Membership Overview

Connect with colleagues, bolster your recruitment efforts, and engage in a professional community dedicated to service and the highest ethical standards.

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Membership Benefits

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Value of NACAC Membership

NACAC represents a broad collection of enrollment management, admission, and counseling professionals who together support students seeking higher education. Learn more about becoming a member today!

Career Center

Are you looking for a new job or looking to hire? NACAC’s career center should be your first stop. Search by institution, organization, city, state, or job title.

Special Interest Groups

It's easy to get involved with one of NACAC's Special Interest Groups. Active Special Interest Groups address member issues and concerns surrounding such topics as Community College issues, GLBTQ students and allies, African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander and Latino/Hispanic issues and private and public school counseling concerns.

Membership Categories

Choose an individual member type that best fits your professional involvement. Student, Retire individuals, Non-Affiliated Professionals and more. Learn more
Independent educational consultants or counselors who are self-employed or employed by a company providing counseling, admission, or financial aid services to students and/or their parents. Learn more
For primary, secondary schools, and colleges or universities located in the United States. All institutions must be degree granting, accredited and not-for-profit. Learn more
For profit or non-profit organizations that provide products or services to counseling, admission or financial aid professionals or students. Learn more
For primary, secondary schools, and colleges or universities located outside the United States. All institutions must be degree granting, accredited and not-for-profit. Choose an International Educational Institutional membership category that best fits your professional environment. Learn More
Member Spotlight

Senior Associate Director Undergraduate Admissions, Oklahoma State University

Karen Chen

The personal connections made through NACAC have made this career rewarding. It is easy to get in the minutiae of your own institution, but NACAC provides opportunities to truly engage and learn from others. The personal friendships created from this profession have helped shape who I am today. I am truly fortunate to know so many intelligent, amazing, and dedicated individuals in this profession. Their abilities and talents have had a profound impact on me.

Member Spotlight

Assistant Director of College Counseling, Bishop McNamara High School (MD)

Jennifer Rubacky Auchmoody

NACAC allows me to be a student of our profession. When I first began formal college counseling, I turned to NACAC to help me to get started. I used the tools and resources available to members to help me learn what I did not know about the application process. I now use NACAC to stay up-to-date on the latest college news and trends.


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In their own words

The ever-changing landscape of careers and interests is difficult to keep up with. NACAC brings many factions together and helps engage many professions so they can work toward mutual goals.

William Hughen

District Director of School Counseling, Hudson School District (NH)

NACAC has always played a big role in my career by providing a framework for professionalism and allowing me to get to know and learn from others in similar roles. The resources made available by NACAC are invaluable to the professionals on both sides of the desk and add legitimacy to the profession.

Hege Ferguson

Director of Admissions, Florida State University

Much of my professionalism and knowledge that I have in this industry can be traced back to my involvement and membership in NACAC. Despite having a few years under my belt, I still learn a lot at every conference, draw from the extensive Rolodex of its membership, and look for every opportunity to give back.

Wilson Lee

HS College & Guidance Counselor, Yongsan International School of Seoul (Korea)

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