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. It includes professional school counselors, college access counselors, admission and financial aid officers, and others.
NACAC is governed by an assembly elected by state and regional affiliates.
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.
The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) is a non-profit professional organization whose members are devoted exclusively to the concerns of individuals working in the graduate admissions and recruitment environment.
Membership in NAGAP provides an opportunity to network with professional colleagues at all sizes and types of institutions: large and small, public and private, secular and non-secular.
The annual conference, electronic mailing list (listserv), professional development institutes, membership directory, and Perspectives, all help facilitate communication among members.
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.
ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 31,000 professional school counselors around the globe.
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) is the public voice for college-preparatory boarding schools and the central resource for boarding school education. It serves roughly 300 boarding schools across the United States, Canada, and abroad.
Serving as a bridge between schools and students, TABS actively supports the needs of boarding schools themselves, and provides information and insight to families about the benefits of a boarding school environment.