National Association for College Admission Counseling

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The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students transitioning from secondary to postsecondary education. It includes professional school counselors, college access counselors, admission and financial aid officers, and others.[1]

A member-directed organization, NACAC is governed by its voting members; an Assembly of delegates elected by voting members in NACAC's state and regional affiliates and by an elected Board of Directors.[2]

NACAC holds several annual professional development events, including a national conference, and runs the National College Fairs program and Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs program which directly connect high school students with a wide variety of postsecondary institutions.

College fairsEdit

NACAC’s National College Fair program provides the opportunity for students to meet college and university admission representatives to discuss courses, admission requirements, financial aid, and student life.[3] Each year, more than 675,000 high school students and parents attend National College Fairs and NACAC’s Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs. The fairs are held throughout the country in both the spring and fall and are free and open to the public.

Regional affiliatesEdit

There are 23 regional affiliates of NACAC and they operate in a similar fashion and on a smaller scale.

Name Abbreviation Region
Dakota ACAC DACAC ND, SD
Greater Plains ACAC GPACAC KS, NE, OK
Hawaii ACAC HACAC HI
Illinois ACAC IACAC IL
Indiana ACAC IACAC IN
International ACAC Intl ACAC Outside the US and Caribbean
Iowa ACAC IACAC IA
Kentucky ACAC KYACAC KY
Michigan ACAC MACAC MI
Minnesota ACAC MACAC MN
New England ACAC NEACAC CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
New Jersey ACAC NJACAC NJ
New York State ACAC NYSACAC NY
Ohio ACAC OACAC OH
Pacific Northwest ACAC PNACAC AK, ID, MT, OR, WA
Pennsylvania ACAC PACAC PA
Potomac and Chesapeake ACAC PCACAC DE, DC, MD, VA, WV
Rocky Mountains ACAC RMACAC AZ, CO, NM, UT, WY
Southern ACAC SACAC AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, Caribbean Islands
Texas ACAC TACAC TX
Western ACAC WACAC CA, NV
Wisconsin ACAC WACAC WI

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP)".
  2. ^ "NACAC Board".
  3. ^ http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/students-parents/Pages/default.aspx

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