SACAC’s Free Access Membership (FAM) welcomes public high school and community-based organization college access counselors and staff in the SACAC region to join at no cost. Any staff member supporting students and families with post-secondary college planning at a public high school in the SACAC region* that provides free education through public funds as well as professionals who work for a not-for-profit community-based organization 501(c)(3) in the SACAC region* that serves students and promotes or provides access to higher education qualify for complimentary Free Access Membership. (* = Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Caribbean).

As of May 2023, SACAC serves over 650 Free Access Members! Learn more and join here.

Counselor Resources

Application Platforms

  • Common Application: students can use this application to apply to over 900 member colleges and universities including 19 HBCUs. 
  • Coalition Application: Students can use this application to apply to 150+ member colleges and universities. This platform boasts a Digital Locker where students, as early as the 9th-grade year, can store and organize materials that may be useful during the college application process. The University of Washington, Seattle, is the only school that requires students to use the Coalition Application exclusively. 
  • Common Black College Application: Students can use this application to apply to any of the 65+ member HBCUs for a single $20 application fee.

College Admission Testing

Financial Aid

Unique College Funding Opportunities

Letter of Recommendation