Membership

The Benefits of Membership

PNACAC provides resources for its members to guide and empower students as they prepare for college admission. Becoming a member and getting involved is a great way to share your ideas with professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest, and country. Members gain access to:

  • Professional Development, including Annual Conference, Summer College Tour
  • Eight Regional College Fairs
  • Updates on Good Practices & National/Regional Issues through Committees and PNACAC Newsletter
  • The PNACAC Website, Membership List and Listserv to connect with colleagues
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Applying for Membership

Applying for membership does not guarantee PNACAC membership. Applications will be reviewed and if additional clarification or documentation is required, you will be contacted by the membership chair.

During the application process, all parties interested in membership will be asked to confirm a commitment to abide by the SPGP:  NACAC's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

  • Colleges will be asked to confirm their non-profit status and accreditation.
  • Independent College Counselor parent members will demonstrate they meet eligibility requirements outlined in the by-laws by providing confirmation of membership in NACAC, HECA, or IECA.
  • Non-profit service organizations will be asked to confirm their non-profit status.

Membership runs from July 1 - June 30.  Membership fees are not prorated; any payments made for the current membership year apply from the time they are made until the end of that cycle.

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Membership Inclusion

All admission professionals working at the same institution can be included in the membership application and fee.

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Questions regarding membership? Contact Executive Assistant, Ann Nault:  [email protected]


Membership Categories

INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP

  • Colleges - $110 Colleges may be asked to confirm non-profit status, accreditation, and that they are degree-granting institutions during the application process.
    • 4-year college or university in the PNACAC area (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)
    • Community College in PNACAC area
    • 4-year college or university outside the PNACAC area
    • Community college outside of PNACAC area
  •  High Schools - $60
    • High school in the PNACAC area (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)
    • High school outside of PNACAC area
  • School District Office - $60 This category is intended for professionals working at the district level to support counselors working in buildings or who do not have the ability to have school counselors in the building to support students. Districts with school counselors should have each building complete an institutional membership.
  • Independent College Counselor - $60 Members will demonstrate they meet eligibility requirements outlined in the by-laws by providing confirmation of membership in NACAC, HECA, or IECA.
  • Not-for-Profit Service Organization - $60 Organizations whose primary activities consist of working on a multi-state, national or international level and providing counseling, admission, or financial aid services to students or to the college admission counseling or financial aid professions. Organizations will be asked to confirm non-profit status, that they have been in business for at least 3 years, provide direct service to students for free, do not award diplomas, and to provide their website and/or materials during the application process.
  • Not-for-Profit Community-Based Organizations - $60 Organizations which provide counseling, admission, or financial aid services only to students at the state or local level on an on-going basis. Organizations will be asked to confirm non-profit status, that they have been in business for at least 3 years, provide direct service to students for free, do not award diplomas, and to provide their website and/or materials during the application process. 

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Non-Affiliated Professionals - $60 Persons who were employed at a voting member institution or organization during the current year or immediately preceding membership year who are no longer employed by any member or member-eligible institution
  • Associate Membership - $60   Organizations that provide products and/or services to the counseling, admission, or financial aid professions or in support of students in the transition to postsecondary education.

  • Graduate Student - $20

  • Retired Member - $0
  • Past-Presidents - $0 If past-presidents of PNACAC are NOT currently affiliated with an institution/organization that is a member of PNACAC, they will automatically be granted an individual voting membership each year.

Membership fees are not prorated; any payments made for the current membership year apply from the time they are made until the end of that cycle. Only non-profit groups (Institutions, School Districts/University Systems, Organizations/Agencies) and individuals (Independent Counselors, Non-Affiliated Professionals) are eligible to be voting members of PNACAC.


 

Membership Committee

The goals of the Membership Committee are to promote and increase membership in PNACAC and advise the Membership Chair regarding membership issues.

Chair
Esther Weathers
Associate Director of Admission, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington