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 the NEACAC website! With over 4,000 members, we are committed to supporting admission and college counseling professionals as they work with students and families to help make college dreams a reality.

I am honored and excited to step into my role as President of NEACAC. As we embark on this new chapter with NEACAC, my goals for the coming year center around fostering a strong sense of connection. I envision an organization where school counselors and college admissions professionals are not only working together but are seamlessly integrated, hand-in-hand, to provide the best support for our students. This work is a testament to the power of perseverance, community, and the transformative potential of education values I hold dear and am committed to upholding during my tenure. Working with such a talented and committed Executive Board is especially exciting. Special thanks to the 2024-2025 board members for the work we will embark on this year:

- Wanda Suriel - Vice President
- Daisy Ogunedo – President-elect
- Diane Soboski – Past President
- Shelley Stokes - Treasurer
- Vanessa Montorsi – Treasurer-elect
- Owen Bligh - Past Treasurer
- Jeff McAdam – Secretary
- Christina Doyle – Executive Director

Additionally, I would like to acknowledge the amazing work accomplished through our Governing Board members and thank them for their continued dedication and willingness to serve. All of the work done through our volunteers is crucial to our collective success, and I look forward to the impact we will make together. If you’re looking to get more involved, please consider volunteering! Please reach out if you have any questions about volunteer opportunities or different committees. Members of the Executive Board and committee chairs welcome the opportunity to share their experiences to help you find ways to connect. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here. I am eager to engage with you in the coming year. Your contributions are invaluable, our work is significant, and your voice is essential. I look forward to collaborating with you to make this the most successful year yet. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any thoughts, ideas, concerns, or suggestions. On behalf of the entire leadership team at NEACAC, we look forward to serving you.

Cicily Shaw
NEACAC President, 2024-2025
Thayer Academy
[email protected]

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.

 Frequently Asked Questions- College Search and Application Process

The 2021 Annual Meeting & Conference community service project is complete. Over the course of several months, approximately 30 NEACAC members collaborated to create FAQ videos in English and Spanish that respond to common questions about the college search, admissions, and financial aid processes. These videos are now available on the NEACAC YouTube channel so that students, families, and counselors throughout the region may access important information on demand.  

Please visit this website for more information! We invite our Members to share this information with their students or anyone who may benefit from this information.