What is GPACAC?

Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling, GPACAC (juh-pack'-ack) n. [slang for the acronym] 1. an organization of professionals dedicated to serving students as they explore options and make choices about post-secondary education 2. a three-state/regional organization serving high school counselors and college admission professionals in the states of Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma 3. a group dedicated to encouraging, advocating and facilitating equal access to post-secondary education and fostering communication among college-bound students, families and institutions 4. school professionals committed to maintaining high standards which foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the secondary school to college transition process.

Membership

The Great Plains ACAC offers tools and resources to help members stay current on the college admissions landscape, including:
  • Professional Development
  • Newsletters and Resources
  • College Fairs (held each spring in Metro areas)
  • Grant opportunities for special projects
  • Student Scholarships

Membership fee is only $15 per calendar year. Renew by December 31, 2018 for 2019 membership. If you have any questions about membership, please e-mail Jennifer McClendon at [email protected].

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GPACAC supports NACAC statement to recommit to integrity

As professionals, working daily with students as they access higher education, we found the news this week troubling.  Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC) supports the statement below that the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) provided to the media in response to the college admission scandal. 

Read the full letter

 

Government Relations Highlights

In February, GPACAC representatives spoke with elected officials at the Oklahoma State Capitol and in Washington, D.C.  The GPACAC Government Relations Committee has highlights to share from their visits.

Read the Government Relations Highlights

 

Professional Development Blog

We all know that preparing for college is more than just academics and testing. Being emotionally ready creates the greatest opportunity for success. That being said, the Jed Foundation is a fantastic resource to teens, adults, families, communities, and schools.

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