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High School Counselor Conference Grant Application

Resources from NACAC and GPACAC as well as additional sponsors are available to high school counselors seeking funding to attend a professional development conference .  The grant and scholarship opportunities are intended for high school counselors who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend professional development opportunities due to financial constraints.


In 1966, Great Plains was formed with Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. Texas formed its own affiliate (TACAC) in October of 1979. In the Spring of 1993, North Dakota and South Dakota formed their own affiliate, DACAC. GPACAC is now comprised of members and member institutions in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, as well as affiliate members who work with students in our tri-state region.

GPACAC Past Presidents
GPACAC Award Recipients


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 


We offer tools and resources to help members stay current on the college admissions landscape, including:
  • Professional Development
  • Newsletters and Resources
  • College Fairs 
  • 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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 President's Welcome Letter

We’re officially in full swing for the 2019-2020 school year! On the college side, we’re back to the fall buzz of classes beginning and students being back on campus. On the high school side, I know you all are feeling the excitement of this group of seniors as they embark on their last year of high school. 

Read the full letter

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.

Read the blog


APRIL 5–7, 2020 - InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza 

View the official conference website. 

Welcome, College Representatives! 

The Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC) looks forward to seeing you this Spring! 
Information regarding Spring 2020 fairs coming soon!     

1 College Fair - $200 Member / $250 Non-Member
2 College Fairs - $400 Member / $450 Non-Member 
3 College Fairs - $450 Member / $500 Non-Member 
1 College Fair - $250 Member / $300 Non-Member
2 College Fairs - $450 Member / $500 Non-Member 
3 College Fairs - $500 Member / $575 Non-Member 
Online registration preferred by Friday, March 27, 2020.
Registrations received after this date will be based on space availability.
Online: Paypal or Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard, Discover) 
By check to:  
ATTN: College Fairs
  P.O. Box 9274 
Shawnee Mission, KS  66201
Before registering, please view our GPACAC Regional College Fair Regulations.

Send inquiries regarding College Fairs to [email protected]
If your institution requires additional information prior to supplying payment, please contact GPACAC Executive Assistant, Debbie Kremers at [email protected]. Registration is open to all post-secondary educational institutions and post-secondary education associated departments.  Refunds will not be available for institutions canceling within two weeks of a given college fair. 
Follow up information with logistics and FYIs will be sent to all participating representatives.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact GPACAC College Fair Chair at [email protected].
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