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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

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Dear Colleagues and Members,

Welcome to NEACAC’s website, and thank you for visiting!  The New England Association for College Admission Counseling is an organization comprised of professionals who are devoted to facilitating a student’s transition to postsecondary education.  I am honored and humbled to serve in the role of president alongside so many talented individuals.

NEACAC’s mission promotes ethical responsibility, professional development, and advocacy.  We are in a challenging time in our profession where enrollment numbers, financial  aid, and student health and wellness are weighing on us heavily.  As a means of combatting this turbulence, NEACAC Committees are working diligently to assure our members remain connected to one another for support and networking opportunities.  With uncertainty on the horizon, we need each other to stand together to reach our collective goals.  While our current landscape may change from day to day, the support available to you in the NEACAC community will never waver.

NEACAC, with its 3800 members and counting, creates leaders through professional development.  We hope that you take advantage of the various new and creative formats we are using to host our events.  Please consider joining one of our fourteen committees or becoming a member if you are not.  Involvement in NEACAC is both professionally and personally rewarding.  Your voice is an important one.

Over the course of this year, I am eager to work with the Executive and Governing Boards to overcome the hurdles we will inevitably face together.  We hope to continue to enhance the connections between college counselors, school counselors, independent counselors, community based organizations, admissions professionals, and all other member organizations.  Engage with us on social media, and never hesitate to reach out.  Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve in this role.

Sincerely,

Christina Cerenzia
NEACAC President 2020 - 2021
St. George's School
[email protected]

 

NEACAC Response to COVID-19

Due to the rapidly developing COVID-19 outbreak, the guidance from the Center for Disease Control, and the travel restrictions at organizations within our affiliate, the NEACAC Governing Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person meeting of the Annual Meeting & Conference and our spring college fairsThese decisions were not made lightly and are presented to you with heavy hearts. Please visit our April eBlast for more details.


The Executive Board also offered formal support to all those affected. This came in the shape of our Clearinghouse for Region Events (found here) and our Community Conversations Series (found here). The Clearinghouse is designed to update fellow counselors, students and their families alike in regards to campus programming and other relevant changes. The Community Conversation series will address a variety of topics that are designed to foster conversation and support across our region.

We also encourage members to visit NACAC's resources, the College Admission Status Update and the Secondary Schools College Admission Services Update for additional information.

Questions? Please contact Executive Director, Christina Doyle.


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.


2020 Annual Report

The NEACAC 2019-2020 Annual Report is now available.  This report highlights the many accomplishments as reported out by the Executive Board, Committee Chairs and Assembly Delegates.  Please take a moment to read this report to learn more about all that has been accomplished during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.


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