2024 Program – July 22 – 25 @ The University of North Carolina Asheville

Program Overview

Each year Summer Seminar gathers seasoned professionals from both undergraduate admissions and secondary school college counseling to share “best practices” and address each aspect of a college counselor’s responsibilities. Participants will attend presentations as well as visit college campuses during Summer Seminar. 

Who Should Attend? The ideal attendee is a first or second-year college counselor in a high school setting.

Topics which will be addressed in detail include:

  • Ethics in College Counseling
  • Anatomy of a College Counseling Program
  • The Intersection of DEI and Advocacy*
  • Admission Practices – What’s Really Happening on the Other Side
  • Special Populations in the Admission Process: Athletics, Fine & Performing Arts, Military Academies
  • Happy Counselor, Happy Life*
  • Show me the Money – Financing College

In addition to the robust programming and sessions led by the Summer Seminar Faculty, participants will tour the campuses of UNC-Asheville, Appalachian State University, and Davidson College. Transportation to and from these locations will be on a charter bus. 

Summer Seminar will provide participants time to reflect, share ideas, and ignite their love for the profession.

Registration is now open. Click here for additional details and to register!

2024 Program Fees

$600 member/$675 non-member


ACEP logoThe Southern Association for College Admission Counseling has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6805.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SACAC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


2024 Summer Seminar Co-chairs

Justin Fenske, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge & Caroline Willson, Hutchison School (TN)