Admission Counselor University (ACU)

July 21, 2020
10am-Noon & 1-3pm

Special Rates!

*  $25 for one person
*  $50 for two or more new professionals from the same organization


Morning and afternoon sessions via Zoom include:

Listening for Leaders
Recruiting vs. Counseling
10 Things I Wish I Knew My first Year in Admissions
Travel Tips & Stories from the Road
Making the Most of the High School Counselor Relationship
NACAC Code of Ethics - Do's and Don'ts


Year after year, this event provides an excellent networking opportunity for those new to the profession and is a great source for learning new tips and “secrets of the trade.”  



Colleges to Counselors (C2C) 

An opportunity for Iowa ACAC member colleges & organizations to share institutional updates with high school counselors.

The cost for colleges to attend is $75 per C2C event. There is no charge for school counselors to attend. 
The event will include a college fair for networking and to hand out promotional literature. (No swag!)
Lunch is included for school counselors and college admissions professionals.

C2C Registration for College Admission Counselors

C2C Registration for School Counselors

Middle Management University

 Join other middle management professionals to network, learn about enrollment strategies, leadership styles, and other professional development.

  The Ride - June 2020

This free, three-day bus tour provides a door-to-door, first-hand look at college campuses and what each school offers students. Each year the RIDE's region of travel changes, taking counselors to a variety of colleges in a specific region for tours, hands-on learning, meals and even overnights in residence halls!


Imagine Grant 

Secondary and Postsecondary members are eligible to apply for Imagine Grants through the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), our parent organization. These grants offer financial support to individuals who assist students in the transition to college. They are intended to provide assistance to individuals who might otherwise be unable to participate in professional development opportunities or implement a new innovative program.

Projects and programs funded by an Imagine Grant should serve as a role model to the profession. Grant funds may be used for:

• Membership dues for either NACAC or affiliate membership.
• Registration, travel, lodging, and other conference fees related to attendance at NACAC and affiliate professional development programs including annual conferences.
• Expenses associated with the development and implementation of special projects such as design, printing and postage as well as for event expenses such as food, venue rental and audio-visual equipment and transportation.

Professional Development Grant for Public Secondary Counselors

This grant is awarded to a public professional school counselor, or counselors, to attend a national professional development conference of their choice in a given year. After applying for this grant, and if selected, a secondary school counselor may receive the opportunity to attend either the NACAC National Conference, Sept. 24-26, 2020, in Minneapolis or GWI (Guiding the Way to Inclusion), July 26-29, 2020, in Las Vegas. Recipients will be notified by mid-June 2020.

Grant Application 

Lend a Hand!

Would you like to be involved with one of our committees? We welcome members who want to be more involved and assist with the mission of Iowa ACAC. Simply email us at [email protected] and someone will contact you!

Questions about Iowa ACAC's Professional Development opportunities?  Contact Iowa ACAC Professional Development Chairperson Haley Best.

Professional Development Committee

Haley Best, St. Ambrose University
Sabrina Tapps-Fee, University of Iowa
Joe Slocum, Mount Mercy University
Marcus Phillips, University of Iowa
Jordan Cornwell, University of Northern Iowa
Troy Anderson, Iowa College Access Network
Chris Wood, Cedar Falls High School
Lisa Friesth, Drake University
Drew Shradel, Cornell College
Emily Duve, St. Ambrose University