For the last three years I have served as a Delegate representing the Rocky Mountain region (which includes Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah) at the National Association for College Admission Counseling annual conference. I am excited to be changing roles this summer and have the opportunity to serve the board, and the region, for the next three years as the Admissions Practices Chair for the Rocky Mountain Association of College Admission Counseling (RMACAC).
What does an Admissions Practices Chair do and why is it important for you to know that I am in this role? As you and your family navigate the admissions process myself, and my colleagues, want to make sure that you are being treated fairly and that the practices by the colleges are ethical.
Colleges who are members of NACAC must adhere to what is called the “Statement of Principles of Good Practice.” If you feel that you have interacted with a college, or college representative, that is acting outside of these ethical principles I want to know about it so the issue can be addressed. There are typically very few cases each year but once in a while a case arises that we feel it is important to look into.
Please know that you can always feel comfortable reaching out to me with questions whether you are a student, parent, teacher, counselor or admissions representative from our region.
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