PTAC Expectations

Thank you for your interest in the Pine Tree Admission Consortium’s (PTAC) spring tour.

After 25-years of successfully providing the Pine Tree Admission Counselor tour, we have found that tour participants appreciate knowing in advance what is expected of them. Therefore we have provided a “PTAC Expectations” sheet for our guests. The last page has the full agenda with dates and times for each college visit as well as receptions and the Inn at Peaks Island Lobster Bake!

I. Registration and Fees
Participation in the Tour is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. There is a limited amount of space on this tour (25 spots) available. As such, there is a priority deposit deadline of December 1st. You must register online and then submit your $100 deposit and/or $350 single room fee. Click here:

If you have been selected and submitted your deposit/ single room fee but are unable to participate in the tour, please notify Tour organizers as early as possible. Historically, there has been a waiting list to attend this tour. No refunds will be issued for withdrawal from the Tour after March 1st.

II. Arrival and Departure
Tour participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the Portland Regency hotel. We do not cover this expense. For air-travel, we suggest the Portland International Jetport. For land-travel, we suggest Concord Coach Lines or the Amtrak Downeaster.

Accomodations will at Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown in Portland, Maine.
Check-in on Sunday, April 26th no later than 3:00PM.
Check-out on Thursday, April 30th by 3:30pm.

III. Full Participation
Full participation is expected and includes the registration, tours, receptions and dinner at Peaks. You must ride the bus to and from all campus visits; stay at the Portland Regency Hotel and keep and open mind. If you have special dietary needs, please list them on your registration form.

Members of the Pine Tree Admission Consortium put a great deal of effort into organizing your visit to their campus. We ask that you help us keep to our schedule by being on time for the bus departures. This is especially important first thing in the morning.

IV. Campus Tours/ Visits
You will be given each school’s promotional materials and a booklet with fact sheets at Orientation. The PTAC schools have agreed not to distribute other literature to you during the tour and to limit handouts to agendas, campus maps, and rosters of your students in attendance. Following the Tour, each college is free to send you additional publications.

V. Spring 2020 Tour Schedule

PTAC Counselor Tour 2020
April 26th—April 30th

Sunday, April 26
2:30pm—3:30pm Registration and check in at the Hilton Garden Inn–Downtown
3:30pm—4:00pm Brief Tour overview and depart for Maine College of Art
4:00pm—5:30pm Maine College of Art
5:30pm—7:00pm Dinner at Maine College of Art

Monday, April 27
7:00am—7:00am Breakfast at the Hotel
7:30am Depart
9:30am—12:30pm University of Maine at Farmington
3:00pm—7:00pm University of Maine
9:30pm—10:00 pm Return to Hotel

Tuesday, April 28
7:30am—8:00am Coffee available at Hotel
8:00am Depart
9:30am—12:00pm Bridgton Academy
1:00pm—4:00pm Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
4:45 pm Return to Hotel—Enjoy the evening in Portland

Wednesday, April 29
7:30am—8:00am Coffee available at Hotel
8:15am Depart
9:00am—12:00pm University of New England
12:45pm—3:15pm Southern Maine Community College
3:45pm Return to the Hotel
TBA Depart for the Lobster Bake

Thursday, April 30
7:00am—7:30am Coffee available at Hotel
7:30am Depart
8:00am—12:00pm University of Southern Maine
12:00pm Return to the Hotel
12:30 pm Check out and Conclusion of the 2020 PTAC Tour

If you have questions, please email


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