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NJACAC

Over 50 Years of Service to Admissions Counseling Professionals

College Key North is February 26

College Key North is February 26

College Key is a FREE workshop for historically underrepresented, low-income, first generation 10th and 11th grade students and their parents or guardians. Please advertise this event to your students by saving the flier on this page. During this event, throughout the...

call for conference proposals

call for conference proposals

The Annual Conference has been scheduled for May 25-26, 2022 at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City.  This is a hybrid conference and some sessions will be offered virtually.  We have added a Middle Management Institute (MMI), at an additional cost - $40 for...

College key south is february 5

College key south is february 5

Volunteer for College Key South Student Registration Link Contact collegekeysouth@njacac.org with any questions.

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...

Mission Statement:

The New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling advocates and supports ethical and professional practice in helping students transition to careers and postsecondary education.

Fall Update from the President

Michael Cartusciello
NJACAC President, 2021-22

I have two things to share with you as we enter the Holiday Season.  

Firstly, I am thankful for you.  Yes you!  I am grateful for all of our phenomenal members who keep this organization going.  I am in awe of our volunteers who’s help ranges from volunteering at one event, to sitting on committees and holding executive board positions!  All of you, make working in college admissions worthwhile during this extremely busy time.  Thank you.

In the spirit of giving thanks, I also want to talk about giving back!  Many of us are looking for ways to give back to our community.  Please consider volunteering with NJACAC!  We have some amazing student focused events that are in need of volunteers for the coming year:

  • NJACAC College Key is a free workshop regarding the college admissions process for traditionally underrepresented, low income, and first-generation high school students. This event is open to 10th and 11th-grade high school students and their parents or guardians.  
  • NJACAC Camp College is a free 2-day, overnight program for college-bound students. This event is open to rising juniors and seniors. The focus of Camp College is to introduce students to college life and further the discussion on the college admissions and selection process. Camp College is hosted by a New Jersey college or university and allows students the opportunity to experience campus life first hand by staying on-campus overnight. Topics covered during Camp College are the college application, the college essay, recommendation letters, financial aid, sports at the collegiate level, and other prominent college admissions topics.

We have traditionally hosted these events annually on a college campus in North Jersey.  I am pleased to announce we are bringing these events down south!  Rowan University will host a College Key on February 5, 2022 and Stockton University will host Camp College from July 26-28, 2022.  We need volunteers to chair these events!  Please fill out THIS GOOGLE FORM if you are interested!  We are hoping to appoint chairs and hold a virtual meeting before the December holidays, so respond soon!

We held an excellent interest meeting last month and as promised, I wanted to provide everyone with a list of open positions and committees looking for volunteers:

  • Communications Committee (looking for active members)
  • Social Media Sub-Committee (looking for active members)
  • Conference Committee (looking for active members & sub-committee chairs)
  • Inclusion Access & Success Committee (looking for active members)
    • Camp College South (looking for Co-Chairs)
    • College Key South (looking for Co-Chairs)
    • Camp College North (looking for volunteers)
    • College Key North (looking for volunteers)
  • Government Relations Committee (looking for Co-Chairs)
  • Membership Committee (looking for active members)
  • Professional Development Committee (looking for active members)
    • NJACAC Bus Tour (looking for Co-Chairs)
  • Scholarship Committee (looking for active members)

More information can be found at https://www.njacac.org/committees/.  You can also nominate a colleague for an award!  

Our last volunteer opportunity is one of my personal favorites, present at our annual conference!  We are always excited to see new faces sharing their wisdom with our membership and we probably all have a few favorite frequent presenters.  The call for session proposals will go out at the beginning of January.  Right after the new year!  Coinciding with the call for proposals will be a zoom meeting for those who may be interested in presenting but have yet to do so and/or may not know what to present on.  An invitation will be sent out in December so stay tuned!

That’s all from me for now.  I hope you and your loved ones have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving and enjoy a little time off!

Recent Job Postings

The following shows our most current job postings offered by member institutions. To view more job postings, please visit our Jobs page.