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2021 NACAC National Conference

"Leading Change" is the theme for the 2021 NACAC National Conference, Sept. 23-25. Attend in-person in Seattle or virtually. Register today!

Pulse on College Admission

Find out what hundreds of colleges and universities have decided about in-person or virtual plans for fall and the upcoming college application season.

Professional Certificate: International University Advocate

Register for this new online course for counselors on how to advise students applying to colleges outside their home country. A great way to round out your expertise!

College Openings Update

This popular resource provides counselors and families with an up-to-date list of colleges and universities that are still accepting applications for Fall 2021.


New and Notable

Keynote Speaker Announced for GWI 2021

Zaniya Lewis will be the opening keynote speaker at the virtual Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) conference on July 27-29. Come hear this remarkable young person and learn how her advocacy is breaking barriers, already resulting in a bill to prevent scholarship award displacement at all New Jersey public universities.

About Zaniya

Board Elections: Nominee Roundtable on July 15

Meet your nominees for the NACAC Board of Directors at a virtual, moderated discussion on July 15 from 2-3 p.m. ET. NACAC members will have a chance to hear the nominees address pre-submitted discussion points and answer audience questions during a live Q&A.

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NACAC Virtual College Fairs: Student Registration Now Open

Students can get an early start on college planning by signing up to attend free NACAC Virtual College Fairs. The eight fairs happening this fall offer students the chance to interact with hundreds of institutions as they pursue their college dreams.

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2021 Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI)

Explore campus diversity, multicultural recruitment, and more.

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2021 NACAC National Conference

Get ready for the most anticipated college admission event of the year!

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Announcing the Results of the Special Member Vote

In his latest column, NACAC President Todd Rinehart announced the results of the Special Member Vote. By a more than two-thirds majority, the amendments were approved, making it possible for all eligible NACAC members to take part in the election of board directors and officers in Fall 2021 and in the years to come.

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Member Stories

NACAC has provided me with a network of support with professionals that encounter and overcome many of the same challenges I deal with every day. Having access to these mentors and leaders makes me feel more motivated about the work we do in admission and navigating these challenges is essential for staying in the field and achieving professional growth.

Miguel Alvarez

Associate Director of Admission at Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

NACAC has allowed me to create professional relationships with colleagues across the world and I know that I can pick up the phone and call any NACAC member to help me in guiding a student properly or to simply listen when things can feel unfair in the college admission process. I am so grateful for the continued conversations on hard topics that affect our students.

Sonali Perera Bridges

Independent Educational Consultant, Bridges Educational Consulting (CA)

NACAC has provided me the opportunity to connect with leaders in our field, to establish relationships, and to acquire knowledge that has allowed me to grow professionally. For me, NACAC is a trusted resource that provides valuable information at every level of your career, a professional roadmap of sorts.

Vishon Luck

Director of Recruitment, Virginia Commonwealth University