Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

ACCIS Programs Update:

Attendees must have membership accounts to register. In advance of registration, please have your school's primary account holder add additional colleagues (Office Assistants as well as College Counselors) to your school account.  

Pre-Institute for New College Counselors, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
June 23-25, 2017
Registration open!

The program is designed for college counselors who are new to the profession, whether just starting out or “crossing the desk” from admissions. This small gathering of approximately 30 participants and led by seasoned ACCIS mentors focuses on essential skills, knowledge and strategies for guiding students (and parents) through the college search, learning about college options, and networking resources for continued professional growth. 

The Pre-Institute takes place on the weekend preceding the Summer Institute, beginning Friday evening and concluding by Sunday noon. Registration fee is $500; commuter rate is $400. Attendees may choose to register separately for the Summer Institute. Please contact Pre-Institute coordinator Amy Wintermeyer or Program co-chair Lisa Clay with questions. 

Summer Institute, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Finding Our Way Forward
June 25-27, 2017
Registration open!

Since the first summer gathering in 2008, the Summer Institute has become a “must-do” professional development event for independent school college counselors. In 2017, Trinity College will host 300 counselors for three days in late June for informative and thought-provoking presentations led by fellow ACCIS members, and roundtable discussions highlighting best practices, innovations, and fundamental challenges in our profession. Prominent national thinkers, writers and educators set the tone through keynote presentations and open dialogue with attendees. Opportunities to tour nearby colleges as well as the host campus, plus informal networking and social opportunities, make the Summer Institute a comprehensive, reinvigorating and influential experience.

Registration fee is $600; commuter rate is $500. Please contact Program co-chair Lisa Clay with questions. 

Post-Summer Institute College Tour
June 28-29, 2017
The United States Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Wesleyan University
Registration open!

Registration fee is $275 and includes one night of single room hotel and transportation to and between the three campuses. Please contact Program co-chair Lisa Clay with questions. 

Colloquium, University of Denver, CO
July 24 - 27, 2017

Wait List Registration - Program is full.  

ACCIS will host our summer Colloquium at the University of Denver. The Colloquium will kick off with a full program at DU, including a case study roundtable discussion led by the Denver admissions team, and will be followed by a full afternoon at the Colorado School of Mines. For the second half of the program, we will welcome back Dave Mochel of Applied Attention, who, over the course of three 3-hour sessions, will focus on wellbeing in schools. (Attendance at last year's Rhode Island colloquium on mindfulness is not required, and those who did attend will not find this program repetitive.) Attendees should plan to be in Denver by 2:00 pm on Monday, July 24th; the program will conclude at 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 27th. All meals will be covered except an evening dinner in downtown Denver. Single occupancy residence hall rooms and air-conditioning for all. A social highlight of the colloquium will be a tour of the Coors Brewery in Golden. A schedule can be found here

Come join us for two in-depth college tours, a provocative program led by an outstanding mindfulness professional, and some reaffirming ACCIS collegiality. Cost is $450 per attendee ($350 for commuters). Attendees are expected to participate in all Colloquium events.

For questions please email Kelly Richards or Jessica Raab.

New Directors of College Counseling Workshop
July 30-August 1, 2017
The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA

Registration open!

ACCIS is pleased to announce the New Directors’ Workshop to support new directors of college counseling in our member schools. This program will be an intentional gathering to assist directors (or those with equivalent titles) with 0-3 years of experience in that role. This workshop is geared toward those with prior college counseling experience in schools; for directors brand new to college counseling in independent schools, the Pre-Institute for New College Counselors may be the preferred choice, but is not a prerequisite for this program.

For more information and the tentative schedule, please see the program flyer, and feel free to contact ACCIS Executive Director Emmi Harward with questions. 

Office Assistants' Programs 

April 18-20, 2017, in Austin, Texas, hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, with St. Edward’s University, for an inside look at admission operations. Participants should plan to arrive by 4:00 pm April 18, 2017 with departure at 12:00 pm on April 20, 2017.

REGISTRATION - AUSTIN, TX  - Limited space available

ALSO April 18-20, 2017, in and around Northampton, MA. This location is intended to be in driving distance for many ACCIS members and is accessible from Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT. Participants will visit one of the schools in the Five College Consortium in the area. Participants should plan to arrive by 4:00 pm April 18, 2017 with departure at 12:00 pm on April 20, 2017.

Wait List RegistrationProgram is full

Capacity for each program is 35 participants.  Tuesday afternoon/evening provides time for the group to get acquainted. Wednesday all-day and Thursday morning we meet at an ACCIS member school or nearby college campus to discuss topics of interest identified by registered participants through a post-registration survey. At the college, we have a session on admission operations and campus tour.

Pricing: NEW this year, we will reserve a block of single hotel rooms and attendees will pay for their hotel room individually. After registration is complete, attendees will be given contact info to make a reservation in the room block and provide a credit card for payment. Hotel rates and taxes vary in each city and venue. Rates are - Doubletree Claremont: $135/night; Hyatt Regency Austin: $185/night; Northampton Hotel: $149/night

The $300 event fee charged by ACCIS will cover the group dinner, local transportation as needed, and program costs.  Participants pay for their own travel to the program, hotel, and for one dinner.