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The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 25,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.


NACAC has served the profession for 80+ years.

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Meet the 2021-2022 NACAC Board of Directors

NACAC represents a broad collection of enrollment management, admission, and counseling professionals who together support students seeking higher education. Learn More
View a list of NACAC's presidents of record. Learn More
NACAC’s Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission 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. Learn More
As the voice of the college admission counseling profession, NACAC advocates at the federal and state level for the interests of students and professionals in the college transition. View Our Letters


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Strengthening the Profession

NACAC is a group of professionals who care about the essential questions of our shared mission. Basically, we want to know why we’re doing what we do and how are we going to reach our goals in a way that makes us proud.

Jeff Knox

Educational Counselor, PrepMatters (MD)

As professionals in a quick-evolving world, we are often burdened with trying to come up with new and innovative ideas. The nice thing is that we do not have to do this on our own. We have peers in the profession all over the world who are doing great things and sharing information.

Nakia Letang

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission, Fairfield University (CT)

The ability to interact with so many wonderfully gifted and intelligent educators at the secondary and postsecondary levels adds to my knowledge base and what we can offer students and families at our school.

Bill Pepin

Director of Guidance, North Smithfield High School (RI)