Colleges to Counselors (C2C) 

Watch for more info to come on C2Cs at Loras College in early February and Briar Cliff University in early April.

Three C2C events throughout the State bringing school counselors a free opportunity to learn first-hand from many college counselors at one time. Colleges will be given the opportunity to do a quick, 2-5 minute presentation on any institutional updates to high school counselors. Plus, we'll have a  college fair so colleges can hand out promotional materials to high school counselors. No students, just school counselors and colleges learning and networking.

Lunch is provided by the hosts, along with an an optional tour of the host campuses. School counselors will also receive a booklet of quick facts on each participating college or university to take notes, follow along, and take away specific information on each institution. 

Costs - $75 for colleges to register and FREE for school counselors! 

C2C Registration for College Representatives - Closed at this time

C2C Registration for School Counselors - Closed at this time

Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship - The Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship is awarded to three Iowa high school seniors, whose high schools and chosen colleges are members of Iowa ACAC. Students may be nominated by a school counselor, teacher, administrator or school board member. Special consideration will be given to those from under-represented populations, first generation, or demonstrate financial need. Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship recipients should embody some of the qualities that he possessed. Please consider whether the student is:  someone giving of their time, caring for others, with a desire to improve the world.

Freddy Miranda worked in higher education in Iowa for more than a decade. He impacted the lives of hundreds of students, while working in Admissions for Central College, Pella, IA, University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Cedar Falls, IA, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and Indian Hills Community College (IHCC), Ottumwa, IA. He was on a recruitment trip in Honduras, as the Director of International Affairs for IHCC, when he was killed in an automobile accident on March 8, 2016.

Are you interested in making a contribution to the Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship Fund? Contact [email protected] for more information.

Member High Schools as of 10-15-2018

Scenes Newsletter Archive

As of September 2017, Iowa ACAC has moved to a blog format for Scenes. The Scenes Blog comes out monthly via members' email. You can see those blog articles, plus blog bonus articles, on the Blog page. 

Scenes - 

Scenes - January 2018


Web Sites and Other Resources for Secondary/Postsecondary Counselors, Parents and Students

DACA Resources

College Visit Checklist - Schedule a visit through the Admissions Office at any college in which you might be interested, then use this checklist for planning!

Counselor Toolkit - An ACT newsletter for K-12 school counselors with information about test prep, financial aid and more!

Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

SPGP - Statement of Principles of Good Practice - Code of Ethics and Professional Practices


College Board

Iowa College Access Network

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Iowa School Counselor Association

Iowa Department of Education - School Counseling

Sallie Mae College Planning