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Admission Counselor Institute

MACAC's Admission Counselor Institute (ACI) is a professional development opportunity that hosts eager professionals from two and four-year colleges from every corner of Minnesota. This two-day in-person conference is geared to new admissions professionals with one to two years of experience. You will engage and cover topics on financial aid, communicating with high school counselors, uncomfortable conversations, and more. In addition to the in-depth session topics, you can network with other newer professionals working in higher education.

The Professional Development committee recognizes the intense training their home institutions offer, so this is a supplement to that training, touching on and reinforcing your training and providing you with tools and resources to ensure a successful first or second year of recruitment.

Registration is closed.


2022 Itinerary 

Sunday, July 24 (all Sunday activities optional but encouraged)

5:00PM - 6:00PM — Early Check-in

6:30PM — Early Group Dinner

8:00PM — Bowling/Social Time

Monday, July 25

8:30AM - 9:30AM — Check-in and Breakfast

9:30AM - 10:00AM — Welcome and MACAC President Introduction

10:00AM - 10:45AM — Session 1: Admission Office Personality Inventory-Discover Yourself

10:45AM - 11:00AM — Break

11:00AM - 12:00PM — Session 2: The Big Picture: What's Your Role?

12:00PM - 12:30PM — Keynote Address-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

12:30PM - 1:20PM — Lunch

1:30PM - 2:30PM — Session 3: Admission Ethics

2:30PM - 3:30PM — Session 4: Financial Aid

3:30PM - 3:45PM — Break and Snack

3:45PM - 4:45PM — Session 5: Territory Management

4:45PM - 5:30PM — Break

6:00PM - 10:00PM — Dinner, Networking, Social time @ St. Cloud Rox Baseball game

Tuesday, July 26

8:30AM - 9:00AM — Breakfast and Networking

9:00AM - 11:15AM — Break-out sessions. Rotate between: PSEO, Transfer Admission Info and Counselor's Corner

11:15AM - 11:45AM — Closing, Q&A, Evaluations, Prizes


July 24-26, 2022

Sunday, 24: 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Monday, 25: 8:30AM - 10:00PM

Tuesday, 26: 8:30AM - 11:45AM


St. Cloud State University


Registration is $300. For an additional $50, registrants may arrive on Sunday, July 24 for early check-in and an evening social/dinner (on your own). You DO NOT need to be a MACAC member to attend this event.

Professional Development Committee


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