Wednesday, April 6, 2016

IACAC High School Counselor Summer Institute - Summer 2016

IACAC is excited to promote Summer Institute hosted by DePaul University in Chicago, IL from July 20-22, 2016. Last year was the first time our Summer Institute included high school counselors as well as college admission professionals, and it was a great success!  I’m reaching out to you because this program is great for graduate students who are in their internship year, or just finishing up their program.

This professional development opportunity is designed for high school counselors with zero to three years of school counseling experience or for any educator in a new role assisting students and their families in the college search and application process. The three-day event will offer the opportunity to attend multiple presentations led by Illinois’ leading voices in college admissions and network with college admission professionals and other high school counselors. Attendees are also eligible for professional development hours through ISBE.

Topics include: ethics in admission, building collaborative relationships, financial aid, college counseling for diverse student groups, current trends in college admissions, college counselor responsibilities and timelines, and more! The program will also include a campus tour of DePaul University.

Feedback from a high school participant last year:
“This was a game changer for me and provided me with so much important guidance and opportunities for networking that I could not get through my school's professional development. It was also such a warm community of professionals--something that I've rarely found in professional development. Thank you for pushing for this program and for your hard work. It was a wonderful welcome into the profession.” 

The price will be $150, which includes meals and residence hall accommodations (shared room) for two nights.   Due to the generous support of a NACAC Grant, the IACAC Executive Board, and DePaul University, we are pleased to offer this subsidized rate for high school counselors.  Preference will be given to counselors currently working in high schools.

Contact Beth Gilfillan ( with any questions.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
760 East Westleigh Road | Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 
847.234.4300 x 408 847.234.4348