The Founding Years: 1937-39

Many professional definitions and benchmarks were established by NACAC’s founders in the early years: distinctions between scholarships and financial aid were defined; a member code of ethics was adopted; the issue of equity in college admission was raised; it was first suggested that application fees be charged; parameters for College Days and high school visitations were set; and a national presence was deemed essential through regional accrediting agencies and the media. Read more.

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