Individual Membership

Professionals on both sides of the desk receive the full array of NACAC benefits as individual members. Independent educational consultants, professionals at community-based organizations, and retired professionals are also eligible for this membership category. Individual members are able to take advantage of all NACAC benefits.

Postsecondary Individual Memberships – $235

Postsecondary members are professionals employed by colleges/universities whose primary work includes assisting students as they transition from secondary to postsecondary or between postsecondary institutions. These individuals must be employed by accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Those who fall within this category are able to join NACAC though an institutional membership whereby multiple staff members employed by the same college/university can benefit from membership or can opt for an individual membership that supports just one person.

A NACAC membership unlocks best in class opportunities and resources for community engagement and professional development. Joining this professional association demonstrates a commitment to advocacy, ethics, and best practices in the field of college admission counseling. A NACAC membership also adds value through a host of member-only savings on conferences, professional development opportunities, publications, recruitment events, and networking opportunities. There are countless reasons for admission counseling professionals to join NACAC. Here are just a few:

  • Award winning publications delivered directly to your inbox, featuring thought leadership and tips and tricks to best leverage your recruitment efforts and enrollment management practices
  • Discounted access to a range of educational opportunities, including professional certificates such as Data Informed Territory Management
  • Full access to NACAC‚Äôs live webinars and webinar library, which includes timely topics ranging from Building an Effective Data Culture to The Single Best Way to Improve Yield After Campus Tours
  • Significant savings on recruitment events including NACAC‚Äôs National College Fair program
  • Opportunity to engage with Special Interest Groups, micro communities providing an opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking. SIGs include Women in Admission SIG, Emerging Admission Professional SIG, and Regional Admission Counselor SIG
  • Discounts on NACAC events and meetings including Guiding the Way to Inclusion and NACAC‚Äôs annual conference
  • Eligibility to have your university featured in NACAC‚Äôs annual College Openings Update, which drives student interest to universities that review students for admission after the typical admission deadlines

*This membership is eligible to participate in annual and special member votes and eligible for Board and committee service.

Secondary Individual Memberships – $235

Secondary members are professionals employed by a school whose primary work includes assisting students as they transition from secondary to postsecondary education. Those who fall within this category are able to join NACAC through an institutional membership whereby multiple staff members employed by the same school can benefit from membership or can opt for an individual membership that supports just one person.

A NACAC membership unlocks best in class opportunities and resources for community engagement and professional development. Joining this professional association demonstrates a commitment to advocacy, ethics, and best practices in the field of college admission counseling. A NACAC membership also adds value through a host of member-only savings on conferences, professional development opportunities, publications, recruitment events, and networking opportunities. There are countless reasons for high school counselors to join NACAC. Here are just a few:

  • Award winning publications delivered directly to your inbox, featuring thought leadership and tips and tricks to best serve your students
  • Discounted access to a range of educational opportunities, including eLearning courses such as Financial Aid 101
  • Continuing education credit eligibility for the majority of NACAC professional development programming
  • Full access to NACAC‚Äôs live webinars and webinar library, which includes timely topics ranging from recommendation letter best practices to supporting students in transition
  • Clear insights through NACAC‚Äôs partnership with the College Guidance Network, providing thoughtful advice for counselors, students and families
  • Discounts on NACAC events and meetings including Guiding the Way to Inclusion and NACAC‚Äôs annual conference
  • Opportunity to engage with Special Interest Groups, micro communities providing an opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking. SIGs include Public School Counselor SIG, Public Charter School SIG and Private School Counselor SIG, among many others!

*This membership is eligible to participate in annual and special member votes and eligible for Board and committee service.

Community-Based Organization (CBO) Individual Memberships – $235

Community Based Organization (CBO) and College Access Organization members are professionals employed by a CBO or College Access organization that provides counseling, admission, or financial aid services to students at the state or local level. Those who fall within this category are able to join NACAC though an institutional membership whereby multiple staff members employed by the same organization can benefit from membership or can opt for an individual membership that supports just one person.

A NACAC membership unlocks best in class opportunities and resources for community engagement and professional development. Joining this professional association demonstrates a commitment to advocacy, ethics, and best practices in the field of college admission counseling. A NACAC membership also adds value through a host of member-only savings on conferences, professional development opportunities, publications, recruitment events, and networking opportunities. There are countless reasons for CBO professionals to join NACAC. Here are just a few:

  • Award winning publications delivered directly to your inbox, featuring thought leadership and tips and tricks to best serve your students
  • Discounted access to a range of educational opportunities, including eLearning courses such as Financial Aid 101
  • Full access to NACAC‚Äôs live webinars and webinar library, which includes timely topics ranging from What to Know about Federal Student Aid to College Admission Cases Before the Supreme Court
  • Opportunity to engage with Special Interest Groups, micro communities providing an opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking including the CBO SIG and a range of affinity-oriented SIGs
  • Invaluable access to resources to leverage your work, some of which can be shared with your students and their families including the Guide to the College Admission Process, the Step by Step College Awareness and Planning curriculum and Paying for College Knowledge Center
  • Discounts on NACAC events and meetings including Guiding the Way to Inclusion and NACAC‚Äôs annual conference

*This membership is eligible to participate in annual and special member votes and eligible for Board and committee service.

University System Administrator Individual Memberships – $235

University System Administrator and School District Administrator members are professionals employed by university systems or school districts. These professionals typically work with more than one school, college or university at the administrative level and are able to join NACAC under an individual membership that supports one professional.

There are myriad reasons to join NACAC as a University System Administrator or School District Administrator. Here are just a few:

  • Award winning publications delivered directly to your inbox, featuring thought leadership and tips and tricks to best serve your students
  • Discounted access to a range of educational opportunities, including eLearning courses such as Financial Aid 101
  • Full access to NACAC‚Äôs live webinars and webinar library, which includes timely topics ranging from What to Know about Federal Student Aid to College Admission Cases Before the Supreme Court
  • Invaluable access to resources to leverage your work and understand the landscape impacting the institutions and professionals you serve
  • Discounts on NACAC events and meetings including Guiding the Way to Inclusion and NACAC‚Äôs annual conference

*This membership is eligible to participate in annual and special member votes and eligible for Board and committee service.

School District Administrator Individual Memberships – $235

University System Administrator and School District Administrator members are professionals employed by university systems or school districts. These professionals typically work with more than one school, college or university at the administrative level and are able to join NACAC under an individual membership that supports one professional.

There are myriad reasons to join NACAC as a University System Administrator or School District Administrator. Here are just a few:

  • Award winning publications delivered directly to your inbox, featuring thought leadership and tips and tricks to best serve your students
  • Discounted access to a range of educational opportunities, including eLearning courses such as Financial Aid 101
  • Full access to NACAC‚Äôs live webinars and webinar library, which includes timely topics ranging from What to Know about Federal Student Aid to College Admission Cases Before the Supreme Court
  • Invaluable access to resources to leverage your work and understand the landscape impacting the institutions and professionals you serve
  • Discounts on NACAC events and meetings including Guiding the Way to Inclusion and NACAC‚Äôs annual conference

*This membership is eligible to participate in annual and special member votes and eligible for Board and committee service.

Independent Educational Consultant Individual Memberships – $235

Independent Educational Consultant (IEC) members are professionals that provide college admission counseling or financial aid services to students on a fee-for-service basis. Those who fall within this category are able to join NACAC though an individual membership. Those who work at an Independent Educational Consultant organization that employs multiple counselors may want to consider NACAC’s corporate membership, which can provide benefits to multiple professionals under one membership.

A NACAC membership unlocks best in class opportunities and resources for community engagement and professional development. Joining this professional association demonstrates a commitment to advocacy, ethics, and best practices in the field of college admission counseling. A NACAC membership also adds value through a host of member-only savings on conferences, professional development opportunities, publications, recruitment events, and networking opportunities. There are countless reasons for IEC’s to join NACAC. Here are just a few:

  • Award winning publications delivered directly to your inbox, featuring thought leadership and tips and tricks to best serve your students
  • Discounted access to a range of educational opportunities, including eLearning courses such as Counselor‚Äôs Guide to Student Athlete-Advising
  • Full access to NACAC‚Äôs live webinars and webinar library, which includes timely topics ranging from personal statement development tips to supporting students in transition
  • Clear insights through NACAC‚Äôs partnership with the College Guidance Network, providing thoughtful advice for counselors, students and families
  • Discounts on NACAC events and meetings including Guiding the Way to Inclusion and NACAC‚Äôs annual conference
  • Opportunity to engage with Special Interest Groups, micro communities providing an opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking. SIGs include the Independent Educational Consultant SIG and a variety of affinity-oriented groups.

*This membership is eligible to participate in annual and special member votes and eligible for Board and committee service.

Retired Individual Memberships – $125

Retired members are individuals who were once employed in admission, counseling, or financial aid but are currently enjoying retirement. NACAC is delighted that so many individuals choose to continue their involvement with NACAC and remain connected to the field by taking advantage of a retired membership! We offer an individual membership that supports just one person for retired memberships.

There are myriad reasons to join NACAC as a retired member. We recognize that you may have had a range of professional experiences within college admissions counseling, but here are just a few reasons to join:

  • Award winning publications delivered directly to your inbox, featuring thought leadership and up-to-date reporting on the issues facing higher education and college admission counseling
  • Discounts on NACAC events and meetings including Guiding the Way to Inclusion and NACAC‚Äôs annual conference
  • Access to NACAC‚Äôs lively member exchanges, where you can sharpen your skills and keep in touch with your colleagues
  • Opportunity to engage with Special Interest Groups, micro communities providing an opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking. SIGs include the Active Retired SIG and a variety of affinity-oriented groups.
  • Discounted access to a range of educational opportunities, including eLearning courses such as Financial Aid 101
  • Full access to NACAC‚Äôs live webinars and webinar library, which includes timely topics ranging from recommendation letter best practices to college admission cases before the supreme court

*This membership is eligible to participate in annual and special member votes and eligible for Board and committee service.