To apply to IC3 Institute’s flagship one-year program in career and college counseling, you must be a full-time employee at a high school.

Independent career counselors are not eligible to apply to the program. However, if you are also a full-time employee at a high school and can provide a guarantee that you will continue to work with the school for two years after the completion of the program, you may apply for the program.

Application Requirements

To apply successfully to the program, candidates must:

  1. Have permission from their school to participate (download sample approval letter). The last date to submit approval letter is 12th Jan 2022.
  2. Provide commitment from their school to establish a full-time counseling/career guidance office on its premises.
  3. Physically attend all four weeks of the residential program in various cities across India, and dedicate approximately five hours every week for online work throughout the course of the program.
  4. Agree to fund their travel and airfare to the four residential program locations.

Important note: In view of the rising interest from participants across different world regions, we are adopting a hybrid approach to our residential weeks. Therefore, participants will have the option to attend the residential week either in-person at a host university within India or attend virtually through a live stream from their respective locations. This will be determined on a case-to-case and need basis.

Application and Selection Process

For successful application, candidates must fulfill ALL criteria mentioned in the application requirements.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuition Fee

The program is offered completely free of cost.


Participants will have to fund their travel (airfare, ground transport, etc.) to the four residential program weeks at partner universities themselves. Participants are expected to reach the host university by Sunday evening for the program commencing Monday morning. The module will run until the afternoon of the following Saturday.


Accommodation is provided by host universities from Sunday through Saturday for each of the four residential program weeks. For any additional nights outside these program dates, candidates will need to arrange for their own accommodation.