Admission Practices

Greetings from the Admission Practices Committee!

The RMACAC Admission Practices (AP) Committee investigates, with the assistance of the NACAC AP committee, allegations of violations of the NACAC Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP). When an allegation of violation is brought to the attention of the AP committee, the committee seeks to resolve these allegations by communication with the organization, individual, or institution who is alleged to be in violation and seeks to agree on alternate practices which will be in compliance with the statement; refers cases where resolutions of violations have not occurred in a reasonable amount of time; maintains confidentiality.

At its 2019 National Conference in Louisville, the NACAC Assembly voted to remove three provisions from the association’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP) that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) believes inhibit, to some extent, competition among colleges for students. The three provisions address offering exclusive incentives for Early Decision, recruiting first-year undergraduates who have committed elsewhere, and recruiting transfer students.

NACAC is currently under a moratorium of enforcing the CEPP, based on the DOJ inquiry. As this is still an active legal matter, and to honor the spirit of NACAC’s cooperation during the moratorium, NACAC’s legal counsel has recommended that the national Admission Practices Committee (and all affiliate Admission Practices Committees) not follow up on complaints about alleged violations of the CEPP.

Please contact the RMACAC Admission Practices Chairs Katie Carroll and Lynn Ossowski if you have further questions.

Inquiries regarding individuals and institutions that are not members of RMACAC should be sent to the AP Chair for the regional affiliate in which the school resides or to the NACAC Executive Director, 1050 N Highland Street, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201.