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Policy Initiatives

As the voice of the college admission counseling profession, NACAC advocates for the best interests of students and members. The foundation for NACAC's policy positions is the Code of Ethics and Professional Practices, which articulates the association’s core values, member conventions, and standards for professional conduct. The CEPP reflects NACAC's long-standing commitment to principled conduct among professionals who support students in the college transition process from secondary school to postsecondary education and in the transfer process between postsecondary institutions. 

Learn more about each of NACAC's policy priorities below.

Issues and Priorities

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  • School Counseling

    School counselors play an essential role in helping students prepare and plan for postsecondary education.

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  • Rigorous Curriculum

    In order to be prepared for postsecondary education, students need access to high-quality, rigorous curricula in high school.

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  • Need-Based Financial Aid

    NACAC supports policies that will help strengthen and expand need-based financial aid.

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  • Student Protections

    At the core of NACAC's mission is an adherence to strong professional and ethical values in the college counseling, recruitment, and admission professions.

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  • Undocumented Students

    NACAC supports policies that would help make higher education more accessible and affordable for undocumented students.

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  • Student Mobility

    Policies that support student mobility – opportunities for American students to study in foreign countries and for international students to study in the United States – are consistent with NACAC’s support of equitable access to educational opportunity.

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