Welcome!

The New England Association for College Admission Counseling is the number one resource in New England for college admissions professionals. NEACAC fulfills its mission by developing and providing services, programs, and opportunities for members so they can serve and assist students in their transition from secondary to post-secondary education.

We aim to lead in shaping the college counseling, admission and enrollment profession by:

  • Developing ethical and social responsibility within the profession through the establishment and maintenance of high professional standards;
  • Supporting and encouraging collaborative relationships and providing professional development opportunities for all members;
  • Advocating for policies that impact the profession at the state, regional and national level; and
  • Fostering development of equal opportunities for, and access to, post secondary education for all students, utilizing the collective influence and knowledge of the members.

President's Message

Welcome to NEACAC’s website! Founded in 1966, New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) leads, supports and advances the work of counseling, admission and enrollment professionals by promoting ethical responsibility, professional development, and advocacy as they help all students realize their full educational potential – with a particular emphasis on the transition from high school to college.  One of largest affiliates of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), NEACAC has over 3500 members and strives to welcome, assist, and support our counselors and their professional needs.  

In 2016-17, as we wrap up NEACAC’s 50th anniversary celebration, hundreds of volunteers are involved in planning professional development programs, implementing our new Adopt-a-District initiative, developing relationships with our sponsors, lobbying state and federal legislators, rolling out new communication vehicles, holding events about two-year colleges, and preparing a rich slate of nominees and a balanced budget. We are also looking ahead to our Annual Meeting and Conference at Keene State College, to having the NACAC Conference in Boston in 2017, and to organizing a joint conference with New York State ACAC in 2018. This year, we’ll host over 20 NEACAC and NACAC college fairs, continuously review our membership categories and bylaws, stay abreast of NACAC’s work with our Statement of Principles of Good Practice, and be well-represented nationally by our Assembly Delegates, committee members, Presidents Council members, and Board nominees. Our Strategic Framework highlighting Professional Community, Organizational Effectiveness, Knowledge, Expertise and Recognition, and Advocacy will guide our Board’s work.  

If you are a counseling or enrollment professional, or work in a related field, I hope you will find in NEACAC a professional community that sustains, educates, and enriches you.  This website offers many resources for you to help you do your job (or find a new one!), network, and learn. 

I am so honored to lead this vibrant and vital Association – to serve you and to serve WITH you – as we begin our next 50 years.  Come join us!

Sincerely,

 

Sherri Geller  
NEACAC President, 2016-17
Co-Director of College Counseling, Gann Academy, Waltham, MA 


 

NEACAC Mission Statement

The New England Association for College Admission Counseling leads, supports and advances the work of counseling, admission and enrollment professionals by promoting ethical responsibility, professional development, and state, regional and national advocacy as they help all students realize their full educational potential, with particular emphasis on the transition to postsecondary education.



NEACAC LEADERSHIP 2017-18

Congratulations to Erin Regan of Sharon High School (MA) who will be our new president-elect.  She will take office along with the rest of the 2017-2018 Executive Board and Governing Board at the end of our Annual Meeting and Conference on June 2nd.  

Congratulations also to our new NACAC Assembly Delegates, who will also join our Governing Board this summer: Priscilla Alicea (Bryant University), Lauren Avalos (MIT), Christina Berardi (Salve Regina University), Christina Cerenzia (St. George’s School, RI), Timothy Cushing (Wheaton College), Christopher Fox (University of Southern Maine), Caroline Higgins (Westwood High School, MA), and William Pepin (North Smithfield High School, RI).  We also elected two "alternate" delegates, in case someone cannot fulfill their duties at the 2017 NACAC Conference:  Alyssa Frank (Boston Latin School), high school alternate, and Jason Cloutier (Xavier University, OH) college alternate.



WIN A SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE

Boston-area 11th and 12th graders and community college students are eligible to participate in a video essay contest sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee. This year, $20,000 in scholarships will be awarded, with $5,000 for the top-place submission. Deadline to submit is June 1. Learn more and apply now!


NACAC Boston 2017 - VOLUNTEERS



The link to sign up to volunteer at Boston NACAC 2017 is live! Click here to see the many opportunities to get involved and give back to NACAC.

NACAC requires people interested in volunteering register for at least one day of the conference to serve.  Please contact bostonnacac2017@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!