53rd Annual Conference

Our Mission

As we continue giving thanks for those who participate in our professional development events, we are reminded of our mission: To support and advance college admission professionals as they guide their institutions, students, and families in an ethical manner. Through this spring, the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) will be working hard to prepare for our 53rd Annual ConferenceWe hope you will be part of this special professional development opportunity!


Partner with us!

Whether you choose to support a local counselor, partner with us through a designated gift or undesignated monetary donation, join us as an exhibitor, or simply advertise in the program, we want to THANK YOU for making a difference and helping us bring together admission and counseling professionals like yourself.  Click on the logos of current sponsors and exhibitors below to learn more about each. 

Take a look at the Prospectus for details on sponsoring, exhibiting, presenting, and advertising.  Click on these buttons to access our forms:


What?! A free drink ticket?

Want to earn a free drink ticket?  That’s right!  We don't yet have a sponsor for the President's Dinner, so we've launched a fundraising competition between the high school and college sides. The side that raises the most money between now and Feb 28 will find an additional free drink ticket in their registration packet.  What's the catch? Only those who participate win a ticket!

Text PCACAC53 to 50155 to make a donation by credit/debit card or complete our online sponsorship form at www.pcacac.org/sponsoring-and-advertising


THANK YOU to those who submitted a session proposal.  We had a record-breaking year and are looking forward to a spectacular conference! Presentations for each session will be available here and via our mobile app just before the conference.

Before you register, take a look at this year's


REGISTER NOW via our new online form!  Credit cards and checks accepted.  If you're not a member you can also join from this form first to get the $45 member discount.

This year's rates: Early Bird
(thru March 5)
  Member Non-member Member Non-member
Middle Mgmt Institute at
Delaware State (Apr 15)

$75 (one person)
$50 (two or more)

$75 (one person)
$50 (two or more)
$75 (one person)
$50 (two or more)
$75 (one person)
$50 (two or more)
Full conference (Apr 15-17)  $250  $295  $300  $350
Retired/Student (Apr 15-17)  $200  $245  $250   $295
One-day (Apr 16)  $125  $170  $175  $220
Table for Counselor's College
Fair (No on-site registration)
$125 $125 $125 $125

EXTRA President's Reception & Dinner Ticket (Apr 15)

$50 $50 $50 $50

EXTRA Social Ticket (Apr 16)

$40 $40 $40 $40

A FULL registration includes sessions, meals, Social, exhibits, admission to the Counselors College Fair (exhibiting is extra), and covers all events from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday at noon, as well as free parking! 

REFUND POLICY: To process a refund, requests must be emailed to info@pcacac.org by April 6, 2018. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after that date or in the event of non-participation. A $50 processing fee will be applied for refunds.

PCACAC reserves the right to cancel an event if there is insufficient registration.

Hotel & Parking

PCACAC has reserved a special rate of $139/night for its attendees (plus taxes and fees).  You may call  the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino to make your reservation at 800-711-5882 (use the Special Offer Code below) or visit their RESERVATIONS PAGE and:

  1. Enter your check-in information and use Special Offer Code GPAC18.
  2. Click on "Get Rates."
  3. Enter Password:  53rd
  4. Enter the Special Offer Code one more time (GPAC18).
  5. Select "BOOK IT" on the right side of the page for the room you want to book.
  6. Enter your information and wait for your confirmation!

Guarantee Policy:

All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card at time of booking and a $100.00 credit card deposit at the time of check in. Arrivals after 8pm must be noted for late arrival or reservation will be cancelled.

Cancellation Policy:

Reservations not cancelled by 4 p.m. on the day prior to arrival will be subject to the charge of one night's stay. Reservations booked with in 24 hours of arrival date may not be cancelled.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Check-in time begins at 4pm. Check-out time is 11am. A $7.00 per day Resort Fee will be applied to the rate at check in.
  • Deposit Policy: A $100.00 credit card deposit is due at check in.
  • Room is guaranteed until 8pm. Unless noted for late arrival, reservation will be cancelled at 8pm.

See additional terms when making your reservation.

Parking is free, but valet parking is available.

Volunteer Opportunities

As a volunteer organization, PCACAC relies on its members to accomplish its mission!  

  • Sign up to help at the Registration Desk
  • Volunteer on the Conference Planning Committee

Awards and Scholarships

We will be recognizing the following award and scholarship recipients at either the President's Dinner on Sunday evening, April 15, or during the Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Monday, April 16:

Check out who's sponsoring and exhibiting this year!



Click on each logo to learn more.


Mike Carter
St. Stephens & St. Agnes School (MD)

Delaware Assoc. of Independent Schools


Katie Harding
Stevenson University (MD)

 Richmond Area Independent Schools

Laura Swanger
Binghamton University (NY)










Plan for 2019 Now!

Mark you calendar for Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4, 2019 to attend our 54th Annual Conference at College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in College Park, MD.

Access materials from past events...

Members may login at www.pcacac.org to access hidden menus under "Professional Development".  There you can view our program schedules, session materials,  information on faculty, sponsors, keynote speakers, and grants/scholarships offered..

Remembering the 2017 Conference

Dates: Sunday - Tuesday, April 23-25, 2017

Location:  Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA

Chair:  Rosemary Martin, University of Maryland, College Park

Our hat goes off to Rosemary Martin, PCACAC's Conference Planning Committee Chair, and the many volunteers that make up the Conference Planning Committee!  Each member of the committee - and our many volunteers - provided vital support to the Conference Chair throughout the year, making out 53rd Annual Conference a tremendous success!  

We would also like to recognize Robyn Lady, Rebekah LaPlante and Barbara Hancock for the selection and coordination of the informative sessions offered this year. 

Conference Resources

Members may login at www.pcacac.org to access details on past professional development events, such as session materials, program schedules, Keynote speakers, faculty, sponsors, and grants/scholarships offered.

A huge "Thanks!" to our Sponsors and Exhibitors...



     Old Dominion University logo