Summer Admission Institute

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Summer Admissions Institute (SAI) will be held at the University of San Diego from August 1, 2022-August 5, 2022. As in previous years, this professional development program for new college admission counselors will be led by senior enrollment managers and will cover topics ranging from Enrollment 101, Intro to Financial Aid, Case Studies, and more. Registration for SAI will go live on May 2, 2022. Registration is now open and will close on July 26th or when capacity is met.

The registration fee of $995 covers shared on-campus housing, most meals, all programming and session materials. Meals not covered in the registration fee would be the Monday lunch and the Wednesday dinner. Please see below for an overview of the week’s tentative schedule.

For questions about SAI, please contact wacacpd@wacac.org.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, August 1st

12:00 – 2:00 PM Check in (lunch on your own, not covered by registration)
2:00 – 4:00 PM Meet with Faculty
4:00 -6:30 PM Welcome and keynote with dinner and dessert reception

Tuesday, August 2nd

7:30 AM Breakfast
8:10 – 5:30 PM Session (admission 101, current trends), small group work, introduction to capstone
5:30 -9:00 PM Dinner and evening with faculty

Wednesday, August 3rd

7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 6:00 PM Sessions (financial aid, standardized tests, small group work, case study)
6:15 PM Dinner on your own and free evening (dinner not covered by registration)

Thursday, August 4th

7:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 – 5:30 PM Institution presentations, high school counselor sessions, breakout sessions, writing session, affinity group meetings
5:30 – 6:00 PM Final group project preparation
6:15 PM Dinner on the Lawn at USD

Friday, August 5th

7:30 AM Breakfast
8:15 -11:30 AM Capstone presentations and Why We Do What We Do faculty session
11:30 – 12:30 PM Closing Session and Commencement

2022 SAI Faculty

Becky Chassin, University of Southern California

Gary Clark, UCLA

Kim Cragg, University of Rochester

Ed Devine, Xavier University

Phil Moreno, The Nueva School (formerly with Dickinson College)

Jim Rawlins, UC San Diego

Belinda Sandoval Zazueta, University of Redlands

Falone Serna, Cal Lutheran University

Andrew Woolsey, Soka University