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


Dear Colleagues and Members,

Welcome to the NEACAC website! I hope you find this resource valuable as it showcases all the wonderful work our association is doing. With over 3,800 members, we are committed to supporting fellow colleagues as they work with students and families to help make college dreams a reality.

I am honored to step into the role of President, and am excited to continue building upon the impressive legacy of this organization while striving towards a very bright future. I understand that things won’t always be easy. Together we will grapple with the upcoming FAFSA changes, demographic cliffs, the increased need for mental health resources to support our students, and of course the impending release of the opinions of the Supreme Court Cases related to affirmative action. It’s going to be a busy year, and we, I, along with my fellow Executive Board members, are ready to support you as we navigate these challenges together.

If you’re looking to get more involved, please consider volunteering! The hands-on work of our volunteer corps is crucial for the success of the great programs and initiatives we’ve been able to offer. I can assure you that you’ll be energized by the outstanding work our colleagues are doing everyday. If you have any questions about volunteering opportunities or different committees, please reach out. Members of the Executive Board as well as committee chairs welcome the opportunity to share their experiences and will surely help you find ways to serve in the association. Click here for all of the information you’ll need to get involved: Volunteer.

I look forward to connecting with you throughout the coming year. There is still much work to be done in supporting colleagues, advocating for change, and working to diversify our membership in every area. Please share your thoughts and ideas with me; your voice is important and it will help to broaden our perspectives on the leadership level. 

Best wishes for a restful and restorative summer!

Diane Soboski
NEACAC President 2023-2024
Portsmouth Abbey School
[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.

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. 

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.