The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 26,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC provides its members with a wide variety of resources, from professional development opportunities, leadership opportunities, professional certificate programs, valuable and timely research, continuing education, eLearning, to advice for students beginning and performing their college search, and much more.

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NACAC has 23 chartered, affiliate associations that work to respond to the professional needs of their members and to be part of the delivery system for NACAC programs and services at the local level.

The national association and the affiliates are linked by joint programs and governance operations. The presidents and presidents-elect of affiliates serve on the NACAC Affiliates’ President Council – a forum to facilitate communication between NACAC and the affiliates and among the affiliates.

Eligible institutions/organizations can be members of NACAC and/or their affiliate associations.