Admission Practices Committee

Chair: Kathleen VossGeorgia Institute of Technology (VA)

Vice Chair:  Amy Moffatt, Towson University (MD)

Committee Members:

  • Candice Ashton, Sandy Spring Friends School (MD)
  • Corey Fischer, Fredericksburg Academy (VA)
  • Mike Nixon, University of Maryland (MD)
  • Julia Ross, Professional Tutoring, LLC (VA)
  • Jake Talmage, St. Paul's School for Boys (MD)

The Admission Practices Committee had a busy conference! Amy Moffatt, Jake Talmage, and Kathleen Voss successfully presented the session, “The Evolution and Application of Ethics in the College Admission Process.” It was a refresher for some and completely new information for others. The session sparked interesting conversation and hopefully provided helpful tools to address the many admissions related questions and concerns that come up in our offices.

The Admission Practices Committee also had the opportunity to meet in person at the conference and welcomed new committee members:

  • Joel Lang, Padua Academy
  • Emily Coffey, Gunston School
  • Blake Brunner, St. Margaret’s School
  • Olivia Kitt, Randolph Macon College
  • Gretchen Steele, Randolph Macon College
  • Rebecca Halaney, Towson University
  • Vickie Garner, Worcester Prep
  • Anne Greenspoon, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy

Moving forward, the Admission Practices Committee will be available at Summer Institute, informing and presenting Admission Practices to new professionals. We hope to assist the Professional Development Committee by absorbing Ethical Webinars in the fall and we will continue to provide PCACAC with our informative and timely Ethical Navigations articles.

A reminder to ALL PCACAC members to download and review The Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admissions also called GEPCA or The Guide. Have it handy for review and share with new staff. 

 What We Do

The Admission Practices (AP) Committee is responsible for educating PCACAC membership and the counseling community at large about NACAC’s Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission.

The Admission Practices Committee meets periodically, both online and in person to discuss education initiatives and trends around ethical practice in college admissions. We can provide and facilitate presentations related to ethical practice to school counselors and to both new and seasoned admissions officers. Based on the trends that we see in our region and nationally, we can suggest possible Guide updates to NACAC. Our committee is also responsible for creating education initiatives, such as the publication of Ethical Navigations, which will present a monthly hypothetical scenario and potential avenues to approaching the situation using the Guide.

At present, the Admission Practices Committee consists of experienced school counselors, college admission officers and independent counselors within PCACAC. We aspire to obtain equal representation of both secondary and post-secondary, as well as public and private institutions, which will include members from each of the 4 states within our region and the District of Columbia.

Ethical Navigations

PCACAC is excited to present Ethical Navigations, an educational effort to proactively explore issues that might face professionals involved in the college admissions process.

Our Members

PCACAC is proud to include over 1,000 members at colleges, schools and organizations who work with students and families from the region in navigating their transition to college. As part of membership, professionals involved with PCACAC agree that their institution will be in full compliance with the National Association for Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission. For questions about membership, please visit the Member Information section.