2017 Summer Institute - Call for Proposals!

Between now and Monday, September 12, 2016, PCACAC invites you to submit your proposal to host its 14th Annual Summer Institute.  Download the Call for Proposals for details and instructions on how to submit your proposal today!  If you have submitted a proposal in the past, we invite you to re-submit. This event is one of the premiere professional development opportunities offered by PCACAC. 



2016 Summer Institute (SI)

The two-day Summer Institute, just like the previous, were intended for new and veteran college admission and counseling professionals, with a lineup of sessions of interest to both sides of the desk. Optional college tours to St. John's College and the U.S. Naval Academy followed the day after SI sessions ended. Using a personalized setting, the PCACAC Summer Institute is uniquely designed to provide professional development, networking opportunities, training, and leadership growth for professionals who assist students in the transition from high school to college.

Thanks to our many High School and College Counselors that attended this year!  Your participation furthers our mission to support and advance college admission professionals like yourself as you guide your institution, students, and families in an ethical manner.  A tremendous thank you goes out to our 2016 Summer Institute Committee, Faculty, Keynote Speaker, and Washington College for a successful professional development and networking opportunity for members and non-members alike! 


Professional Development Chair:  Robyn Lady, Chantilly High School (VA)

Chair:  Renee Norden, Highland School (VA)

Co-Chair: Barbara Conner, Foxcroft School (VA)

College Tours Coordinator:  Rebekah LaPlante, Virginia Tech (VA)

On-site Coordinator:  Aundra Anderson, Washington College (MD)

Grant Coordinator:  Michele M. Flores, Collegiate Directions (DC)


Thanks to our Keynote Speaker!

Sheila C. Bair, President
Washington College


Our sincere appreciation goes out to the 2016 sponsors for their generous support:

Washington College for providing top-notch service, lodging, food, refreshment breaks, meeting space, and campus tours - a beautiful setting all around!

NACAC for sponsorship of the Public School Counselor Grant attendees.


For resources from PCACAC's 2016 SI in addition to the Program Schedule, please join PCACAC now.


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) generously provided PCACAC with grant money to support participation of a number of public school counselors at the 2016 PCACAC Summer Institute. Many applications were received...thanks to all that applied! PCACAC/NACAC Grant Information

Congratulations to the following recipients:

Maria Lawson, DC Preparatory Academy, DC

Shani Ortiz, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, MD

Janel Young, Eastern Senior High School, DC

Douglas Sawitzky, Marshall High School, VA

Jill Altschuler, Reservoir High School, MD

Mildred Harris, The SEED School of Maryland, MD

Remembering SI 2016...

Your opinions matter and help to ensure you are getting the professional development you need. If you attended this year's SI and forgot to turn in your Session Evaluation Form before leaving, download it here, complete it and email to info@pcacac.org, or mail to PCACAC, PO Box 8308, Charlottesville, VA 22906.

Members may login at www.pcacac.org to access details on past Summer Institutes, such as session materials, the program schedule, who our Summer Institute Committee, Keynote speakers, faculty, and sponsors were, and grants/scholarships offered.