Category Archives: NACAC News

Get to Know NACAC’s Next CEO

NACAC shared some big news with its members earlier this month.

After a year-long search, the association selected its next chief executive officer. Angel B. Pérez, currently the vice president  for enrollment and student success at Trinity College (CT), will assume his new position at NACAC on July 15. He succeeds Joyce E. Smith, who is retiring after more than 30 years with the association.

Pérez recently shared insights about his personal journey to higher education during an episode of the How I Got Into College podcast. Here are five things you should know about NACAC’s incoming CEO.

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Join Our Next #NACACchat on Twitter

How has the admission process changed due to the coronavirus pandemic? And how can counselors and others best assist students who are kicking off their college search amid the shutdown?

Join us Tuesday, May 19, for a #NACACchat Twitter discussion focused on advising high school juniors amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The chat will kick off at 2 p.m. ET. and will be led by @NACAC. You’ll have a chance to connect with colleagues from across the country, learn from experts, and share your own insights during this hour-long discussion.

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Working to Expand Graduate Coursework in College Admission Counseling

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Why does NACAC’s College Admission Counseling Graduate Coursework SIG exist?  Simple:

  • School counselors are supposed to have three domains of expertise—social/emotional development, academic planning, and college/career planning
  • Surveys show that less than one third of all school counselors report receiving any training in college counseling as part of their graduate school experience.

Think about that for a minute as it relates to the other parts of a school counselor’s job. Would anyone want a counselor talking to their child about depression, stress, bullying, or peer pressure if that counselor had no training dedicated to those topics?  How confident would we be in the advice a counselor gives a student on course selection if the counselor had no idea what the school’s graduation requirements are?  Yet, year after year, the vast majority of counselor graduate programs send counselors out into schools with no formal, focused training on how to help students make strong college choices.

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#NACACchat: Financial Aid in the Age of COVID-19

How has the financial aid process changed amid the global coronavirus pandemic? And what resources can counselors and others share with students and families as they make decisions about financial fit?

Join us Thursday, April 30, for a #NACACchat Twitter discussion focused on financial aid in the age of COVID-19.

The chat will kick off at 2 p.m. ET. and will be led by @NACACWonk

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Have News to Share? Let Us Know!

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Did you land a new job? Receive an award? Publish a book?

Let NACAC know what you’ve been up to by filling out our survey.

The survey should be used to report accomplishments from the second quarter of 2020 (April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020). You must be a current member in good standing with NACAC to have your news featured.

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New from NACAC: Enrollment Deposit Waiver Form

Does the enrollment deposit present an insurmountable barrier to college attendance for the students you serve?

A new form from NACAC can help them signal their need for support.

Similar to NACAC’s application fee waiver, the enrollment deposit waiver is used by students to request a fee waiver or deferral. A supplemental document outlines additional ways students can advocate to get the support they need.

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