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National Standing and Special Committees

National standing committees, special advisory committees, and commissions are an important part of NACAC’s leadership structure, vital to its success. Our dedicated members lend their expertise to the issues, programs, and governance that keep the association current and strategic in serving its members, the profession, and students.

Each of the 11 standing committees typically include seven NACAC voting members who are selected and approved by the Board of Directors to serve a three-year term. Committee chairs serve a two-year term.

Special advisory committees and commissions, by contrast, are convened to address a specific task within a defined timeline.

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  • Admission Practices

    This committee reviews and recommends amendments to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP) and related documents to the Assembly. The committee promotes these standards and monitor compliance.

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  • Communications

    Providing guidance on a broad range of communications activities to engage members, the counseling and admission profession, and the general public.

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  • Current Trends and Future Issues

    Annually reviews trends in counseling, college admission and enrollment management and provide guidance and support in developing appropriate and timely programs to address these issues.

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  • Finance

    Reviewing financial and budgetary policies and issues, and the annual budget.

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  • Governance and Nominating

    Overseeing the governance process to ensure that all governing documents of the National Association and its affiliates comply with the NACAC Bylaws.

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  • Government Relations

    Providing guidance and support for advocacy efforts on federal and state policy issues pertaining to college admission counseling.

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  • Inclusion, Access, and Success

    Advancing the association’s commitment to inclusion for underserved students and the educational professionals who guide them.

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  • International Initiatives

    Guiding the development of programs, services, research and publications for NACAC members to promote and support professional practice in helping students transition to postsecondary education outside of the U.S.

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  • Member Relations

    Providing guidance and support regarding member relations, membership growth, and retention.

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  • National College Fairs

    Reviewing guidelines and operations for college fairs.

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  • Professional Development

    Supporting for the development of professional education and training opportunities for college admission professionals.

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Advisory Committees

Steering Committee On Admission Practices

Examining broad issues and questions related to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP), the Education, Monitoring Procedures and Penalties and related documents.

Ad Hoc Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Programming

Provides the NACAC NCF staff with recommendations on conducting programming activities with strong programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Supports efforts to protect the rights and interests of student-athletes in their transition to college and to educate students, parents, admissions professionals, college counselors, and others about the needs of student-athletes in the college admission process.