Our Mission and Code of Ethics

GPACAC will support and advance the work of college counselors as they help students realize their full educational potential with particular emphasis on the transition from secondary schools to colleges and universities and with attention to access and equity for all students. In accordance with this mission, GPACAC works to advance the status of the association and its members in order to gain wider recognition of GPACAC's professional positions on behalf of all students and of practitioners who counsel students about their transition from schools to colleges. To accomplish this mission, GPACAC:

advocates the rights of students in the college admission process; promotes and monitors the standards of professional behavior as set forth in the:

Statement of Principles of Good Practice
  • encourages the increased participation of under-represented and under-served populations in post-secondary education and in the profession;

  • furthers the professional development of all school and college admission counselors;

  • represents the interests of the profession to students and their families, to allied professionals, to the media, to the government, and to the general public; and

  • collaborates with the National Association for College Admission Counseling in achieving the goals of this mission statement.

Our Code of Ethics

As representatives of secondary schools, colleges and universities, GPACAC members affirm the dignity, worth and potential of all human beings. Members work to develop counseling programs and services for admission and financial assistance that eliminates bias on any grounds. They also place the highest priority on counseling individual students according to the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice, the code of ethical conduct for all individuals and institutions involved in the admission process.