It was a privilege to attend the NACAC conference in Seattle in late September. The sun was shining, the hills were steep, and it was a  beautiful thing to attend a conference again. I had the best time doing an Instagram takeover, posting about fabulous sessions, keynotes, and Seattle spots. If you don’t already, give Iowa ACAC a follow!

My favorite part was, of course…the people. Oh, the people!

Connecting with my President’s Class was a highlight. We’re self-titled “FLEX” because we’re FLEXible and still FLEXing our leadership muscles through the pandemic! Inspired and humbled, I still have work to do on behalf of Iowa ACAC...    Read more from Iowa ACAC President Jaclyn Tungesvik

Looking for some fun things to do with the fam on break? Tips from Jen at

Posted by The Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling on Sunday, December 19, 2021

Visit the Hill 2022 is coming Feb. 24! 

Learn more about this free advocacy event for high school counselors, students, teachers and college admission professional and register today!


Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship

The application is now open for the 2022 Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship.  Deadline is March 1!

Late Registration Opportunity Now Available for Spring Fairs!

We have had to make a few adjustments to the spring college fair calendar. A new calendar has been uploaded to the Iowa ACAC website including all 10 spring college fairs; the updated fairs are also listed below. If you are not the representative that will be attending these fairs, please be sure to share these changes with your office.

Fair Updates:

Rescheduled Fair: Des Moines Lincoln Fair—Monday, February 28, 9:30am—11:30am (This is the DMPS College Fair!)
Updated Fair: Dowling Catholic Fair—Tuesday, March 1, 11:10am—1:10pm
Rescheduled Fair: Logan Magnolia Fair—Monday, March 21, 12:30pm—2:00pm
Additional Fair: Storm Lake Fair—Tuesday, March 22, 12:00pm—1:30pm** 

**Please note that the Storm Lake College Fair was not part of the original registration this summer. If you previously submitted the 2021-2022 Iowa ACAC College Day/College Night registration form for any Iowa ACAC fall or spring college fairs, you will not need to pay for this fair—you will just need to register using this registration link, if you plan to attend.

If you have NOT previously registered for any of the 2021-2022 Iowa ACAC college fairs, then you will need to do so at and complete the payment.

Clarification for college fairs:

The cost of registration does not include the StriveScan costs for names. If you’d like to use StriveScan to capture student names please be sure to buy StriveScan credits.

The Iowa ACAC Executive Board and College Day/College Night Committee appreciate the partnership and hard work of our site hosts in setting up these programs in these uncertain times. We trust their judgement and stand with them regarding any decisions their school or district needs to make regarding hosting the fairs.  We are asking college/university attendees to let site hosts know in ample time if they are unable to attend due to COVID-related issues. 

Site hosts have been asked to:

  • Keep Iowa ACAC posted on any changes to COVID protocols in their local community, school, and site location.
  • Notify attendees 1 week prior to the fair of a cancellation (we understand these changes can happen at the last minute, but early notification is appreciated, if possible).
  • Contact attendees 3-4 days prior to the fair to confirm their intention to host the fair.
  • Share changes to protocols or site requirements with Iowa ACAC, so we can assist in spreading the word via our website, listserv and social media.
  • Provide the option to send or display literature at a table if a registered attendee is unable to attend at the last minute.

Membership Reminder:
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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Listserv Instructions
Members who choose to be included on the listserv may send messages on their own to the listserv. Simply address your e-mail to [email protected] Write the message exactly as you wish members to read it, as there are no editing capabilities on the admin side. It will be forwarded to the list after approval. If you do not receive our listserv emails, you will not be able to send messages. If you have any questions or concerns about its use, please contact [email protected]