Individual Professional Membership

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Who is eligible for membership under this category? 


An individual who is a faculty member in counseling or higher education administration.


Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in college counseling. 

NACAC Affiliate Staff

An individual employed by NACAC affiliate.

Non-Affiliated Professionals

An individual formally eligible for voting membership who is temporarily not employed by a voting-eligible member institution. 


Retired Professionals

Individuals who were actively engaged in college counseling services and are no longer employed full-time. To be eligible for this category, your last full-time professional experience must have been eligible for NACAC voting membership.


University System Administrator

(Individual Membership Option Only)

Individuals employed by a public university system that oversees admission and enrollment management activities and is not based at a specific institution.

School District Administrator 

(Individual Membership Option Only)

Individuals employed by a school district that oversees counseling and is not based at a specific school.



(Individual Associate membership provides access to all NACAC’s digital resources. Associate membership does not include voting privileges or member discounts to NACAC programs and events. Professionals at both the secondary and postsecondary levels will be eligible for this category, as will students, nonaffiliated professionals, affiliate staff, and university system and school district staff.)

Please note:

  • Institutional memberships are not available for school districts, only the secondary schools within the district. If you are employed by the school district and do not work for a specific secondary school, you may join as an individual or associate school district member



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