Counseling Professionals


 Who We Are

​NACAC welcomes the wide range of professionals bound by a commitment to educate and support students and families in the transition to higher education.  NACAC’s counseling professionals consist of school counselors and other school-based college counseling professionals, independent educational consultants, individuals who work in college access programs, TRIO-funded programs, community-based organizations and counselor educators. 
NACAC recognizes that counseling professionals have varied responsibilities, work in different settings, and serve student populations as diverse as our professional community.  As such we are dedicated to providing you with a wide range of resources to enhance your core skills and knowledge of the college admission landscape.    

 Learning Opportunities


Critical Components: Mastering the College Admission Process

Summer Academy

National Conference
Graduate Course Information
A listing of graduate courses in college counseling

NACAC offers live and on demand webinars that cover a wide range of topics.


 Connect with Colleagues

Share your insights and ideas!  NACAC provides you with extraordinary access to more than 14,000 fellow professionals so that you may raise important questions and stay informed on key trends and critical issues.  Join the conversation and increase the collective voice of your association.  Discover the many ways you may contribute and network.

A platform where professionals can connect and share information and ideas.

​Search for individual, independent counselor, institution and organization members.


​Join one of NACAC's special interest groups.

​Find out about the NACAC affiliate in your area and get involved locally.




 Professional Research



NACAC’s Career Center should be the first stop for anyone wanting to work in the college admission. Whether you're looking for a new job, or ready to take the next step in your career, we'll help you find the opportunity that's right for you. Get started now:

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 ED Tools

White House: Reach Higher & North Star 2020 Resources
President Barack Obama has a North Star goal that, by 2020, the United States will have the highest proportion of college graduates of any country in the world. First Lady Michelle Obama is championing the Reach Higher (#ReachHigher) initiative to encourage college attainment and persistence, particularly among underrepresented populations.


 Briefing Room


 Pathways Library

From the American Institutes for Research:
The Pathways to College Online Library is a searchable database of publications, research reports, websites, and other resources for researchers, education leaders, and policymakers working to improve college and career readiness.

 Issues and Action

Check out these resources​ to help your students and families navigate paying for college.


 Knowledge Center


Members can find valuable resources in the Knowledge Center. Don't know where to start? Try one of these great models and samples: