The National Association for College Admission Counseling
(NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 11,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students transitioning from secondary
to postsecondary education
, including guidance counselors, admission and financial aid
officers, and others. NACAC states that it is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in this transition process.
A member-directed organization, NACAC is governed by its voting members — an assembly of delegates (elected by voting members in NACAC's state and regional affiliates). The leadership, whose primary purpose is to provide direction for NACAC's professional policies, consists of a Board of Directors, standing committees and ad hoc
committees who lend their expertise and experience as the association addresses issues, creates programs and maintains governance.
NACAC holds several annual professional development events, including a national conference, and runs the National College Fairs program, which directly connect high school students with a wide variety of postsecondary institutions.