PNACAC Summer Institute

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This three-day, two-night event is geared toward admissions professionals with up to three years of experience in admissions counseling. The Summer Institute includes an introduction to Admissions and Enrollment Management, sessions on relevant topics for newer admission professionals, and networking opportunities.

The Summer Institute will be held concurrently with the PNACAC Middle Management Institute from July 24-26, 2024 at the University of Portland, in Portland, Oregon.

Registration Fees & Details
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Scholarships to Attend
Program Details


Registration Fees & Details

Program registration fee includes accommodations: Single room with shared bathroom, linens provided. Meals are included.

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Early Bird Registration*

By May 31


Regular Registration

June 1 to June 30


Late Registration

July 1 to July 10


 *We are allowing institutions to register for a seat before they have identified who will attend, in order to meet early bird pricing deadlines. To do so, select "Register Guest" and enter "TBD" for first and last names. Enter your email address (or someone your office who will be responsible for confirming attendance). We will then confirm final contact information no later than July 10. No refunds will be provided after July 10, though registration may be transferred to another person in your office.



Registration closes July 10th.

Refund Policy: Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to PNACAC at [email protected] no later than July 10, 2024. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the cost of your registration.

Registration or payment questions? Please contact Ann Nault, PNACAC Executive Assistant, [email protected]

Program questions? Email the Professional Development Chairs with any questions.


Scholarships to Attend

PNACAC is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to make these programs accessible to a wider range of members. This scholarship will cover the registration fee, which includes lodging on campus and meals during the program. You will be responsible for travel to and from the University of Portland and any other expenses.

  • PNACAC will notify all applicants on or before June 14
  • Register by June 30


Who should attend?

Staff working in college admissions offices with approximately 0-3 years of experience as recruitment professionals.

What is the format?

A combination of:

  • Interactive workshops
  • Panel discussions
  • Self- and group-reflection
  • Informal discussion and networking (including MMI attendees)
  • A dedicated Slack channel just for your cohort to continue conversations after the Institute

What are the learning outcomes/takeaways?

  • You will leave “road-ready” - having gained skills and knowledge to make you feel ready to hit the ground running in the next recruitment cycle
  • You will take away new and strengthened relationships with colleagues in the profession
  • You will leave with a deeper understanding of future professional development needs

What is included?

  • On-campus lodging: single room with shared bathroom
  • Six meals (one dinner on your own)
  • Note-taking materials and handouts
  • A dedicated Slack channel just for your cohort to continue conversations after the Institute

Sample themes:

  • Basics of admissions, recruitment, and enrollment management
  • Understanding student demographics and territory management
  • Travel tips and tricks
  • Admission ethics and best practices
  • Access and diversity in higher education
  • Developing best practices in working with high school/college counselors
  • Healthy boundaries: self-advocacy and self-care in a helping profession
  • Professional communication skills: written, presentation, and interpersonal