May 23, 2018

  1. 2018 Summer Institute
  2. Something for everyone!
  3. NACAC's College Openings Update
  4. Congratulations!
  5. Giving made easier
  6. College Fairs
  7. 2019 Conference
  8. PCACAC's e-List

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Register for this year's Summer Institute

We hope to see you at this year's Summer Institute, July 9-10 at the University of Richmond. Join us, too, for college tours and dinner on July 10 at Randolph-Macon College and tours to Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Mary Washington on July 11.

Waiting until the new fiscal year to register or are in the midst of hiring new employees?

  • Register now with the "Invoice me" option and pay in July.

  • Use "TBD" and a fake email address to secure a spot for new employees and we'll add their "real" names and emails later. Call 434-989-7557 for help.

Registration closes on June 24 and is limited to 150.  Don't delay, click this button and register today!

Calling all public high school/charter school counselors - Apply for the PCACAC/NACAC grant by June 1!

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Something for everyone!

Get involved with PCACAC committees.  There is something for everyone! Explore these committees and sign up via the Volunteer Form

NACAC's College Openings Update

More than 500 colleges and universities still have openings, financial aid, and housing available to qualified freshman and/or transfer students for the Fall 2018 semester, according to NACAC’s annual College Openings Update at The update will remain on NACAC’s website through July 2.

Congratulations are in order!

Help us congratulate the following Board members:
  • Heather Jeter, PCACAC's Secretary and Director of College Counseling at the Steward School (VA) received Steward's prestigious 2018 Cramer Award.

  • Admission Practices Chair, Dale Bittinger, has been elected as a new Chief Admission Officer for Common Application's Board of Directors (beginning July 1).
  • IAS Chair, Chris Miller, has accepted a position as Director of College Counseling at Sandy Springs Friends School (MD).

  • Please welcome Melisa Hypolite from CollegeBound Foundation (MD) as our new Joining Hands Chair.
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Giving made easier

Help us serve the needs of our members and support PCACAC programs through the Givi app.  CLICK HERE to learn how to download the app, set up an account, schedule recurring payments, and track your contributions to our General Fund. You can also text PCACAC to 50155.

If you shop, please support PCACAC by signing up for Amazon Smile.

College Fairs

CLICK HERE to advertise your fall 2018 fair.

Come out and support NACAC College Fairs in Prince Georges, Montgomery, and Baltimore counties.  

Save the date...

Mark your calendars for our 54th Annual Conference, May 2-4, 2019 at the College Park Marriott in College Park, MD! 

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