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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.

2024-2025 Dates 
  • Tuesday, August 20th at Illinois State University, Normal, IL from 8AM – 5PM
  • Wednesday, February 5th at Oakton College – Skokie Campus, Skokie, IL  from 8AM – 5PM
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 two 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 and IACAC Executive leadership.
All activities, including small groups, will be in person this year.
Registration Deadline: August 9th
  • 2 Days of Professional Development: Topics include Ethics in Admission; Engaging High School Counselors; Working in Admissions Sessions Divided by Experience Level, College Fair Role Play and Troubleshooting; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (Special Populations); Financial Aid, Transfer Admissions, and more! Let us train your new hires on all things Admissions!
  • No overnight accommodations provided for either session. Participants are welcome to secure their own accommodations should they prefer not to commute day of the event.
  • Materials
  • Socials & Activities
  • Meals
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