Welcome to
The Academy for College Admission Counseling!

The heart of our mission is to provide a variety of workshops, seminars and classes that will improve your ability to provide college counseling to the families you serve. Our programs provide a blend of both theory and practice.  While our primary audience comes from the secondary side of the admission desk, college admission personnel have also found our materials to be useful.

Our Summer Soapbox session is your opportunity to join a group of leaders in our profession who will let you know what they think about our current state of affairs and suggest where we should be heading.  Our profession places more challenges on us than ever before; it’s hard to know where we are and where we are going. You’ll be able to join in on the discussion, asking any questions or sharing any opinions that will further advance the conversation. This one-day session is quick and informative.

Our summer courses provide a developmental approach to developing a wide repertoire of college counseling skills. The entire sequence of summer courses takes three summers. Each class emphasizes the many internet resources helpful to both counselors and families alike. All of our coursework provides CPDU's through the State of Illinois and most of our summer coursework also carries the option to earn graduate credit from Elmhurst College for an additional fee.

In the summer, the Academy offers three fifteen contact-hour classes:

College Counseling 101 covers the basic elements of college counseling, focusing on the ethical foundations of our profession, the factors influencing college choice, the college application process, financial aid, the student essay, the school profile and professional advocacy.

College Counseling 201 addresses specific issues that arise in college counseling situations. Topics that are addressed include ethical case studies, the student athlete, students with learning disabilities, special topics in financial aid, the college rep visit to the high school, writing letters of recommendation, and admission to highly selective colleges.

College Counseling 301 focuses on the knowledge base required to engage in effective college counseling with individual students.  Topics that are addressed include ethical scenarios, building the student profile, creating a college profile, advanced issues in financial aid, decision-making theories, dealing with high-maintenance parents, counseling the 2.0 students and preparing for an individual college counseling appointment.

Courses run from 9:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. Participants receive small group instruction, a comprehensive college counseling manual developed specifically for this course, breakfast and lunch for each of the three days, and all miscellaneous costs. This price is available solely due to the generosity of our sponsors who have helped underwrite all Academy expenses.

Privacy is important to us. Personal information that you may give us including your e-mail address, name and phone number are used only for the purpose of carrying out our business transactions with you. We do not sell our customer list.

Sue Biemeret
Phone: 708-560-4109
Fax: 847-855-2778

We are proudly sponsored by Elmhurst College.

The Academy for College
Admission Counseling
6943 Dada Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031

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The Academy for College Admission Counseling is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. The Academy does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs and services.