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CCASD Admission Counselor Training Institute

  • August 06, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • August 07, 2024
  • 12:30 PM
  • Ramkota, Aberdeen, SD


  • For Admission Counselors, Admission Directors, & School Counselors unable to attend the training, please join us as guests for the social hour for networking and reconnecting.
  • Includes all session materials, lunch on day 1, and social hour with appetizers.


The CCASD Admission Counselor Training Institute is back again in 2024, and we are planning for it to be our best training yet.  Whether you are new to college admissions, or you need a rejuvenation & refresher, this years event is for you.  It is designed for Admission Counselors who have recently entered the profession.  However, we would  like to invite those with more experience to attend as well,  to share your invaluable expertise and to provide a refresher and energizer for the upcoming year!  Basically everyone is invited, new admissions, seasoned veterans in admissions, in-state colleges, out of state colleges, etc.   We would love to have all of you join us. 

Participants will find the Institute complements admission office trainings and provides valuable networking throughout the two days.  We invite Admission Counselors, Directors, and School  Counselors not attending the  institute, to be our guest for the social hour at 4:30 pm on August 6th.   

Cost to Attend

CCASD Counselor Training Institute Fee: $90.00/person 

       Includes materials , lunch  on day 1 & social hour with beverage and appetizers. 

Social Hour Only: no fee but registration is required

Registration deadline for Training or Social Hour is July 30th.

After participants register with CCASD, please follow information below to make your hotel reservations.

  1. Call Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Aberdeen- 605-229-4040
  2. A block of rooms is reserved under the  SD Council on College Admissions  (CCASD BLOCK) (deadline is July 6  to reserve.  Limited availability after the 6th )
  3. Notify the Best Western Ramkota when reserving room if it will be tax exempt. 
  4. SD State Rate -  plus tax,. on all hotel rooms.

TENTATIVE Training Schedule

Day 1

9:00     Check-in 

9:30     Welcome and Introductions 

10:00  Session 1 – What is Admissions Now and In the Future  

10:45  Session 2 – Travel Tips and Life On the Road 

12:00  Lunch (provided)

12:45  Session 3 - Successful Territory Management

1:15     Session 4  - Financial Aid

2:15     Break

2:30     Session 5 - Dual Credit

3:00     Session 6 - Admission Counselor & School Counselor Panel   

3:45 – Debrief training & Wrap Up Day 1

4:30 – 6:00 Social & Games

Dinner on your own

Day 2

9:00      Welcome Back 

9:30      Session 7 – Tours, Events & Ambassadors

10:00   Session 8 –  Athletics

10:30   Break

10:45   Mock College Fair 

11:30 - 12:00   Debrief Training, Wrap Up & Safe Travels.

12:00-12:30 Professionals will stay for any remaining Q&A. 


Shelly Lammers
CCASD Executive Director


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