Admission Practices

As an affiliate of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, TACAC upholds the ethical standards put forth in NACAC's Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission. The TACAC Admission Practices Committee is responsible for educating membership about the various components of the guide and encouraging best practices to remain student-centered in our profession. 

"NACAC’s Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission is the conscience of our profession. It can guide our actions in the face of current and emerging pressures. It empowers us to build trust and find common ground while we work to ensure that every student’s dignity, worth, and potential are realized in the transition to postsecondary education. While this guide is intended to state what NACAC members believe are the best, ethical practices for conducting the admission process, we believe they are applicable to all admission professionals.” Preamble, Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission, September 2020  

Questions concerning the professional ethics and standards of conduct for admissions and secondary school members should be shared with the co-chairs of the AP Committee.

Training Opportunities:

How familiar are you, your team, or your institution with NACAC's Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission? No matter your level of expertise on the new guide, the TACAC Admissions Practices Committee is here to help! We have committee members across TACAC who are trained and knowledgeable about the new guide and ready to present it to you. Use this link to request a presentation from a member of our committee that includes a history of the guide along with interactive slides where your team can dig into real-life examples of ethical dilemmas in college admission.


Co-Chairs: Michaela Knipp, Trinity University, & Stevi Schuknecht, Veritas Academy

Get Involved:

To serve on a TACAC committee, please review all the TACAC committee descriptions and complete a committee volunteer application.