Welcome to the new school year! The weather reminds me of the beautiful drives of fall travel in Iowa and the energy I felt after meeting with new students as I drove back to campus. While our fall looks a lot different, I was still reminded of that excitement when we had visitors on campus this week. Although masked and physically distanced, we are still able to show our campus and show students all we have to offer. I hope all of you have that same fulfillment as you work with your students this fall! 

While we all wish we were meeting up on the road...

Iowa ACAC is excited to host three online college fair opportunities this fall. Fairs on October 6, 22, and 25 will give students and families the opportunity to connect with a number of colleges and universities from the comfort of their own home. Admission counselors will be ready to connect with students and answer any questions about the admissions process, visit opportunities, scholarships, and more!

As a service to our prospective students and families, as well as our state’s school counselors, Iowa ACAC is currently collecting information from Iowa Colleges and Universities regarding test-optional and visit policies. Our hope is to provide as much information and be as transparent as possible assist everyone through their college search. A key contact at each school was sent the survey information. If you haven’t submitted your institution’s information, please contact [email protected]

I hope each of you find normalcy in the excitement new students bring each fall. I also hope you can find a day to take a drive, enjoy the fall colors, and all Iowa has to offer! 

Tara Winter
President, Iowa ACAC

 Iowa College/University Test and Visit Policies survey results now available on our Resources page!


 Membership Reminder:

If you registered for our fairs last year, it also included a one-year organizational membership.  If you aren't able to register for our fall virtual fairs, that membership will expire at the end of September. You will receive a notification after fair registration closes and are welcome to renew at that time. Please make sure new staff members know they do NOT have to sign up for individual memberships. Meanwhile, all Key Contacts should be updating the membership listings for your team. All other organizational members (secondary and non-college fair) have received, or will receive, electronic renewal invoices as membership lapse nears.


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