Please remember that ACCIS College Tours are available only to ACCIS members!
Feedback from the Spring 2013 ACCIS Counselor Tour
The Central Pennsylvania Consortium group (Dickinson, Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall Colleges) offered its second edition of an ACCIS member tour from April 24th through 26th. Twenty-eight counselors from around the country participated. Here are some of their comments about the tour:
"It was a great tour! It was well run with great colleagues. The questions were timely
and helpful, and the schools were great hosts."
"It was awesome!"
"All three colleges gave us great opportunity to interact with students while putting us up in the fabulous Hershey Hotel (and yes, there is chocolate check-in, chocolate turn-down, and lots of chocolate in between). I truly enjoyed the individuals on the tour and the tour size, finding the cross-pollination rewarding."
"Easily the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in on a counselor tour, and all three schools were generous hosts who went out of their way to make us feel welcome and ensure we walked away with a complete picture of their school. Single occupancy rooms were such a luxury."
Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements about future tours offered exclusively by colleges for ACCIS members.Counselor College Tours
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ACCIS Best of the Midwest Tour 2013
A group of 45 counselors from ACCIS member schools across the country met up in Chicago in early November for the first ever Best of the Midwest Tour. Starting at University of Chicago, we then traveled by bus to University of Notre Dame and then on to Purdue University. Each college hosted us for a dinner reception after some initial orientation on their campus, followed by a program the next day to meet with faculty and students and to tour facilities. Highlights included the Purdue aviation center, Chicago's robotic library, and a chance to run the tunnel to the Notre Dame football stadium. Between Notre Dame and Purdue our intrepid bus driver was dealt the challenge of a closed highway, followed by a detour that led to a dead-end in a cornfield-- we made it out and go to West Lafayette only a little behind schedule, and the adventure provided a group bonding experience. All of the college admission staffs were gracious, excited to host our group and eager to share information and show their campus. As the tour liaison for the ACCIS Program Committee, I was glad to be able to attend this tour and to visit two colleges I hadn't previously seen, as well as to get to know and compare notes with other ACCIS members. I'm especially grateful to the deans and admission staff at the three colleges for making this tour a reality and for their efforts to make it a productive series of visits.
--Mark Moody, Colorado Academy (CO)
ACCIS Tour Coordinator
Why Attend an ACCIS College Tour?
Here's what one tour attendee says:
"[I]t was the people who made it special. The group was one of the most congenial, interesting groups of people I have ever shared a trip with. Maybe it was the time of year, maybe just the luck of the draw, but I think we all really got along well - no cliques, no outliers, wonderful conversations and fun. I propose a Reunion trip!!! Hot Topics went well -- didn't take much to get folks talking -- again, the time of year made us all ripe for sharing insights and opinions..."
Counselor College Tours
ACCIS college tours give you the opportunity to visit colleges alongside counselors who share similar constituencies and concerns. We’ll spend time with college Deans and administrators in a casual setting, discuss issues of interest to our populations, and learn about student life and admissions processes at a range of colleges.