Critical Components: Mastering the College Admission Process

May 23 - 26, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA

What is Critical Components?
Critical Components is an interactive conference designed for the ever-evolving terrain of college admission counseling. Leaders in the field equip participants with innovative and relevant content which fosters solutions for the challenges faced by students and families. The goals of this conference are to articulate and prepare professionals for forthcoming issues that will impact their school, as well as the field. 

Audience: This conference is tailored for secondary school counselors, independent educational consultants, community based organizations, graduate students and pre-service counselors.

Check out the 2016 Schedule to start planning your trip today!

Registration​ and housing will open in January 2016.

Call for Proposals (CFP)
The Call for Proposals (CFP) for Critical Components will open on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Take a look at the professional development content strands as you make your submissions.

Learn More
Interested in receiving updates about programs for counseling professionals? Send a message to Kelly Ferrante  
and sign up for our 2016 mailing list​.  You can also follow the Education and Training Department on twitter (@NACACedu​) for live conference and program updates.

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!