The Academy for College Admission Counseling!
What a whirlwind this fall has been!
From getting back to the craziness that is
fall in our offices to the new Common Application 4 [enough said!!] to our
students and parents needing more and more of us – it’s almost hard to
remember the slowness of warm summer days.
But that’s the life of college counselors –
busy, involved, connected.
And that’s the life
of The Academy as well.
September certainly kept us busy, involved,
We debuted our new pay-it-forward initiative,
“Bring The Academy to Your School” by offering two workshops at
Catalyst-Maria High School in Chicago.
Faculty member Deb Donley shared our “Planning
Your Future” workshop with junior families, while Melanie Coffman helped the
faculty Take the Wreck out of Their Recommendations.
Also, Melanie and I presented a junior family
seminar at Warren Township High School. We wrapped up September with our
first-ever Webinar, “Surviving Another College Application Season” to 32
we’ll be offering two workshop to counselors in the Chicago Public Schools;
this is the third year we’ve been able to share time with these dedicated
We’re already planning for our annual Faculty
Retreat in late November, where we will finalize dates for our summer
courses, along with other activities.
calendars now for our first Saturday Only Seminar [SOS] in five years!
We’ll be devoting an entire day to the
always-timely topic of Financial Aid on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00
to 3:00 at Elmhurst College.
Jerry Cebrzynski of Lake Forest College will
explain the history, philosophy and procedures of applying for financial
aid. Registration information will be emailed in December/January.
This is a very special year for The Academy.
We are celebrating our 15th year of
serving counselors, a fact that, quite frankly, bowls me over. What began as
a discussion over a cup of coffee in the spring of 1999 with Kathy Dingler
and another cup of coffee that fall with Paul Cleary has grown into a
not-for-profit organization that has served 1,500 counselors from across the
Be careful what you wish
you just might turn a dream into a reality…
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P.O. Box 8137
Gurnee, IL 600
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