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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.

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2023 Itinerary

Monday, July 24

9:30AM - 10:45AM — Check-In/ Registration

10:45AM - 11:00AM — Welcome with Nora Main, President, MACAC

11:00AM - 12:00PM — Session 1: Life Jacket Leadership: Stop Drowning and Start Doing! With Paulette Bonneur

12:00PM - 1:00PM — Lunch at University Dining Center

1:15PM - 2:15PM — Session 2: The Big Picture: What's Your Role?

2:15PM - 3:15PM — Session 3: Facilitating Successful High School Partnerships

3:15PM - 4:15PM — Session 4: Being Intentional: Anti-Racism Work in Admissions

4:15PM - 4:45PM — Break

5:00PM - 7:00PM — Social: JD's Hideaway Mankato Axe Throwing

Tuesday, July 25

8:00AM - 8:00AM — Check out of Residence Hall

8:00AM - 9:00AM — Breakfast at University Dining Center

9:00AM - 10:00AM — Session 5: Financial Aid

10:00AM - 11:00AM — Session 6: Understanding Enrollment Options: Transfer Perspective

11:00AM - 12:00PM — Session 7: Territory Management

12:00PM - 1:00PM — Lunch / Closing



July 24-25, 2023


Monday, 24: 9:30AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday, 25: 7:30AM - 1:00PM


Minnesota State University, Mankato


Registration is $300. You DO NOT need to be a MACAC member to attend this event.


MACAC will provide a 50% refund, minus a $25 processing fee, on Admission Counselor Institute registration up until July 17th, 2023. After that time no refund will be given.

Professional Development Committee


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