Programs & Events


Professional Development

Camp College

July 28-29, 2022
Virtual 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Camp College is a three day pre-college experience where rising seniors at Minnesota high schools will learn valuable information about applying to colleges, college resources, financial aid, and much more!

Learn more about Camp College

Admission Counselor Institute

August 9, 2021
Providence Academy
Registration is closed

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 one-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.

Learn more about ACI

Fall Forum

November 12, 2021
Saint Thomas Academy

The Fall Forum is a comprehensive, one-day event meant to bring both high school counselors and college admission professionals together. Topics to include antiracism, college admission, financial aid and other hot topics.

Learn more and register for Fall Forum

Super College Saturday

October 2, 2021
Virtual 11:00 - 1:00

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!

Learn more about Super College Saturday

Show on the Road

Upcoming workshops TBD in December 2021

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.

This year "Show on the Road" will be held virtually through Zoom. Click on the link below to learn more about the three sessions that will be offered!

Learn more about Show on the Road

Day on the Hill

February 23 -24, 2021
Virtual Event

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.  

Learn more about Day on the Hill 

MIDWest Conference

TBD 2022

The Minnesota, Iowa, Dakotas, and Wisconsin affiliates will be hosting an all virtual conference this year! We look forward to presenting a broad range of sessions and networking opportunities and engaging with our colleagues from across the state.

NACAC Professional Development

NACAC National Conference

September 23- 25, 2021
Seattle, WA and Online


Learn more about the NACAC Annual Conference

Member Programs

Mentorship Program

The 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 Program

This 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

College Fairs

Minnesota National College Fair

The National College Fair in Minneapolis will not be held in Fall 2022. We will update information as we receive it from NACAC.
Learn more about the National College Fair


Virtual College Exploration

Virtual
Learn more about Virtual College Exploration

Partnered Events

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!  

Learn more about College Knowledge Month

Session Submission Form


Do you have a session idea or topic you would like to either present or learn more about at a MACAC conference or event? 

Let us know about it!

Submit a Session Topic

Professional Development Grant

The Professional Development Grant is designed to support membership by funding professional development opportunities. The Professional Development Grant will cover the cost of registration, hotel, airfare, meals and membership fee (when applicable). 

Both MACAC members and non-members are invited to apply. Secondary school counselors are strongly encouraged to apply. Professional Development  Grant Applications are due four weeks prior to event. 

Learn More About the Professional Development Grant
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