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Benefits of Membership

Join Now! Membership fee is only $15 per calendar year. If you have any questions about membership, please e-mail Jennifer McClendon at [email protected].

The Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling offers unique tools and resources to help members stay current on the college admissions landscape.

    • Professional Development GPACAC offers training through drive-in workshops and webinars which are available to high school counselors and college admission professionals. Financial aid, admission practices, technology, and the NCAA are just a few topics presented at these events.

    • Annual Conference Each year members gather in April to discuss current trends, network, and learn new ideas to implement to better serve the families they work with.

    • Newsletters and Resources Publications and communications provide professional tools and current information about trends affecting college admission counseling.

    • College Fairs - held each spring in Kansas City, Wichita, Omaha, Lincoln, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City.

    • Grant opportunities for professional development and special projects.

    • Student Scholarships - one per state.

    • Networking with admission and college counseling professionals from across the region.

    • Member to member E-list.

If you choose to mail a check, please make payable to GPACAC and mail to, PO Box 9274, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201

 

 


NACAC Knowledge Center

NACAC is a trusted source for valuable professional information. So it makes perfect sense that NACAC is host to a collection of resources for members to use in helping their students and families through the admission process. The Knowledge Center is a member benefit with hundreds of resources, arranged by topic areas to help you keep up with professional and societal trends affecting college admission counseling. You simply need your NACAC username and password to gain access.

Main topical areas are Admission, Counseling, Financing College, and Professional Ethics. Within each category, you will find subcategories of topics related to your area of interest. Each page includes articles and discussion papers, brochures, presentations, models and samples, and newsletters to help you do your job more efficiently.

The NACAC Knowledge Center is a forum for sharing tools and resources for the college admission counseling profession. You are invited to submit models and samples of materials you use in your daily work. Submissions can be sent to [email protected].

Not a NACAC member? Visit nacacnet.org to learn more about membership opportunities.

 

 

View the GPACAC Bylaws - Updated Spring 2017

 

GPACAC College Fairs 2019

Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC) College Fairs are open to the public and always free for students and parents. We look forward to seeing you this coming April!

         
   LOCATIONS & DATES
     
Tulsa Fair
     6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
     Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Jenks High School
205 E B St, Jenks OK 74037
Coordinator: Megan Zorch, [email protected]

     Wichita Fair
     6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
     Wednesday, April 3, 2019
     Wichita Collegiate School
     1221 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67206
Coordinator: Annette Shamas, [email protected]

Overland Park Fair
      6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
     Thursday, April 4, 2019
     Blue Valley Recreation Center at Hilltop
      7720 W 143rd St, Overland Park, KS 66223
Coordinator: Tara Lebar, [email protected]

     

   
QUESTIONS?
General questions regarding College Fairs: [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 2 weeks of a given college fair. 

Follow up information with logistics and FYIs will be sent to all participating representatives starting February 1 and approximately every week prior to the College Fairs thereafter.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact GPACAC College Fair Chair at [email protected].
 

GPACAC Committees | 2018-2019

To view a list of all committee chairs listed below, please view our Leadership Page
Admission Practices

The AP committee educates the membership on the Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP) and ethical issues involved in college counseling. The chair of this committee handles all complaints concerning violations of the SPGP.

Annual Conference

The conference committee plans the GPACAC Annual Conference held every April and on a biennial basis works with MOACAC on a shared conference. The chairs are responsible for organizing committee members into sub-committees including: Evaluations, Exhibitors, First-Timers, Hospitality, On-Site, Programming, Publications, Registration, Special Events, and Counselor Outreach.

College Fairs

This committee develops an annual college fair calendar for 3 fairs in the member states (Kansas City, KS; Wichita, KS; and Tulsa, OK). Each site chair coordinates the local arrangements for the fair.

Communications

The communications committee is in charge of all publications and outreach of the association, including newsletters, brochures, and conference programs.  GPACAC publishes an electronic newsletter which features articles on organizational activities, professional development, and legislative concerns.

Governance & Nominating

This committee works closely with the Past-President, finding and representing a slate of officers to be approved at the annual conference.  The committee also solicits nominations and selects yearly award recipients.

Government Relations

This committee leads the efforts of GPACAC in influencing public policy as well as keeping all members informed of issues concerning our educational system.

Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee

The Inclusion, Access, and Success committee promotes, advocates, and communicates on the issues of diversity, equity, and access, ensuring equal access to post-secondary education opportunities in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. This committee assists in planning inclusion and access workshops and professional development.

Membership

The membership committee helps expand and promote membership in our three states.  In addition, they manage the database and keep an accurate record of the association’s membership.  

Professional Development

The role of the professional development committee is to implement professional development programs and workshops for members and non-members. The professional development committee is comprised of the two State Coordinators from each state representing the high school and college side.

Scholarship & Grants

The scholarships & grants committee selects one student from each member state to receive a counselor nominated and a student submitted scholarship. A minimum of five committee members from each state is desired. No in person meetings are required. Your time commitment is approximately 3 - 5 hours. Members will receive 20-50 applications in March and have three weeks to read and score them using a simple online rubric. The committee chair oversees the grant application and award process for High School Counselors to attend our regional or the national conference or to fund special projects/programs.

Technology

The technology committee updates the GPACAC website, creates online forms, maintains the e-list, and oversees all social media related to GPACAC. The role of the technology committee is to see that the image/identity of GPACAC reaches its entire constituency of Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. 

 

 
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