2018 Events

Annual Conference


AACAP’s Annual Conference serves as the premier event bringing together admission and counseling professionals from across the country. Join us in Orlando, FL, June 5-6 for the 2018 event and network with professionals from high school counseling, training and credentialing specialists, as well as leaders in career education at public and private institutions. Participants have the opportunity to attend pre-conference workshops, hear updates on AACAP initiatives, share ideas regarding a professional credential, and explore products and services with exhibitors. Conference fee $199 (includes AACAP annual membership fee)

Schedule of Events

June 5th – CECU Exhibit Hall Closing Reception
CECU Exhibit Hall Closing Reception – All AACAP members invited to attend and visit with exhibitors representing various products and services to serve higher education professionals

June 6th – 9-10am ET – Panel Presentation

Growing Your High School Student Population – Why now is the right time!


Moderator: Dr. Jean Norris (Chairman of the Board, AACAP)
Panel Members: Carla Cheatham (Counselor, Bremen High School); Shannon Gormley (Student Services Project Manager, Tinley Park High School); Dimitrios Kriaras (COO, Northwestern College), Fred Freeman (President/COO, Pima Medical Institute)


Now is the time to start or reinvigorate your high school program! Why? Unlike the mandates of the past, guidance professionals are being encouraged to “Redefine Ready” and help students find the right fit whether it’s a 4-year degree or career education.

Join our expert panel including high school guidance professionals and career education leaders to:

    • Learn about the new school counseling mandate encouraging choice beyond the traditional 4-year degree
    • Explore how to improve relationships with high school guidance counselors
    • Understand the role your college can play in creating a meaningful partnership
    • Hear about strategies to reach today’s generation of students

Witness case studies from career colleges showing their approaches and results

Bring all your questions for this talented panel of experts to expand your reach in the high school and your community!

10:30am – 12pm ET – CECU Plenary Session (speaker TBD) – all AACAP members invited to attend

12pm – 2pm ET – AACAP First Annual Meeting

Agenda Topics

AACAP Background and Future

The growing importance of the career education professional in advising students

Member Services Discussion

Job Analysis and Credential for Career Education Admission Professionals

2:30pm – 3:30pm ET – AACAP Board Meeting (Board Members Only)

Click here to register for AACAP’s 2018 Annual Conference.

Sponsorships are available for the Convention and year-round programming. For more information, email info@advancingadmissions.org.

AACAP offers a variety of events for members to inform, educate and inspire collaboration.

Career and Technical Training College Fairs

Thank you to all who attended! Details on our next event coming soon.

Our college fairs are focused on alternate choices for anyone seeking training outside the traditional 4-year college experience. AACAP brings together career and technical schools and colleges for regional college fairs. Prospective students of all ages and high school guidance professionals have the opportunity to meet with admission professionals, collect information, see demonstrations and learn more about the growing career and technical education field.