Online Registration

  • Online registration for Institutional Attendees is open
  • Registration for Corporate Attendees is open. Contact for more information
  • Onsite registration opens on Sunday, November 3, 2024, at 7:30 AM EST

Institutional Attendee Registration 
 Corporate Registration
  • AACRAO Members

    AACRAO roster-members can log in with their AACRAO Community credentials to register for the SEM Conference and/or SEM Institute.  Once logged in, you can register yourself and your colleagues for the SEM Conference and/or the SEM Institute.  If you are unsure of your membership status, contact

  • Non-Members

    Become an AACRAO Member.
    Join a network of 11,000 higher education professionals. 

    Not yet interested in joining AACRAO?
    Create a non-member account and proceed to complete registration for the SEM Conference and/or the SEM Institute.

    Already have a non-member account?
    Log in and complete your registration for the SEM Conference and/or the SEM Institute.

  • Non-Institutional Participants

    Registration for corporate sponsors of the 2023 SEM Conference is open.

    AACRAO will review registrations submitted through the Institutional portal and may reclassify a registration as "Corporate" if it is determined the registrant is affiliated with a company or organization that sells products or services to AACRAO membership.  Classification as a corporate attendee will dictate a higher fee.  Contact for more information about participation at AACRAO events as a corporate attendee.

Registration Information

  • General Registration Information

    Online registration is preferred for the SEM Conference. Information about paper registration can be found, below. Please take note of all posted deadlines regarding refunds and postmark requirements for paper registrations.  Payment is due at the time of registration; invoices and purchase requests are not provided for meeting or workshop registration.

    Member and Non-Member Rates
    To qualify for the institutional member rate, the registrant must be a named roster member of a member institution, an organizational member, or an individual member. If you have questions about your membership status, please contact

    Registrants affiliated with a non-institutional organization will be reclassified as a "Corporate Attendee " and will be required to pay the appropriate fees. Contact for more information about Corporate Membership and participation at AACRAO events.

    - Students wishing to attend the conference at a 50% discounted rate must complete and submit a Student Waiver Form to the Meetings department for approval before registering for the SEM Conference
    - Institutional Presenters receive a 20% discount on registration for the Full SEM Conference

    The SEM Institute (Sunday, November 5) requires an additional fee of $359.  Registration for the SEM Conference is not required to register for a pre-conference workshop. Click to read a full workshop description.

    The Holistic Admissions Workshop (Saturday, November 4) requires an additional fee of $229.  Registration for the SEM Conference is not required to register for a pre-conference workshop. Click to read a full workshop description.

    Guest Passes are available for $300 for each additional guest. Guest Pass attendees are limited to the Exhibit Hall and may not attend sessions. Professional colleagues are expected to register for the conference; access sharing is not permitted.

  • Paper Registration

    Download the paper registration form and mail or fax it to AACRAO to complete registration for the SEM Conference. Paper registrations must be received at the AACRAO Office via mail or fax by Friday, October 27, 2023. 

    • Fax completed registration form(s) to (202) 872-8857
    • Mail completed registration form(s) to:

    Attn: Meetings Dept
    1108 16th St. NW
    Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036

    Payment for Paper Registrations:
    A check or money order MUST accompany paper registration forms. Payment with credit cards will only be accepted through online registration.  Wire payment can also be accepted; contact for more information about submitting wire payment for meeting registration.

    • Funds must be in US dollars (USD).  Checks or money orders should be made payable to AACRAO (purchase orders will not be accepted)
    • Include the name of the event and the name(s) of the registrant(s) in the check Memo
    • Payments via check, money order, or wire must be received at the AACRAO Office by Friday, October 27, 2023
    • Forms received without payment will not be processed

    For accounting purposes, the AACRAO Federal Tax ID number is 52-2274900.

    Due to PCI security compliance, emailed registration forms that include credit card details will be destroyed and the form will not be processed.


  • Substitutions, Cancellations, and Refunds

    All changes, substitutions, and cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to There is no penalty if the substitute registrant is employed by the same institution as the original registrant. Membership status will be verified and additional fees will be assessed as appropriate.

    Cancellation and Refund Deadlines
    Refund requests will be considered based on the following deadlines. Refunds will be credited in the manner paid. Allow up to thirty days after the meeting to receive your refund.

    • On or Before September 29, 2023: no penalty for cancellation; refund given
    • September 30 - October 4, 2023: refund given minus a $150 administrative fee
    • After October 5, 2023: No refunds of any fees paid

    These terms and conditions apply to paper registrations received via mail or fax. If the meeting is canceled or converted to an all-virtual delivery, registrants will be notified in advance. 

  • Accommodations

    If you require accommodation for a hearing, visual, mobility, or other need to fully participate in the event, please email your requirements to

  • Sample Registrant Budget & Justification Letter

    AACRAO has created a sample budget for SEM Conference registrants to download for planning purposes.

    AACRAO has created a sample Justification Letter to share with employers in seeking support to attend the SEM Conference.