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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
There are 23 regional affiliates of NACAC and they operate in a similar fashion and on a smaller scale.
|Dakota ACAC||DACAC||ND, SD|
|Greater Plains ACAC||GPACAC||KS, NE, OK|
|International ACAC||Intl ACAC||Outside the US and Caribbean|
|New England ACAC||NEACAC||CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT|
|New Jersey ACAC||NJACAC||NJ|
|New York State ACAC||NYSACAC||NY|
|Pacific Northwest ACAC||PNACAC||AK, ID, MT, OR, WA|
|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|
|Western ACAC||WACAC||CA, NV|