New Counselor Institute 2021

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021
  • 7 sessions
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 (EDT)
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021 (EDT)
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 (EDT)
  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 (EDT)
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021 (EDT)
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 (EST)
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021 (EST)
  • Virtual



Formerly known as "Summer Institute", New Counselor Institute (NCI) was created by the Professional Development Committee (PDC) of the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counselors (INACAC) to welcome new High School & College admissions counselors to the INACAC family.

The goal of this hybrid virtual/in-person program is to equip new counselors with a trove of tools and tips from professionals in the field, as well as creating a wide-spread professional network from across the state as they begin serving students and providing more equitable access to higher education.

NCI is meant to be helpful to new counselors no matter when they may be hired into the field; each month's discussion will focus on the upcoming "season" that new counselors are likely to first encounter in their roles.

Participation Requirements:

  • Complete the registration form and provide payment of program fee.
  • Participate in all in-person and virtual meetings.

Other Requirements:

  • INACAC or other Affiliate Membership.

What will participants receive:

  • Six (6) face-to-face or virtual meetings (one per month) with other NCI participants, faculty, and special guests.
  • Access to a digital platform for continued discussion outside meetings.
  • Advice and best practices from fellow admissions professionals to help kick off admissions career.
  • Enrollment opportunity for our INACAC Mentorship program.
  • Lunch during in-person meetings.
  • Participation care package.

The opening session of New Counselor Institute will commence on July 15, 2021. All further meetings for the semester will occur on the last Thursday of each month (unless on a holiday), with our final December meeting happening in-person. The dates for the 2021 will be as follows:

Discussion Dates:

  • July 15 | Opening Session (virtual)
  • July 29 |  Discussion #1 (virtual)
  • August 26 | Discussion #2 (virtual)
  • September 30 | Discussion #3 (virtual)
  • October 28 | Discussion #4 (virtual)
  • November 18 | Discussion #5 (virtual)
  • December 16 | End-of-Season Meet and Greet (in-person)

Fee & Waiver Information:

Upon registering, the participant must provide the participation fee and completed Leadership Approval Contract before the next discussion.

If you would like to participate in NCI, but feel the program fee is a barrier, there are a limited number of program fee waivers. Please apply and contact to request access to the waiver.



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