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35th Annual Summer Institute on College Admission and School Relations

August 2–6, 2015
The University of San Diego

Join us at the five-day Institute on College Admission and School Relations, and begin setting the foundation for a rewarding and lasting career in college admission.

This annual event was designed to help newly hired admission and outreach staff develop the skills necessary to build strong institutional partnerships and assist students in the coming years. Faculty from a variety of institutions will provide personalized instruction, while discussion-based workshops will give you an opportunity to make connections and network among peers.

Apply now (.pdf/756K) to participate in this in-depth professional development event and:

  • Discuss the larger policy issues that impact institutions and families
  • Learn about the factors that affect admissions decisions
  • Gain a better understanding and appreciation of the admissions profession
  • Begin building a long-lasting career


Previous Attendees

More than 250 colleges and universities across the country have sent participants to the institute. Join our community of passionate and distinguished colleagues to gain a comprehensive understanding of the role that admission professionals play in the higher education landscape.

View a list of institutions that have sent participants in previous years (.pdf/174K).


Learn firsthand from esteemed leaders in the rapidly changing field of enrollment management who will share their knowledge and offer insights.

This year's institute will be led by:

  • Timothy Brunold, University of Southern California
  • Kevin Dyerly, Unveristy of Redlands
  • Deren Finks, Harvey Mudd College
  • Erica Johnson, Lewis & Clark College
  • Alice Kleeman, Menlo-Atherton High School
  • James Montoya, The College Board
  • Patrcia Morales, Unverisity of California Irvine
  • Alicia Ortega, The College Board
  • Wendy Peterson, Washington State University
  • Stephen Pultz, University of San Diego
  • Robynne Royster, California College of the Arts


Download the brochure with our application form (.pdf/756K).

Registration Fees
Registrant from Member Institution $925
Registrant from Nonmember Institution $975

Registration fees include:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodations—a shared bedroom in an apartment. Please note that all participants must reside in the on-campus housing during the institute.
  • Meals and refreshment breaks
  • All resource materials
  • Parking


The Summer Institute is limited to individuals who are actively employed as collegiate admission and enrollment planning staff who have 2 years of experience or less in college admission

Enrollment is limited and applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Once the institute fills up, additional participants will be put on a waiting list, and they will be notified two weeks before the institute if there is space available.

Applications must be received by July 1, 2015. After July 1, please call 408-367-1429 to learn if space is still available.

Tax Deduction

An income-tax deduction is allowed for educational expenses (including tuition, travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. (See Treasury Regulation 1:162-5 or Coughlin vs. Commissioner 270 F2d 307.)

Cancellation Policy

There is no cancellation fee for registered participants who cancel at least three weeks before the institute. Participants who cancel less than three weeks before the institute will be charged a $100 service fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made three days or fewer before the institute begins.

Customized Entry Pages


  • Western Regional Office
  • The College Board
  • 2001 Gateway Place
  • Suite 220W
  • San Jose, California 95110
  • Phone: (866) 392-4078
  • Send us a message. WRO services the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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