NARAC serves to bring together, on a national level, the interests and concerns of regionally based admission professionals (regionals.) It is estimated that there are over 800 regionals in the country. Many have formed into regional groups with the aim of supporting each those regional in a geographic area. Currently there are 24 established groups (See Regional Groups.). Many regional groups have expanded on their initial mission of supporting members and have begun hosting college access events in their regions. Becoming a powerful ally in the college counseling landscape, regionals have created a sustained impact in the areas where they live and work, away from their campuses.
The movement to organize a national group has its seeds in a 2006 meeting in Pittsburgh, PA at the NACAC Conference. Since, there have been six national meetings and increased dialog and collaboration between regional groups. Documentation and reports from the previous conferences, including the 2018 Salt Lake City Conference can be found here.
For information on establishing or supporting regionals, visit our resource page.
For detailed inquires to NARAC, please visit the Specific Inquiries Page. Here we will assist (1) colleges and universities considering regional modely (2) Regionally-based counselor looking to connect with or the establish an Affiliate Regional Group and (3) high school, CBO, Transfer and Independent counselor with feedback or questions for regionally-based admission counselors and the Affilate Regional Groups.
To access the NARAC 2019 Profile - click here.