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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A New Ethical Compass

In his latest column, NACAC President Todd Rinehart discusses the association's change from a code to a guide for determining standards of ethical professional behavior. "We no longer have a mandatory rulebook that is monitored and enforced. What we do have is a compass... the Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission." He goes on to note the challenge of determining true north starts with the question, "Is this good for students?".

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Is it Time to Rethink Standardized Testing in College Admission?

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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Non-NACAC Publication Excerpt Policy

The NACAC Journal of College Admission welcomes excerpts from works revolving around college admission counseling.

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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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