Professional Standards

​​​​​NACAC works to protect students’ rights in the transition to postsecondary education, through monitoring and enforcing ethical standards and practices.

Commissioned Agents and NACAC's Code of Ethics Series

This series aims to guide NACAC members in the responsible use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment.

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2020 Vision: A Time to Double Down on Students

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, NACAC President Jayne Caflin Fonash encourages college admission counselors and professionals to double down on one objective above all others: to help students and families navigate this continuously shifting terrain and make decisions about enrollment for this coming fall, and the years immediately ahead.

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A Note from the President: Setting the Stage for a New Normal

NACAC President Jayne Caflin Fonash discusses the Board of Directors approval of a motion to recast the CEPP from a mandatory code to a statement of best practices.

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NACAC Comments on Antitrust Complaint and Proposed Consent Decree Filed by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice

Today the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint and proposed consent decree alleging that three provisions of the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC's) Code of Ethics and Professional Practices violated Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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  • Research & Reports

    NACAC is dedicated to undertaking rigorous, unbiased research exploring issues of concern to college-bound students, their parents and the educators who serve them.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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  • Policy Initiatives

    Outreach efforts aimed at improving access and opportunity.

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Marginalized Populations

Counseling professionals can encounter unique challenges when working with certain student populations. Explore resources and learn more about working with these student groups.

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