NACAC President Comments on Justice Department Inquiry into Information Sharing Practices Related to Early Decision Programs

Media Contact:
Shanda Ivory
Director of Communications

Arlington, VA (April 9, 2018) — NACAC President David Burge today sent the following message to the association’s members:

"We have learned from NACAC members that the Justice Department appears to be reviewing the Early Decision admission practices of some colleges and universities. According to media reports, the department is examining some schools that may have shared lists of students accepted under such programs. NACAC has no additional information about what the government might be seeking or why. However, because this issue may affect some of our members, we are monitoring the situation closely.

"We have no reason to believe that this new inquiry is connected to the Justice Department’s recent requests for information about our Statement of Principles of Good Practice: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices. We continue to cooperate fully with that inquiry even as we remain confident in the values that underpin the code and its mission to serve students and our fellow professionals."



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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