NACAC recently filed an amicus brief in the Harvard and UNC Supreme Court cases on race-conscious admissions practices. In a message from NACAC CEO Angel Perez, he states:

“In filing an amicus brief alongside the College Board, ACT, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), we present a powerful message of unified concern for the future of holistic admission practices. This also aligns with our transformed approach to advocacy—one that shifts resources toward influencing high-impact policies.

Our filing with the court stresses the importance of continuing to allow admission professionals to fully consider all factors regarding applicants’ accomplishments, aspirations, and promise—including when race has affected their self-identity and experience.

Our country’s higher education institutions have long recognized and cultivated the educational benefits of diversity, and the court’s decision to hear these cases threatens to impede admission officers from doing everything they can to admit diverse classes of students.”

Click here to read the full brief, and here to learn more about NACAC’s resources explaining this decision.