Admission Counselor University (ACU)

ACU is an annual event organized by Iowa ACAC that brings together new admission counselor professionals to help train and equip them with the skills necessary to be a successful admissions counselor. The event serves as a platform for networking, professional development, and collaboration among individuals dedicated to guiding students through the college admission process.

2024 Admission Counselor University (ACU)

 July 9-10, 2024
Hosted by Buena Vista University

*  Lodging and breakfast provided
*  Evening social on July 9
*  $150 per registrant

Register now for Summer ACU 2024!

Colleges to Counselors (C2C)

 C2C provides an opportunity for Iowa ACAC member colleges & organizations to share institutional updates with high school counselors.

 What you get:

  • Post-Secondary Institutions: You will have a few minutes to present any important information or changes at your institution that you would like to share with high schools. 

  •  High School Counselors & CCTCs: C2C is an opportunity for you to learn about multiple post-secondary options, plus there will be an ICAN presentation on FAFSA changes coming for the upcoming year! Registration is FREE! 

The cost for colleges to attend:  $75 
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.

The R.I.D.E. - Rediscovering Iowa's Diverse Education

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.

 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 & Practices Chairperson Emily Hannon

Professional Development & Practices Committee

Emily Hannon, St. Ambrose University, Chair
Conner Ellinghuysen, Buena Vista University
Becca Vanderheiden, Kirkwood Community College
Dawn Barnes, Simpson College
Drew Shradel, Cornell College
Jennifer Johnson, Iowa State University
Jessica Klein, University of Iowa
Maria Gentile, Loras College