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The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has guided the evolution of college admission counseling into a recognized profession since its founding 80 years ago. Beginning in 1937 as a small gathering of representatives of Midwestern colleges and universities, NACAC membership today represents the diverse range of professionals in secondary and postsecondary institutions who work with students transitioning to and between colleges, as well as other professionals who support NACAC’s mission and purpose.

More than 15,000 individuals, institutions, and organizations are now NACAC members. In addition, 23 affiliate organizations—state, regional, and international—serve admission counseling professionals throughout the United States and the world. Over our history, the association has defined and promoted the highest ethical practices and professional standards, and, today, is the premiere organization for professional admission counseling training and networking.

Throughout NACAC’s history, the association has worked toward increasing diversity and social justice through our efforts to provide a path to success through educational opportunities. Similarly, our legislative advocacy has had an impact on educational policy at both the national and state levels.

80 Years Serving the Profession

Explore highlights from NACAC's history.

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Leaders

List of NACAC Presidents

A listing of members who have served NACAC as president.

List of NACAC Executive Directors

A listing of individuals who have served as Executive Director to the association.