About PCACAC                                           

The Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC) is a non-profit, professional organization for those who work with students in the transition between high school and college.  Founded in 1964, PCACAC exists to maintain high professional standards at both the secondary and college levels and to connect college admission officers, secondary school counselors, independent counselors, financial aid officers and educational organizations to discuss common professional concerns and to explore ways to empower students.

PCACAC is a chartered affiliate of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) serving:

  • Delaware
  • the District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Encouraging Professional Growth

PCACAC encourages professional growth and serves the needs and concerns of its members by maintaining a variety of standing committees:

  • Admission Practices
  • College Fair and College Night
  • Communications (ad-hoc)
  • Conference Planning
  • Credentials
  • Current Trends and Future Issues
  • Government Relations
  • Inclusion, Access and Success (formerly Human Relations)
  • Membership
  • Professional Development
  • Publications and Research

Special Events

  • Annual Conference
  • Drive-In Workshops across our region
  • National College Fairs in Baltimore, Montgomery County (MD), Prince Georges County (MD), and Washington, DC
  • Summer Institute