Who We Are
OACAC was founded in 1991 when a group of primarily European counselors met and approached NACAC about the creation of an affiliate regional organization that would represent overseas counselors. We became a charted regional assocation and over the years have continued to grow.
OACAC is affiliated with the US based National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Membership is a privilege made available to eligible institutions, organizations, agencies and individuals as defined in the association’s Bylaws. OACAC is a not-for-profit organization (taxpayer ID 141-82-7265).
Our membership is made up of nearly 1300 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. OACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.
OACAC effectively brings together primary and secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers, and organizations engaged in guiding students through the secondary to higher education transition process.
OACAC is THE organization to join if you are involved with assisting international students as they make their transition to higher education. Our summer conference provides a wealth of networking and learning opportunities but is only open to OACAC members, so if you want to join us this summer you will need to become an OACAC member. To join, go to Become a Member or contact VP for Membership Katy So.