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The First Full Decade: 1940-49

Throughout the 1940s the association continued to grow, despite the challenges WWII posed to colleges and the nation. A first constitution for The Association of College Admission Counselors (ACAC) was adopted in March 1942. Much effort was devoted to the development of a “guidance handbook” containing accurate information on member colleges. This became an annual publication and was distributed to high schools throughout the Midwest. In the summer of 1944 members convened for a two-day “camp college” that, by 1947, grew into the first full association conference. Eight representative state secretaries were first approved in 1947. Read more.

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