college is right for you, and what you might like to study. It will also walk you through all of the basic skills that you will need to develop in order to adjust to college life: from test-taking, to relationship building, to time management, to financial planning and self care.

Pursuing a college education may well be one of the most important and expensive decisions of your life. This course will help you to make these decisions confidently, and to start the rest of your life prepared to succeed.

For every student who takes this preparing for college success course from IAP Career College, we make a donation to textbook publisher OpenStax, part of Rice University, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

If IAP Career College has the course that you are looking to take, take it. I hesitated between several career colleges prior and choosing IAP was the best decision I had made. In 4 months, I had already completed 2 certifications and those won’t be my last. It gives you clear insights on the program you wish to learn and the schedule is adaptable to your lifestyle.
Nicole Buenaventura, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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About IAP Career College

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  • What is the Preparing for College Success Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Preparing for College Success Certificate Course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the skills and knowledge required to excel in a higher-education environment. From time management, test taking, and taking care of your mental health, this course will leave you feeling prepared for college no matter where you are starting from! This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.