Iowa ACAC members includes individuals from secondary and postsecondary institutions and is open to school counselors, postsecondary admission counselors, and representatives from organizations involved in the transition process.

What's in it for Everyone?

  • If your school or organization registers for our college day/college night programs, an institutional membership to Iowa ACAC is automatically included! Everyone in your office may receive these benefits:
    • Exclusive access to our online Member Center, including secondary, post-secondary and educational partners.
    • Scenes - the Iowa ACAC blog newsletter with information on events and critical issues for both high school and post-secondary members.
    • Iowa ACAC Member Center Community forum - Our "members only" community portal on this web site allows you to stay abreast of issues and enrich your own professional development by having an open dialogue with other members of Iowa ACAC.
    • The Iowa ACAC Elist listserv - Only those whose names are listed as members may access the listserv to seek information from fellow member colleges and high school, or post job openings, etc.

What's in it for Secondary Counselors Specifically?   Downloadable Membership Brochure for School Counselors (PDF)

· $1,000 Access Scholarship - Two scholarships awarded to Iowa high school seniors whose high school, and chosen college, are members of Iowa ACAC.
· Professional Development Grants for school counselors to attend conferences on the state and national level.

· The RIDE - A three-day, free bus tour visiting colleges in a specific region of Iowa. In 2017, we visit northeast Iowa.
· Resources-  Iowa ACAC’s 700 college admission professionals ready to answer your questions as you guide your students through the college admission process. Our ELIST listserv makes it easy to gather input from our members.

Membership Categories:

In-State College/University (not-for-profit)
  • Individual Membership--Principle Representative - $50.00- Principle representative is person to whom all mailings will be sent. This membership includes voting privileges, Iowa ACAC mailings, the listserv, and access to the online membership portal and directory.
  • College/University Institutional:  This membership includes voting privileges, Iowa ACAC mailings, the listserv, and access to the online membership portal and directory for all members.
    (If your institution/organization has contracted to attend the college day/night programs, you do not need to remit this fee. An institutional membership is included with all college day/college night registrations.)
The above categories include: In-state not-for-profit, two- and four-year college and universities.

Educational Organizational - $50 - Voting membership. Principle representative is person to whom all mailings will be sent.
This category includes not-for-profit organizations whose primary activities consist of providing counseling, admission, or financial aid services to students or to college admission counseling or financial aid professionals. Voting privileges for staff, Iowa ACAC mailings, the listserv, and access to the online membership portal and directory. 

Educational Individual membership - $50 - Voting membership, which includes Iowa ACAC mailings, listserv access, and access to the online membership portal and directory. Examples include: Educational consultants, AEA counselor coordinators, academic advisors, private counselors.
This category includes persons employed by voting member institutions and organizations whose professional activities consist primarily of counseling, admission, or financial aid services, persons who were employed at a voting member institution or organization during the current year or immediately preceding membership year who are no longer employed by any member or member-eligible institution, independent educational consultants or counselors who are employed or employed by a company providing counseling, admission, or financial aid services to students and/or their parents, retired persons who were actively engaged in providing counseling, admission or financial aid services.


 Out-of-State College/University

  • Individual Membership--Principle Representative - $50.00- Principle representative is person to whom all mailings will be sent. This is a non-voting membership. Member receives Iowa ACAC mailings, the listserv, and access to the online membership portal and directory.
  • Out-of-State Institutions/Organizations:  This is a non-voting membership which includes Iowa ACAC mailings, the listserv, and access to the online membership portal and directory. 
    (If your institution/organization has contracted to attend the college day/night programs, you do not need to remit this fee. An institutional membership is included with all college day/college night registrations.)
These categories include all out-of-state, not-for-profit, two- and four-year colleges, universities and other postsecondary institutions. 

Secondary Schools--INSTITUTIONAL Membership - $25
This membership includes voting privileges, all Iowa ACAC mailings, first access to event registration, access to the online membership portal and directory, and the listserv. Membership includes any or all professional staff listed on the application. (If you host a college day/night program, you do not need to remit this fee. Your school will receive a complimentary membership for hosting.)

Secondary School Districts - District Offices Membership - $25 - Counseling coordinators, specialists, and supervisors within public and private primary and secondary school districts.

Associate - $50 - Non-Voting Membership - Examples: Principals, presidents, teachers, professors joining on their own and not included with college or secondary school or district memberships, vendor representatives, the armed forces, and for-profit postsecondary institutions (in-state or out-of-state). Includes non-voting status, Iowa ACAC mailings, listserv access, and access to the online membership portal and directory. Includes out-of-state, not-for-profit organizations whose primary activities consist of providing counseling, admission, or financial aid services to students or to college admission counseling or financial aid professionals.

Student - $10 - Examples: Undergraduate or graduate students interested in the admission field. Includes non-voting status, Iowa ACAC mailings, listserv access, and access to the online membership portal and directory.

To join Iowa ACAC, simply fill out the appropriate membership form below. 

College/University and Secondary Schools

Associate, Educational, Retirees, Students

 Questions? Contact us at [email protected]!

Membership Committee
Liz Wessels, Kennedy HS, Cedar Rapids - Chairwoman
Anne Collins, Briar Cliff University
Joe Slocum, Mount Mercy University  
Justin Hass, Drake University   
Jesus Lizarraga, Iowa State University
Megan Dunn, University of Northern Iowa
Katrina Smith, Iowa State University