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Each year, you will find the National CCAA active and prominent at the National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC) Conference. Our annual reception is the premier event of the conference, and our membership meeting and breakfast offers our members access to research, enrollment strategies, networking and more.

Catholic Colleges Reception

The National CCAA hosts the National CCAA Catholic Colleges Reception, a memorable event alongside the annual NACAC conference. The casual event brings together nearly 1,000 secondary school and independent counselors and admission representatives from National CCAA member institutions for networking and conversation. Each year boasts remarkable entertainment, food and drinks, and an unforgettable evening.

The 2016 reception was held at the Franklin Park Conservatory.    

Please note: The reception is ONLY for secondary school counselors, independent counselors, transfer counselors from two-year/community colleges, and admission representatives from National CCAA member institutions.  Tickets are non-transferable, and you must wear your NACAC badge and carry your reception ticket with you. 

UPDATE: Sept. 12, 2016: Due to an overwhelming number of registrations and limited capacity, we have had to close down registration for the event. 

High school and independent counselors can stop by our booth in the NACAC Exhibit Hall (#210) for information about the National CCAA.  

Member institutions: please send an email here if your staff members have not registered. 

Member colleges and universities:  Be a reception sponsor! This is an outstanding way to promote your institution to nearly 1,000 counselors.  UPDATE: The printing deadline (Sept. 1) for sponsor lists has passed, but you can still sign up to be a sponsor and receive the biggest sponsor benefit: the list of counselors who attended and their contact information.  We cannot guarantee that we will be able to feature you on every promotional item, but we will try. Thank you. 

Click here for 2016 sponsor benefits >>

Click here to sign up to sponsor >>

List of 2016 reception sponsors (as of September 1, 2016) >>

More about the Catholic Colleges Reception >>

Membership Meeting and Breakfast

The annual National CCAA membership meeting and breakfast typically takes place on the Thursday morning of the NACAC conference, right before the official start of the conference. In the past, these meetings have involved research presentations demonstrating the value and benefits of Catholic higher education to assist admission professionals with their enrollment strategies. The meetings also serve as an opportunity for members to meet National CCAA board members and other admission colleagues from Catholic colleges and universities across the United States.

The 2016 annual membership meeting was a great success. Whiteboard Higher Education presented the results of its national study on parental influence of students admitted to Catholic colleges and universities this fall. 

Registration information for the 2017 membership meeting will be sent to National CCAA members end of summer 2017.

Please note: Only admission staff from National CCAA member institutions are invited to the annual membership meeting. 

Previous presentations and research at past membership meetings >>

Exhibit Booth

The National CCAA annually staffs a booth in the Exhibit Hall of the NACAC Conference. Stop by to pick up your reception ticket (advance registration required), say hello to board members, and connect with us. We love meeting with our members!