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National Association for College Admission Counseling- Institutional Membership

Institutional Membership

An institutional membership includes one complimentary membership and additional individuals can be added for an additional $80 each.   

Primary/Secondary School  $205
Primary/ Secondary Institutions must appear in one of the following resources to qualify for membership:

  • The Department of Education’s (DOE) Common Core of Data, the department's primary database on public elementary and secondary education in the United States.
  • The DOE’s National Center for Education Statistics Private School Universe Survey
  • ACT or CEEB Code Lists
  • Individual, state-by-state lists that would be consulted if the school is not on the other lists

Postsecondary Institutions  $350
Two and four year universities and colleges must satisfy the following requirements to qualify for membership:

  • Be not-for-profit
  • Be degree-granting
  • Accredited by an educational accrediting agency listed in the latest edition of the “Higher Education Directory.”

School District  $285
Not-for-profit primary and secondary school districts must satisfy the requirements of a secondary institution membership. Additionally, school districts should designate one school to receive complimentary membership. Additional schools may join at a reduced rate of $115 annually.

University System  $540 
Not-for-profit college and university systems must satisfy the following requirements to qualify for membership:

  • The university system as well as each member college/university separately listed in the latest edition of the Higher Education Directory is required to hold separate membership.

  • Designate one institution to receive a complimentary membership.  Additional institutions may join at a reduced rate of $185 annually.

What to know before you apply:

  • Designate a principal representative/primary contact whose professional responsibilities include providing services and/or products to the counseling, admission or financial aid profession or in support of students in the transition to postsecondary education. All institutional memberships include a free membership for their primary contact, no additional application is needed.

  • School District and University System membership applications must be approved before additional schools can be added.

  • All memberships are subject to approval. Once your membership application has been approved you will receive an invoice which can be paid on-line.

  • Member benefits will begin once your application is approved and your dues have been paid.

  • NACAC's membership cycle is Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. New membership that starts Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 will expire Dec. 31 of the same year. Individuals who join prior to Oct. 1 will receive an invoice for the following year during our annual renewal billing process in October. Additionally, new membership beginning after Oct. 1 will expire Dec. 31 of the following year.


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