Admission Counselor University (ACU)
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.” 




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




The Ride - June 2019 - Central Iowa!

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.

Online application   -  Deadline to apply is December 1 of each year.

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. 26-28, 2019, in Louisville or GWI (Guiding the Way to Inclusion), July 28-31, 2019, in Ft. Lauderdale. Recipients will be notified by mid-June 2019.

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 submit the Lend a Hand form and the appropriate committee chair will contact you!

Questions about Iowa ACAC's Professional Development opportunities?  Contact Iowa ACAC Professional Development Chairperson Sauvik Goswami.

Professional Development Opportunities Around the ACACs


 Professional Development Committee

Sauvik Goswami, Chair, University of Iowa 
Sabrina Tapps-Fee, University of Iowa
Haley Best, St. Ambrose University  
Alex Christenson, Coe College
Brad Sweeney, Upper Iowa University
Joe Slocum, Mount Mercy University
Marcus Phillips, University of Iowa
Sara Franzen, Northeast Iowa Community College
Stephanie Russell, University of Iowa
Thomas Heiar, University of Northern Iowa
Troy Anderson, Iowa College Access Network
Chris Wood, Cedar Falls High School