A concern for the ethical treatment of students in the post-secondary admissions process and the awarding of scholarships provided the moving force for the creation of the National Association for College Admission Counseling in 1937. The creation of a Code of Ethics was one of the early actions of members of NACAC. Over the years the Code has been revised and updated many times. NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP; approved October 2019) reflects the association’s long-standing commitment to principled conduct among professionals who support students in the college transition process from secondary school to postsecondary education and in the transfer process between postsecondary institutions. Every state and regional affiliate of NACAC has an Admission Practice Committee whose the purpose is to educate the membership about the various components of the CEPP and to provide an enforcement mechanism for the CEPP.
For more information, please contact the committee co-chairs.