The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).
A member-directed organization, NACAC is governed by its voting members; an Assembly of delegates elected by voting members in NACAC’s state and regional affiliates; and an elected Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for NACAC. Additionally, 10 standing committees, ad hoc committees, and an Affiliate Presidents Council lend their expertise and experience to the issues, programs and governance that keep the association vibrant in its service to members, the profession, and students.
NACAC’s award-winning publications and other media resources, professional development programs and practical research efforts have all been designed to give counseling and admission professionals the tools they need to improve the counseling services they provide to students.
Signature events include:
- Fall and Spring National College Fairs for prospective students
- Fall Visual and Performing Arts Fairs for prospective students
Key professional development opportunities include:
- Annual National Conference
- Summer Academy webinar series
- Guiding the Way to Inclusion workshop exploring issues of campus diversity and multicultural recruitment
Helpful online offerings include:
- The NACAC Exchange listserve for sharing ideas and information
- Admitted, the official blog of NACAC
- NACAC Knowledge Center with tips and information for counseling and admission professionals
Other resources include:
- NACAC research reports such as the annual State of College Admission report
- The quarterly digital and print Journal of College Admission
- Bulletin e-newsletters
The 23 NACAC affiliate organizations “share a common mission to serve and support the needs of the admission counseling professionals and the students they serve.”