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NACAC is dedicated to undertaking rigorous, unbiased research exploring issues of concern to college-bound students, their parents and the educators who serve them.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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How Can High School Counseling Shape Students' Postsecondary Attendance?

Among the first to demonstrate that school counselors have a positive impact on student outcomes that is both quantifiable and statistically significant, this study provides a powerful tool for counselor advocacy efforts.

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Media Advisory: 4 Ways to Cover National College Decision Day

National College Decision Day is fast approaching for hundreds of thousands of college-bound high school seniors. May 1 — also called National Candidates Reply Date — is the deadline for students to accept an offer of admission and make a tuition deposit at many institutions. As students across the globe weigh their college choices, here are four ways to cover this key juncture in the admission process.

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2015 State of College Admission: Data Visualizations

Explore NACAC and US Department of Education admission and school counseling data.

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2015 State of College Admission: PowerPoint Presentations

Two PowerPoint presentations highlighting key data from the 2015 State of College Admission

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NACAC research illuminates complex elements of college admission counseling and comprise a unique body of knowledge in the field.

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