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Scholarship Applications are Open

Scholarship Applications are Open

The NJACAC Scholarship Committee solicits applications for the following awards: Four (4) $1250 scholarships for 2022 high school graduates who have attended a program or workshop sponsored by NJACAC (i.e. College Key, Camp College, Rainbow Key, Virtual College...

Fall Virtual Exploration Program

Fall Virtual Exploration Program

The NJACAC College Fair Committee and NJACAC Executive Board have made the decision to continue with virtual events this fall, in addition to our in person event in Monmouth County on Sunday, October 24th.  We are excited to announce that NJACAC will once again...

Fall Kick-Off: The Crystal Ball World of College Admissions

Fall Kick-Off: The Crystal Ball World of College Admissions

Tuesday, October 12, 2021       1:30pm - 4pmSeton Hall University How did Covid influence the college admission journey for students and how did it impact college admission professionals?What can we learn from the data collected, and how...

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Fall Update from the President

Fall 2021 has proven itself to be quite the busy season!  We all have a rather hectic combination of virtual and in person meetings but we are getting through it.  I have a few quick updates for you all:

Seattle NACAC – Recap

For those of us who were able to attend NACAC in person, we had a wonderful time at our membership gathering!  It was so wonderful to see everyone in person!  To those who were unable to attend, you were sincerely missed.  We hope to have other local social gatherings in the future to accommodate more of our membership.

 njacac delegates 2021

Above, our in-person delegates were caught by NACAC paparazzi!  All of our delegates were able to participate in an important discussion surrounding the future of the relationship between NACAC and the Regional Affiliates (which of course includes NJACAC). While minimal progress was made and we don’t have concrete updates to share with you now, I do want to reiterate that many strong ideas were shared and I am confident that we are moving in the right direction.  It doesn’t hurt that we have two Past Presidents on the Ad-Hoc committee either (shout out to Carlos Cano & Laurie Sieminski!)

The Crystal Ball World of College Admissions

 Our annual Fall Kickoff event made a triumphant return to in-person!  A big thank you to our Professional Development Chairs and key Committee Members Marianna Marchese, Fran Swift, Ryan DePuy, and Rich Freccia for their coordination along with Seton Hall University.  Rich moderated a Rock-Star panel of Admissions folk in which they discussed the impact Covid will have on future admissions cycles.  This is an ever evolving conversation we hope to continue at future PD events!


NJACAC Virtual College Exploration Program

We are very excited to once again offer a virtual college fair along with educational sessions.  This 4 day event kicks off on Monday, October 25th at 5 PM with two evenings of presentations from key partners on a variety of topics meant to help all kinds of students through the college process.  The second portion of our program will consist of the very successful 6×6 college fair format.  PLEASE SHARE this information with your students and colleagues.  It is FREE to attend.  Registration can be found HERE

 NJACAC Recruitment Meeting

 On Tuesday, October 26th at 4 PM, we are excited to offer another recruitment meeting!  We would love to see new folks get involved in our association.  We always welcome those who wish to come back into the fold as well.  Join us to hear about the volunteer opportunities we have in store this year!  

 Are you thinking of running for a position in the future? This would be a great opportunity to learn more about what our elected positions do as well!

 An invite will reach your inboxes later this week.


I hope you are all finding some time to enjoy Fall activities!  As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

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Michael Cartusciello
NJACAC President, 2021-22

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