Admission Counselor Institute
August 11-13 2020
MACAC's Admission Counselor Institute (ACI) hosts eager professionals from two and four year colleges from every corner of Minnesota and some of Wisconsin. Throughout the three days, these professionals engage and question topics on financial aid, communicating with high school aged counselors, working with diverse student populations, uncomfortable conversation, and more. In addition to the in-depth session topics, they are able to network with other newer professionals working in higher education.
Super College Saturday
October 3, 2020
A virtual college readiness experience where underrepresented and first-generation Minnesota high school students will learn about applying to college, financial aid, finding a school that is the right fit for them, and more!
May 17-20 2020 - Postponed
MACAC will join with WACAC, IACAC, and DACAC for the 2020 MIDWest Conference in Madison, WI. We look forward to presenting a broad range of sessions as well as networking opportunities and engaging with our colleagues from across the state.
July 27-29, 2020 - Canceled
Camp College is a three day pre-college experience where underrepresented and first generation Minnesota high school students will be exposed to college campuses, get mentoring experience and learn valuable application and financial aid information.
The Fall Forum is a comprehensive, day-long event meant to bring both high school counselors and college admission professionals together. The focus will be on topics in financial aid and the college search process.
Registration is now closed for 2019
Day on the HillTBD for 2021
Best Western Capitol Ridge and Minnesota State Capitol
Day on the Hill is an annual event in which we advocate for our students. As experts in our field, we make sure that our senators and representatives know the issues that impact our students and our institutions. Join us for a very empowering day!
Show on the RoadTBD 2020
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Winona, MN
Show on the road is a traveling professional development conference providing high school counselors around the state with resources and presentations on subjects like hot topics in admissions, regional career forecasts, and financial aid.
NACAC Professional Development
NACAC National Conference
September 24-26, 2020
Minneapolis Convention Center - Minneapolis, MN
The Legacy Grant is designed to support membership by funding professional development opportunities. The Legacy Grant will cover the cost of registration, hotel, airfare, meals and membership fee (when applicable).
Mentorship ProgramThe program seeks to assist in building connections between new members and those who have been involved in the profession and organization for several years. Learn more about the Mentorship Program
Leadership Development ProgramThis unique program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals to investigate, define, and further develop their leadership skills. Learn more about the Leadership Development Program
Minnesota National College FairSeptember 30 - October 1, 2020
Learn more about the National College Fair
Virtual College ExplorationVirtual
Learn more about Virtual College Exploration for 2020
College Knowledge Month
Formerly Minnesota College Knowledge Month, Minnesota Goes to College consists of two state-wide college-going campaigns: College Knowledge Month and Minnesota College Goal, The goal is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply to college, especially underrepresented students (students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students.
Please consider volunteering!
Session Submission Form
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