The Journal of College Admission

jca252coverNACAC's quarterly flagship publication, The Journal of College Admission, offers readers resources from thought-leaders tracking the pulse of college admission counseling; the foremost authorities on trends, data, and research; and members dedicated to ethical college admission.

Members, read the Fall 2021 issue. (Free articles below.)


Put your ad in front of more than 25,000 college admission counseling professionals. Each issue is open to the public for a limited time and is viewed thousands of times online. View the media kit and contact Jeryl Parade to reserve your space today!

To be added to our cache of writers, submit a resume along with three news-style writing samples to the editor. (The Journal doesn't typically publish unsolicited articles, but we are always looking for experts to interview!)

If you would like to be added to our list of experts or member interviews, email the editor.

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  • Better Together

    When you boil it down, public school counselors and community-based organizations focused on higher education have one common goal: to get their students to college.

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  • Finding a Place to Thrive

    Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice considerations in the college search process

  • The 8 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About College Admission

    Congratulations to the 2020 Muir Award winner, Jon Boeckenstedt, who won for his Admitting Things blog, which is widely respected and seen as a clear, compassionate voice backed up by data. With his finger on the pulse of college admission and enrollment management, his fearless writing insightfully supports our profession and the students we serve. We appreciate him contributing this column.

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  • The Worst College Counselor

    Brian Coleman, the 2019 School Counselor of the Year, has a confession to make. Think he gets excited when his students are accepted into big name schools? Think again.

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  • Guiding Marginalized Students

    The record of establishing diversity on campus is much like the history of race relations and economic opportunity in America—plenty of policy and rules and rhetoric. Piles of legal briefs. Several steps forward and a few back.

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