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What is the Holistic Admissions Institute?

At the 2017 AACP Holistic Admissions Institute, teams of 3-5 including CEO deans, associate deans, directors of admissions, admissions committee chairs and members will discuss holistic review in pharmacy admissions and assessment of admissions practices. Teams will gain insight from other health professions with well-established holistic review practices, as well as insight from accreditors on assessment of admissions practices. These discussions will enable teams to formulate action plans for 1) conducting a formal review of current admissions practices, 2) implementing admissions practice changes that are more holistic in nature, and 3) implementing improved admissions assessment plans.

Who should attend the Holistic Admissions Institute?

  • CEO Deans
  • Associate Deans
  • Directors of Admissions
  • Admissions Committee Chairs and Members

When does the Holistic Admissions Institute begin and end?

The Holistic Admissions Institute begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 23. The Holistic Admissions Institute concludes on Wednesday, January 25.

When does registration open and close?

Holistic Admissions Institute registration will open on Tuesday, November 29, and close on Thursday, December 15, or when all spaces are filled. Space is limited and onsite registration will not be permitted.

What is the registration package?

Registration for the Holistic Admissions Institute will cost $1,195 per person for AACP institutional members and $1,395 per person for non-institutional members. This package fee for each registrant includes accommodations for three nights (these are single-occupancy rooms), onsite breakfasts, lunches Monday and Tuesday, refreshment breaks, and a welcome reception. Please note: dinner each night is on-your-own. Restaurant suggestions will be provided.

Where is the Holistic Admissions Institute being held?

All sessions will be held at Hyatt Regency Dulles, 4.5 miles from Dulles International Airport. The hotel address is 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd., Herndon, VA 20171.

The Holistic Admissions Institute’s meetings staff will make the hotel reservations for you and your team members. Each team member will get their own guest room. Due to the fact that each guest room is single-occupancy, we are unable to accommodate guests during this meeting. Hotel confirmation numbers will be sent to attendees in early September.

Guest Amenities:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all guest rooms and meeting rooms.
  • Complimentary access to 24/7 fitness room, indoor and outdoor pool.
  • Complimentary self-parking available.
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Dulles International Airport and Reston Town Center.
There is more information on the Hotel Details page.

What meals are provided as part of my registration?

For those who check in early on Sunday, January 22, lunch when you arrive and dinner throughout your stay is on-your-own and not included in your registration. Your registration package includes continental breakfasts, lunches Monday and Tuesday and refreshment breaks during the meeting beginning on Monday, January 23. You will need your name badge for hotel staff to identify that you’re with the AACP group.

Elements on Level One is available onsite for networking and team-building opportunities. Please note, however, that this is not included in your registration.

How is payment for the Holistic Admissions Institute handled?

Registration for the Holistic Admissions Institute is on a first-come, first-served basis. When we have reached the maximum number of attendees, teams will be “wait-listed.” Credit card is the only form of payment accepted. AACP accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

What if we need to add, remove or replace a team member?

If a team member needs to be added, removed or replaced, contact Karli Clark, Meetings Coordinator, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1007 by Thursday, December 15. Any team member addition or removal must adhere to the three-person team minimum and five-person team maximum requirement. Changes will not be permitted after December 15.

What is the Refund and Cancellation Policy?

Team registration: A cancellation fee of 15% of the total team registration per school will be applied if the team withdraws from the Institute before Thursday, December 15. No refunds will be given after December 15.

Team member registration: If a team member needs to be removed, a full refund will be made if the minimum requirement of a three-person team is still met. The team member must be removed before December 15. If the removal of the team member affects the minimum requirement, the team will be canceled and the team registration cancellation policy above will apply. No refunds will be made for individual team member cancellations after December 15.

To request a meeting registration refund or cancellation, please contact Janet Mudd, Staff Accountant, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1023.

What are my transportation options when I arrive?

The Hyatt Regency Dulles offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from Dulles Airport and Reston Town Center. The airport shuttle departs from the hotel every half hour from 4:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. The shuttle departs from the airport every half hour beginning at 4:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. The complimentary shuttle picks up at the lower baggage claim, curbs 2A and 2H at Dulles International Airport.

They Hyatt Regency Dulles is accessible via taxi. Taxis cost about $20 each way.

From Washington, D.C.: Take I-66 West to Exit 67, Dulles Toll Road West (Rt. 267), From the Toll Road, take Exit 10, Herndon/Chantilly, Turn Left onto Centreville Road, Go 3 traffic lights to Sunrise Valley Drive, Turn right, Go 1.5 miles and Hyatt Regency Dulles near Washington Dulles Airport is on your right.

From Dulles International Airport: Follow Exit signs out of the airport and follow the signs for Route 28 South, Once taking the exit for Route 28 South, take the next exit for Frying Pan Road, At the first light take a left onto Sunrise Valley Road, The hotel is approximately 1.5 miles down Sunrise Valley Road on your left hand side.

From Baltimore and All Points North: Take I-95 South to Exit 27, I-495 West, From I-495 take Exit 45A, Dulles Toll Road West (Rt. 267), From the Toll Road take Exit 10, Herndon/Chantilly, Turn left onto Centreville Road, Go 3 traffic lights to Sunrise Valley Drive, Turn right, Go 1.5 miles and Hyatt Regency Dulles is on your right.

Self-parking is complimentary with in-and-out privileges.

Other transportation options can be found at the Hyatt Regency Dulles web site.

What is the dress code?

Attire at the Holistic Admissions Institute is casual. Feel free to dress comfortably in khakis, jeans, polo shirts, and, most importantly, comfortable shoes. Please remember that meeting rooms can get chilly. You may want to bring clothing suitable if your team decides to go out for a nice dinner offsite.

What is the weather like in Herndon, Virginia, during the meeting dates?

The temperatures in Herndon average 42 degrees in January, with a low of 24.

Is there accessibility for persons with disabilities?

The goal of the Hyatt Regency Dulles is to meet every person’s needs. For people with disabilities, that means providing a fully accessible environment. The hotel complies with the regulations set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and assistive devices are available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Karli Clark with any special arrangements you need.

Will CE Credit be available for the Institute?

Yes, the Holistic Admissions Institute will provide 9.50 contact hours of CE credit.

Who is the best person to answer any additional questions?

Questions regarding your registration or logistics (e.g. transportation, hotel, etc.) should be directed to Karli Clark, Meetings Coordinator.

To request a meeting registration refund or cancellation, please contact Janet Mudd, Staff Accountant, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1023.

Questions regarding program content or CE Credit should be directed to John Ressler, Director of Academic Programs and Professional Development and Jennifer Adams, Senior Advisor, Student Affairs.

Last updated on: 1/17/2017 12:44 PM 

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