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It is the mission of the New Counselor Institute Committee along with the help of IACAC and its members, to collectively engage and create a program that will educate and mentor new counselors to the admissions profession and the IACAC organization. The New Counselor Institute will offer professional development and networking opportunities which are applicable to current recruiting trends and will aid in their transition as professionals.

2022-2023 Dates

  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

*Four sessions each running from 9:30 am-3:30 pm

New College Admission Professionals

0-2 years of experience

Please plan to let your new hires join us for IACAC’s annual professional development and networking experience, New Counselor Institute. In partnership with the greater IACAC community, the NCI Committee will provide essential direction and inspiration to new (0-2 years of experience) college admission professionals by providing knowledge, tools, and resources to support in the successful transition to the profession.

Participants will meet four times throughout the year in large and small groups and participate in educational sessions, valuable conversations, applicable experiences, with networking opportunities designed to introduce the industry of college admissions.

All activities will be in person this year.


$50 for members

$75 for non-members

Only 50 spots total

Registration deadline: July 22

We have reached our capacity for the in-person part of this event, however, we’re happy to offer recordings of the educational sessions for $35 through November. Register below. 

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