As an organization of leaders in college admission counseling since 1967, the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC):
- Advocates for student rights in the college selection process
- Educates members to engage in advocacy in support of legislation to increase access to post-secondary education for students in California and Nevada
- Promotes and upholds the Code of Ethics and Professional Practices formulated by the National Association for the College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
- Encourages participation of traditionally underrepresented, underserved populations in postsecondary education and in the admission profession
- Offers professional development opportunities that meet members’ needs
- Provides access to research and resources that benefit members
- Members of WACAC work within colleges and universities, community colleges, public, private and parochial high schools, independent practices and community based organizations in California and Nevada.
WACAC is a 501(c)(3) member-directed organization. In accordance with its Bylaws , it is governed by its voting members and a volunteer executive board comprised of both elected and appointed members.
In 1967, dedicated admissions professionals heeded a call from the National Association for College Admission Counseling to form a regional association on the West coast. Fifty years later, the Western Association for College Admissions Counseling is still championing our profession — and its member professionals — while striving to help deserving students receive quality higher education.
THE CALL TO ACTION
Dr. Emery Walker of Claremont College and Ms. Marilyn Blum of Scripps College received a letter from Mr. Ted Cooper, Executive Director of NACAC encouraging the creation of a western states regional chapter.