NACAC Cooperating with DOJ Inquiry

Media Contact:
Shanda Ivory
Director of Communications

Arlington, VA (Jan. 10, 2018) — In late November, NACAC learned that the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has begun an inquiry into our SPGP: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. At present, we know little about the scope and intent of the inquiry, but we are cooperating fully to provide all requested documents. We have also learned that members of the former Steering Committee on Admission Practices have requests from the DOJ to provide some records.

“We are cooperating with the Justice Department and remain confident in the values that underpin SPGP: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice and its mission to serve students and our fellow professionals,” said NACAC CEO Joyce Smith. “We will keep members informed as the inquiry progresses in the coming months.”


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the association's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

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