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NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices

NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP) 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 2019: Assembly

NACAC's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP) - September 2019

At its 2019 National Conference in Louisville, the NACAC Assembly voted to remove three provisions from the association’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP) that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) believes inhibit, to some extent, competition among colleges for students. The three provisions address offering exclusive incentives for Early Decision, recruiting first-year undergraduates who have committed elsewhere, and recruiting transfer students.

NACAC is currently under a moratorium of enforcing the CEPP, based on the DOJ inquiry. As this is still an active legal matter, and to honor the spirit of NACAC’s cooperation during the moratorium, NACAC’s legal counsel has recommended that the national Admission Practices Committee (and all affiliate Admission Practices Committees) not follow up on complaints for alleged violations of the CEPP.

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