Upcoming Programs

TO REGISTER FOR ANY ACCIS PROGRAM:
ACCIS programs are open to current ACCIS members (and invited presenters) only. 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.  

Are you a college/university interested in hosting an ACCIS program? Email Emmi Harward, ACCIS Executive Director, to discuss!


Scroll for more information on upcoming programs or click on a program below. More information about ACCIS programs can be found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above

College Tours
Office Assistants Programs
New Counselors Workshop
Summer Institute
Post-Summer Institute College Tour
Colloquium
New Directors Workshop 


College Tours

ACCIS/Northwest 5 Tour
University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, Reed College, Willamette University, Lewis & Clark College
March 1 - 5, 2020


Office Assistants Programs

March 10: Due to concerns over travel and COVID-19, we have made the difficult and necessary decision to cancel both of the upcoming Office Assistants Programs. All registrants received an email from Emmi Harward today with details.

More information about the ACCIS Office Assistants Program is found by clicking on the "Programs" tab in the header bar above.

March 17 - 19, 2020
Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC

Our host hotel is the AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills and the room rate is $169/night. Attendees will receive the group block code and direct reservation link upon confirmation of registration. 

March 29 - 31, 2020
Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM

Our host hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott Albuquerque and the room rate is $120/night. Attendees will receive the group block code and direct reservation link upon confirmation of registration. 

Registration fee for OAPs is $325 and attendees will reserve and pay separately for a hotel room within a group block at our host hotel; the link for hotel reservation will be included in the confirmation email. The program fee includes the opening dinner, one lunch, most local transportation, and program costs. Participants pay for their own travel to the program, hotel, breakfasts (Raleigh only), one dinner, and any other expenses. More information on OAPs can be found on the Programs page. Registration for both programs will open on the same day/time as noted, above. 

Capacity for each program is 35 participants. When registration opens, a link will appear next to the program listings above. Members must be logged in to their ACCIS online accounts to register; we encourage all key school contacts to ensure that their office assistants have their own accounts to facilitate registration. From past experience, we know that these programs fill very quickly, so we recommend being already logged in to your ACCIS account when registration opens. We will maintain waitlists for each program and have been able to accommodate a few waitlisted members each year


New Counselors Workshop

June 26 - 28, 2020
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Registration will open on April 14 at 12:00 pm ET/9:00 am PT on this page.
Registration fee is $500 including on-campus housing (commuter fee is $450).
Housing will be in single-occupancy rooms with anticipated suite-style bathroom (shared with one or two other people). Attendees staying for Summer Institute will stay in the same room for the duration. If you think you will want to stay off-campus, please explore your housing options BEFORE you register. 

The New Counselors Workshop is designed for college counselors who are new to the work, whether shifting from another role in independent schools, moving from college admission, or approaching the role with fresh eyes. This gathering of 35 participants, led by a rockstar ACCIS-member faculty, focuses on essential skills, knowledge, and strategies for guiding students and families through the college search process, learning about college options, and networking resources for continued professional growth.

*We ask that you only register if you know that you will use the space for a new hire. Current members are able to register a "guest" if the new hire/attendee does not yet have an ACCIS account of their own. If you would like to register a new counselor for the Summer Institute as well, please do so separately AFTER a new hire profile has been created.

** Please note the cancellation policy for the New Counselor Workshop. However, in light of COVID-19 concerns and without the ability to predict what the coming months will bring, we will be more flexible with our refund policy this year. 

CDC Coronavirus Information
University of Oregon Coronavirus Information


Summer Institute

June 28 - July 1, 2020
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

REGISTER HERE! 
Registration fee is $600 including on-campus housing (commuter fee is $550).
Housing will be in single-occupancy rooms with private bathrooms. If you think you will want to stay off-campus, please explore your housing options BEFORE you register. 

ACCIS Summer Institute remains a highlight of the year for our members. Each summer, we travel to a fantastic college campus for intentional time together to share our own experience and expertise. This is what makes our flagship professional development event different from other conferences; every conversation is relevant to the work of college counseling in independent schools. Join us at the University of Oregon as we come together to ask and answer questions, and much more.

** Please note the cancellation policy for the Summer Institute, which TYPICALLY does not grant any full refunds. However, in light of COVID-19 concerns and without the ability to predict what the coming months will bring, we will be more flexible with our refund policy this year. 

CDC Coronavirus Information
University of Oregon Coronavirus Information


Post-Summer Institute College Tour

July 1-2, 2020
Oregon State University

Registration will now open on April 14 at 12:00 pm ET/9:00 am PT on this page so we can finalize end-of-tour departure info. 
Registration fee is $240, which includes charter bus transportation, most meals, and single room occupancy at the Corvallis Courtyard by Marriott.

As Summer Institute at the University of Oregon ends, 30 participants will depart early in the morning for a day trip to visit Oregon State University. A charter bus will take participants (and their luggage) north to Corvallis, and will return the following day to drop off at the Eugene (EUG) airport.

** Please note the cancellation policy for the Post-Tour, which TYPICALLY does not grant any full refunds. However, in light of COVID-19 concerns and without the ability to predict what the coming months will bring, we will be more flexible with our refund policy this year. 

CDC Coronavirus Information
Oregon State University Coronavirus Information


Colloquium

Rec Writers Workshop
St. George's School, RI
July 27 - 29, 2020

REGISTER HERE!
Registration fee is $450 and this year does NOT include on-campus housing. Participants can reserve a room in our discounted-rate block at the Wyndham Newport Hotel.

Back by popular demand, the ACCIS Colloquium 2020 is a Rec Writers Workshop hosted by St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island. The Workshop is intended to help college counselors sharpen their skills in recommendation letter-writing. Workshop sessions will offer participants the chance to have a few of their letters reviewed - with warmth and positivity - by trusted, professional peers. Experienced admission leaders will join the program to discuss letter-writing from their perspectives, highlighting strategies for conveying student candidacies concisely and powerfully. Finally, there’s a small amount of writing time built into the program. Participants can put into practice what they’ve learned, maybe even trying out a new approach or letter format.

Your registration fee will cover meals and programming. All meals will be covered from Monday evening through breakfast on Wednesday. Monday evening we will be hosted on the campus of Salve Regina University; breakfast will be hosted both Tuesday and Wednesday by St. George’s School, and an ACCIS sponsored dinner on Tuesday night will be at a local Newport favorite. Discounted hotel rates for single and double occupancy will be available at the Wyndham Newport Hotel. Plan to arrive in Newport in time to kick-off the Colloquium at 4:00 pm on Monday. We will wrap up on Wednesday before lunch. There will be an optional visit to Providence College available to interested participants on Wednesday afternoon.

** Please note the cancellation policy for the Colloquium. However, in light of COVID-19 concerns and without the ability to predict what the coming months will bring, we will be more flexible with our refund policy this year. 


New Directors Workshop

NDW is offered every other year and will return in July 2021.