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Upcoming events

    • 04/28/2014
    • 05/10/2014
    • Northern California and Las Vegas, NV

    WACAC is pleased to offer eight College Fairs in Spring 2014.  They will be conducted in conjunction with the NACAC College Fairs taking place in Southern California and in San Francisco. The fairs will be held at:

    Las Vegas Academy - Monday, April 28
    Sacramento State - Sunday, May 4

    University of the Pacific - Monday, May 5 

    Sonoma State – Tuesday, May 6

    Dominican University – Wednesday, May 7

    Mission College – Thursday, May 8
    CSU East Bay – Friday, May 9
    Saint Mary's College – Saturday, May 10

    The cost of the scanner is included in the price of each fair this year. Please note the fair pricing:

    Early Registration - $195/fair thru February 28, 5:00 p.m.
    Regular Registration - $245/fair February 28 thru April 18, 4:59 p.m.
    On-Site Registration Only - $305/fair begins April 18, 5:00 p.m.
    Registration is limited to current 2013-2014 college and university members.  Current members from your institution will be emailed a College/University Access code to register in January 2014.


    Click HERE to register for the fairs.  Please note - while this link "appears" to be our organization's website, it is actually an external system.  The email address/password combination may not be the same as your WACAC login unless you have visited this site previously.  You will have to begin a new registration.

    Click HERE for the link your students should use to pre-register their information for the colleges and universities attending the fairs.

    Click HERE to see a list of colleges and universities by site as of 4.21.14. To read the form, scroll down the list of colleges/universities on the left side.  When you find the college you are looking for, highlight across to see "Checked" boxes.  Those boxes indicate the fair(s) being attending by the reps.

    Click HERE for a list of WACAC suggested hotels for representatives attending the fairs.  Note - Click "Save As" and save to your desktop for easiest viewing.  Lists of site-specific hotels will be included with the registration confirmation.


    For information about  the NACAC fairs, please visit their web site at http://www.nacacnet.org.

    • 06/09/2014
    • 06/11/2014
    • DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose




    Click HERE to register as an Attendee.
    Click HERE to purchase an Exhibitor Booth.


    Click HERE for the Conference Brochure.

    Here's a sample of over 70 different topics you won't want to miss!

    Talking WUE - We Understand & Explain
    High School Visits that Go Rogue
    Common App Redesigned: Y2 Preview
    Guiding Students as They Create a College List
    IB 101
    Demystifying the Art School Portfolio
    Choosing to be the #2: Reasons to Aspire to be a Director of Admission
    Facilitating Community College Transfer to a California Private School
    Comprehensive Review: How the UCs Read Admission Applications
    Co-operative Education in Canada and the United States
    Connecting all the Pieces: Lessons from Veteran Recruitment Professionals
    How Legislation May Impact Our Work: WACAC Government Relations Update
    Collaboration for Success: 2 year/4 year partnerships
    International student Admissions: It's Everyone's Role & Everyone's Challenge
    Beyond Angry Birds: College Counseling with iPads
    Enrollment Management 101 – Primer for High School Counselors
    Planning Ahead to Pay for College

    Full Conference Registration which includes the Local Counselors' Day is:


    Early Registration

    February 10 thru March 17, 5:00 p.m.

    $195 Members Only

    Regular Registration - Members

    March 17, 5:01 p.m. thru April 28, 5:00 p.m.

    $225 Members

    Regular Registration - Non-Members

    February 10 thru April 28, 5:00 p.m.

    $270 Non-Members

    Late Registration
    April 28, 5:01 p.m. thru May 19, 5:00 p.m.

    $300 Members
    $345 Non-Members

    On Site Registration
    After May 19, 5:01 p.m.

    $325 Members
    $370 Non-Members

    One Day Conference Registration/Local Counselors' Day (June 10) is:

    Regular Registration
    February 10 thru April 28, 5:00 p.m.

    $100 Members

    $145 Non-Members

    Late Registration
    April 28, 5:01 p.m. thru May 19, 5:00 p.m.

    $125 Members

    $170 Non-Members

    On Site Registration
    After May 19, 5:01 p.m.

    $150 Members

    $195 Non-Members

    Pre-Conference/IDEA Institute:

    Additional $75*

    College Fair (1 rep per institution):
    Additional $75*

    Exhibitor Booth (Includes full conference registrations for two reps, 8'x6' booth and free WiFi):

    Click HERE to purchase an Exhibit Booth.

    Corporate Sponsorships:
    Click HERE for ways your company can support the 2014 Annual Conference in addition to purchasing Exhibit Booths.

    Conference Scholarships:

    Click HERE for more information and to apply.  Deadline: February 14th.
    For best results, click "save as" and save application to your desktop.

    Hotel Reservations:
    Click HERE to reserve your room at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose.

    UPDATE AS OF APRIL 7, 2014: Rooms at the Doubletree Hotel may be sold out at the WACAC conference rate. These hotels are in the area for you to reserve a room. Rates vary by hotel:

    Courtyard Marriott, (408) 441-6111
    1727 Technology Drive, San Jose 95112

    Inn and Suites San Jose Airport, (408) 453-3133
    1755 N. 1st. St., San Jose 95112

    Holiday Inn Express and Suites San Jose Airport, (408) 459-7907
    1350 N. 4th St., San Jose 95112

    College Tours:

    Many of the local colleges and universities in the Bay Area have arranged special tours for our 2014 conference attendees.  We are announcing them as a service to you as you plan your attendance at the conference.  Click on the institution to register for the tour.

    Menlo College
    Mills College
    Santa Clara University
    University of San Francisco
    Saint Mary's College of California
    Stanford University

    Please note that more institutions will be added as links become available!  If you have additional questions, please contact the institution directly.

    Student Scholarships:
    WACAC and Zinch are sponsoring scholarships for students from Santa Clara County.  Two $500 scholarships will be awarded - one to a high school student and a second to a community college student.  For more information and to have your students apply, please click:


    Members will be emailed a Member Access Code in order to register at the MEMBER RATE.  All memberships will be verified as current for 2013-2014 prior to the conference.


    *Please note: you must be a registered attendee in order to participate in a Pre-Conference session, IDEA or the College Fair.

    • 07/20/2014
    • 07/25/2014
    • Loyola Marymount University

    The WACAC California Dreamin' Summer Tour will be held in Southern California this year with the host campus as Loyola Marymount University.  All participants are required to stay in McCarthy Residence Hall on the host campus of Loyola Marymount University.  All accommodations are single occupancy rooms that share a bathroom with one other participant.  Click HERE to see the residence hall.

    Click HERE to register.

    College Visit Schedule:

    Sunday, July 20th
    Arrive at Loyola Marymount University no later than 3:00 p.m.
    Santa Monica College

    Monday, July 21st
    Mount St. Mary's College
    Pepperdine University

    Tuesday, July 22nd
    University of La Verne
    Claremont Colleges
    University of Redlands

    Wednesday, July 23rd
    UC Irvine and Soka University or Whittier College/CSU Fullerton
    Chapman University

    Thursday, July 24th
    California Institute of Technology
    Occidental College
    University of Southern California

    Friday, July 25th
    Otis College of Art and Design
    Loyola Marymount University
    Do not book flights before 5:30 p.m.

    Registration begins on March 31st.  Members current (approved and paid in full) as of March 25, 2014 are $750.  Non-Members are $875.

    Members will need to use the Member Access Code emailed to them in order to receive the Member Rate.  Please thoroughly read your email prior to contacting us with questions.

    We accept Credit Cards only (AMEX, MC, V) for this event.  Refunds will only be issued if a replacement participant from the Waitlist is available.  We retain a $200 non-refundable registration fee.  No refunds after June 1, 2014.

    Click HERE to register.

    Click HERE if you would like to apply for a scholarship.  There are a very limited number available.  Note: click "save as" to your desktop for easiest viewing. Applications due April 30, 2014.

Past events

03/25/2014 Share, Learn and Connect: Orange County 2014
03/19/2014 Share, Learn and Connect: Los Angeles 2014
03/12/2014 Share, Learn and Connect: Bay Area 2014
03/07/2014 Share, Learn and Connect: Inland Empire 2014
02/04/2014 WACAC Legislative Conference: California 2014
11/03/2013 WACAC Reno College Fair 2013
09/05/2013 WACAC Members-Only Mixer
05/20/2013 WACAC Annual Conference and IDEA Institute 2013
04/18/2013 WACAC Spring College Fairs 2013
03/26/2013 Share, Learn and Connect: Bay Area 2013
03/15/2013 Share, Learn and Connect: San Diego 2013
02/28/2013 Share, Learn and Connect: Orange County 2013
02/06/2013 WACAC Legislative Conference: California 2013
11/04/2012 WACAC Reno College Fair 2012
10/04/2012 WACAC Annual Membership Meeting
07/15/2012 WACAC California Dreamin' Summer Tour 2012
03/09/2012 Share, Learn and Connect: San Diego 2012
03/01/2012 Share, Learn and Connect: Bay Area 2012
02/28/2012 Share, Learn and Connect: Orange County 2012
02/08/2012 WACAC Legislative Conference: California 2012
11/06/2011 WACAC Reno College Fair 2011
07/24/2011 WACAC California Dreamin' Summer Tour
04/03/2011 WACAC Spring College Fairs 2011: Late Registration
03/23/2011 Share, Learn and Connect: Sacramento 2011
03/22/2011 Share, Learn and Connect: Bay Area 2011
03/04/2011 Share, Learn and Connect: Orange County 2011
02/11/2011 Share, Learn and Connect: Los Angeles Area 2011
02/10/2011 Share, Learn and Connect: San Diego 2011
02/10/2011 WACAC Legislative Conference: Nevada 2011
02/02/2011 WACAC Legislative Conference: California 2011

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