New England Association

     for College Admission Counseling


       Opening Doors to Higher Education in New England

June 2017


NEACAC eBlast June 2017


  • NEACAC Fall College Fair Registration

  • Students in Admissions Forum

  • Support NEACAC When You Shop!

  • NACAC Boston 2017 Update

  • What’s News?

NEACAC Fall College Fair Registration


Registration for the NEACAC Fall College Fairs will open on June 12, 2017! Early-bird registration rates will be offered through July 9, 2017 and registration will close on August 28, 2017. Once registration is open, you can register online here: will need your membership login to register). Should you have any questions regarding registration or payments, please contact[email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at our Fall 2017 College Fairs!

Students In Admissions Forum (SIAF)

The Students in Admissions Forum (SIAF) is a one day workshop for students who work or volunteer in admissions (tour guides, overnight hosts, tele-counselors, etc.) AND their admission office supervisors. This program provides an opportunity to learn what other institutions are doing and share your own ideas.

The 2017 Students in Admissions Forum will be held on Sunday, September 17th at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Registration will be available in late May.  

Want to present this year? It isn’t too early to start submitting proposals. Find the link to our proposal form here. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Maddie Brodeur ([email protected]) or Kiel Szivos ([email protected])!


Support NEACAC When You Shop!

Did you know that you can help support NEACAC each time you shop on Amazon?  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you are prompted to select an eligible charitable organization.. You can change your selection at any time. To select (or change to) NEACAC, sign in to and search for New England Association for College Admission Counseling Inc.




 Reach Higher

Massachusetts Convening 

The Reach Higher Massachusetts Convening will take place at Framingham State University, on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The title for the Convening is Reaching Higher in Massachusetts: Exploring College Transition, Persistence and Retention.

 This state convening is part of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, a national program that was launched in 2014 to ensure more students graduate from high school and continue on to earn some sort of additional certificate, degree or training after graduating from high school. Although the Obama’s have left the Oval Office, this important work continues!

Stay tuned more details! 

Anyone who is involved with preparing students to graduate from high school or the transition from high school to higher education and training Is urged to attend. For more information about the event please contact Christine Luzi at (857)231-3177 or [email protected].


NACAC Boston 2017 Update

Contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.  Thank you!


College Tours

Attention counselors please know that college campus tour opportunities preceding the National Conference are filling up.  Don't miss a chance to visit a few of the over 50 colleges in New England hosting campus tours!  To see campus tour options and to register, please visit


Volunteers needed!

If you are registering for any part of the National Conference, please consider volunteering to help welcome colleagues from across the country and around the world by completing this form:


NACAC Imagine Fund

Unfortunately, a 5K road race will not be offered during Boston's National Conference.  The road race raises a significant amount of money for NACAC's Imagine Fund.  We are collecting donations for the Imagine Fund here: Anyone who donates will receive a signature Boston NACAC 2017 conference wristband.  Help NEACAC give the Imagine Fund a strong boost!


Counselors’ Preview Day

NACAC offers nonmember, local Boston counselors  a reduced registration of $50 for the Friday conference events. In addition, NEACAC has offered to reimburse the $50 fee for a limited number of qualifying registrants. [ SIGN UP NOW! Space is limited so please register early to reserve your spot.  Please contact Counselor Preview Day Chairs Cicily Shaw ([email protected] and Helen Burke Montague ([email protected] with questions.  


Pre-Conference Workshop: Fundamentals of Recruiting and Counseling International Students

This professional development opportunity gives high school counselors, independent educational consultants, and US college and university admission officers the foundational skills and knowledge to more effectively counsel, advise, and recruit international studentswho wish to pursue undergraduate study in the United States—and enables them to enhance their professional network in support of these students.

Topics include testing, financial aid, credential evaluation, outreach and communication strategies, and immigration basics. The workshop will take place September 13-14 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Click here for more information.

Register now for preconference workshops and the NACAC 2017 National Conference here.

 What's New? New Hire? Promotion? Awards? Let us know at [email protected]

New Hire? Promotion? Awards? Let us know at [email protected]


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