Welcome to
The Academy for College Admission Counseling!

The Academy for College Admission Counseling provides exemplary state-of-the-profession information to individuals involved in college counseling.  We offer four different classes; we ask that all Academy participants begin with College Counseling 101 and advance sequentially through each class.  Descriptions of the topics covered in each class are printed below.

The registration fee
for College Counseling 101, 201 and 301 is $400.  Included in this fee for each three-day class is continental breakfast and lunch, along with a custom-designed binder with a complete college counseling curriculum included.  Our program begins at 9:00 am each day and concludes no later than 3:30 pm.   

Two hours of Graduate Credit
from Elmhurst College is also available for College Counseling 101, 201, and 301 at an additional charge of $600.
When you take 101, 201, or 301, you earn 16.5 professional development units per course.

  Contact Sue Biemeret, Executive Director, at counseloracademy1@gmail.com or at 708-560-4109

College Counseling 101

Cancelled for 2021

During this session, the following topics will be covered:

  • Philosophy of College Counseling (ethics and principles)
  • How to choose a college: a student-focused model
  • Financial Aid and College Financing
  • The college application process - how colleges admit students, processing applications and writing for college
  • Publicizing your program to parents and the community
  • Knowing your high school
  • College admission testing
  • Using computers and the internet in college counseling
  • Letters of Recommendation

The first course in our curriculum is College Counseling 101, Essential Topics in College Counseling. This course is designed as an introduction for counselors who have fewer than 3 years of experience or who wish to refresh their college counseling skills. It will provide hands-on techniques to aid in the development of a clear foundation in college counseling.


College Counseling 201

Cancelled for 2021



During this session, the following topics will be covered:

  • Ethical case studies
  • Working with undocumented students
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Admission "lowdown" on state university and Big 10 schools
  • Special issues in Financial Aid
  • The high school visit
  • Counseling the Student-Athlete
  • Counseling the special needs student
  • Selective college admissions
  • Technology in college counseling

The second course in our curriculum is College Counseling 201, Selected Topics in College Counseling. Participants who have completed the first course are eligible to enroll. Experiences from the prior year serve as a basis for renewal and advanced study. Guest speakers who are experts in their respective fields provide further guidance and answer detailed questions.


College Counseling 301

Cancelled for 2021



During this session, the following topics will be covered:

  • Ethical implications of the student college search
  • Decision making theory
  • Building the student profile
  • Advanced issues in financial aid
  • Colleges for the 2.0 student
  • Preparing for the College Counseling Appointment
  • Student, Parent and Counselor responsibilities in the college search
  • Technology in college counseling
  • Dealing with high maintenance parents

Participants may include anyone who has completed the previous two courses. A case-study approach and presentations will be utilized in this course.


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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