WACAC’s Admission Practices Committee is guided by NACAC’s Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission (“the Guide”), which reflects the association’s long-standing commitment to principled conduct among professionals who support students in the college transition process from secondary school to postsecondary education and in the transfer process between postsecondary institutions.
Revised and approved by the 2020 Assembly
- NACAC’s Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission – September 2020
This new document reflects changes to the spirit of the Admission Practices role in the wake of the DOJ lawsuit. The NACAC board believed that a new best practices document focusing on NACAC’s long standing core values could support a vigorous educational effort to guide the profession and strengthen NACAC’s role as the trusted source in college admission.
In recasting the former CEPP as a best practices document, NACAC’s board sought to recognize our mission to serve students, families, and the profession and to honor our fiduciary responsibility. The best practices approach was endorsed by the Affiliate Presidents Council and was recommended by the Admission Practices (AP) Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership in College Admission.
At its March 2020 meeting, the board also authorized the AP Committee to begin drafting the best practices version of the CEPP. In response, the committee drafted the new Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission, which was delivered to the board for their approval at their June 2020 meeting. This draft was then reviewed and commented on by the Affiliate Presidents Council, other association leaders, and the entire membership before ultimately being presented to the assembly delegates for their approval.
With these changes, WACAC’s AP committee has moved from a role of monitoring and compliance to one of education and advocacy. To that end, the AP committee seeks to grow in order to incorporate a diverse set of voices that can help share these exciting resources at conferences and staff trainings and share ideas as to how this document can best serve our profession.