The NYSACAC Summer Institute is a four-day intensive mentor-based experience that brings together admissions professionals (0-3 yrs. experience) and high school counselors (0-5 yrs. experience) with energetic, seasoned mentors to grapple with a wide range of admission counseling issues. As a participant, you will learn best practices, share expertise, develop creative approaches to new and not-so-new problems, establish networks, and review ethical standards for our profession. We are certain that the unique combination of a vibrant curriculum and a diverse group of participants and mentors will offer you a refreshing and rewarding experience.

Due to the COVID-19 Public Health crisis, we regret to inform you that the 2020 Summer Institute at Skidmore College has been cancelled.  The Summer Institute Planning Team is looking into virtual alternatives, so stay tuned!

If you have any questions about this decision or suggestions for a virtual Summer Institute, contact us at [email protected].


Karen Brown
Director of Admissions
SUNY Oneonta

Annemarie Cervoni
High School Counselor
Orchard Park High School

Curriculum Director
Erica Padilla
Regional Associate Director, New York Metro
University of Rochester

Lead Mentor
Katie Mason
Rochester City School District

Onsite Coordinator
Sarah Ireland
Associate Director of Admissions
Skidmore College

Public Relations Director
Betty Chen
Associate, College Access
East Harlem Tutorial Program