Membership Information

The Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling is a non-profit professional association consisting of over 450 professionals from secondary and post-secondary institutions dedicated to serving students transitioning from high school to college.

Members

RMACAC members work to promote high standards in the college admission process by exchanging ideas, sharing common goals and preparing counselors to serve students in the transition from high school to college.

Membership Benefits

As an RMACAC member, you are entitled to various benefits:

-Regional college fairs

-Annual spring conference

-Membership listserv

-Mentorship program

-RMACAC newsletter

-Government relations activity

-Human relations and multicultural concerns

-RMACAC conference grants

Membership Options

The RMACAC region includes the following states: AZ, CO, NM, UT & WY

Membership is offered annually from July 1 – June 30.

Membership is by individual, not by institution or organization.

Fees

$30 ($35 after November 1)

    • High school counselors
    • Retired professionals
    • Students

$45 ($50 after November 1)

    • College/university counselors
    • Independent counselors
    • Non-profit professionals
    • For-profit organizations
    • Non-Affiliated Professionals
Voting members include:
  • Primary and secondary schools within the RMACAC region listed in resources approved by the Executive Board.
  • Not-for-profit two and four year colleges, universities and other post secondary institutions within the RMACAC region. Regional admission counselors (institution located outside the RMACAC region), but who live within the RMACAC region can be voting members.
  • Not-for profit organizations within the RMACAC region whose primary activities consist of providing counseling, admission or financial aid services to students, college admission counselor or financial aid professions.
  • Individuals including  independent education consultants or counselors who are self-employed or employed by a company within the RMACAC region, or who perform the majority of their professional duties in the RMACAC region, who provide counseling, admission or financial aid services to students and/or their parents.
  • Independent Counseling Professional: For Professionals who are college consultants in private practice who are self-employed or employed by a company providing counseling, admission, or financial aid services to students and/or their parents. RMACAC requires that NEW (not renewing) Independent Counselors complete a recommendation form. The recommendation will be kept on file and you do not need to complete another for renewal of membership in subsequent years.
    *** NEW and RENEWING Independent Counseling Professionals must also have:
    – A bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited, not-for-profit college or university.
    AND
    – Current membership beyond student level with one of the following:  Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), or National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
    OR
    – Full-time college admission counseling experience in a U.S. regionally accredited college/university/secondary school or not-for-profit organization.
  • Persons who were employed at a voting member institution or organization in the RMACAC region during the current year or immediately preceding membership year who are no longer employed by any member or member-eligible institution.
Non-voting members include:
  • Primary and secondary schools outside the RMACAC region listed in resources approved by the Executive Board.
  • Not-for-profit two and four year colleges, universities and other post secondary institutions outside the RMACAC region.
  • Not-for-profit organizations outside the RMACAC region whose primary activities consist of providing counseling, admission or financial aid services to students or to college admission and financial aid professionals.
  • Organizations that provide products and/or services to the counseling, admission, or financial aid professions or in support of students in the transition from post secondary education.
  • Individuals including persons employed by non-voting member institutions and organizations, independent educational consultants or counselors who are self-employed or employed by a company outside the RMACAC region or who perform the majority of their professional duties outside the RMACAC region, who provide counseling, admission or financial aid services to students and/or their parents, students who are seeking careers in counseling, admission or financial aid services.
  • For-Profit Organizations:  For professionals who work for a business, not including educational institutions, that promote access to higher education. Businesses may provide products or services to college admission professionals or students. Must have been in business for the past three years. This category does not include Independent Counseling Professionals.
  • Persons who were employed at a voting member institution or organization outside the RMACAC region during the current year or immediately preceding membership year who are no longer employed by any member or member-eligible institution.

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