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The 2021 Counselor Summer Institute, our free comprehensive online professional development event, is a flexible opportunity for counselors to connect and learn from higher education and counselor leaders. Join us for insightful discussions, updates, and advising strategies relevant to the evolving landscape of college admissions, student preparation and college success to assist students, families, and professionals.

We are excited to partner this year with leaders from national organizations including American School Counselor Association (ASCA), College Board Counselor Community Advisory Group (CCAG), National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and National College Attainment Network (NCAN).

This year’s event provides counselors of all experience levels with:

  • Effective college and career readiness strategies and resources from school counseling leaders
  • College admissions trends and innovations presented by higher education professionals
  • Critical conversations and insights to help professionals understand and navigate the “new now” of academic preparation, role of assessments in college admissions, and effective support strategies for all students.
  • Discussions on the role of school counselors in supporting students’ social and emotional learning and development

All webinars are 1–2 hours in length and allow you to earn 0.1–0.2 continuing education units (CEUs).

Counselor Professional Knowledge and Practice

Join national academic colleagues, admissions leaders, and counselor educators to learn about current trends and information to enhance your professional development and growth.


Title and Description Location Level Date Time (EDT)
Connecting All Students to Careers and Colleges Online All August 3, 2021 10:00 AM
ICYMI: The SAT Suite of Assessments and the Class of 2022 Online All August 4, 2021 1:00 PM
What’s Rigor Got to Do With It? Online All August 5, 2021 3:00 PM

Counseling for College and Career Readiness

For a great start to the school year, join national counselor leaders and colleagues to learn updates and easy-to-implement strategies. Discuss academic guidance, effective advising, and support strategies for student success.


Title and Description Location Level Date Time (EDT)
Critical Conversations: What’s Going On in Higher Education? Online All August 3, 2021 1:00 PM
Critical Conversations: Understanding the Bottom Line for Financial Aid Awards Online All August 4, 2021 3:00 PM
Critical Conversations: How Admissions Decisions Are Made Online All August 5, 2021 10:00 AM

At the start of college application season, maximize your knowledge to learn timely updates, innovations, and best practices for college advising, admissions, and financial aid.


Title and Description Location Level Date Time (EDT)
Finding the Right Fit: HBCUs, MSIs, and Tribal Colleges Online All August 5, 2021 3:00 PM
Finding the Right Fit: 2 Year, Community, and Technical College Options Online All August 5, 2021 10:00 AM
School Counselors as Advocates: Equity and Social Justice in Action Online All August 5, 2021 1:00 PM

Webinars are flexible and geared to your needs: view individually, with a colleague, or as a group. All participants have the opportunity to earn CEUs.