Membership Benefits and Eligibility
- Develop a network of higher education advocates in Wisconsin
- Participate in professional development and career enhancement opportunities
- Receive member rates at our smaller, intimate WACAC Conference or the bi-annual MIDWest Conference with Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas' ACACs
- Send your newest admissions counselors to our New Counselor Institute
- Participate in our new live monthly webinars and access the archives
- Receive full access to resources on our website
- Stay up-to-date with communications regarding our profession
- View current job openings
- Receive emails on upcoming events and higher education news
- Read our membership newsletter, The Clarion
- Receive professional recognition with WACAC's annual awards
- Be eligible for the IDEA Scholarship and Project Possible Grant. To receive the IDEA scholarship, high school students must attend a WACAC member school and then continue on their education at a WACAC member institution.
- Voting membership in WACAC shall be extended to the following: Any two- and four-year colleges, universities, and other postsecondary education institutions which are not-for-profit, which are accredited, and which are in agreement with the purposes of the WACAC. A member postsecondary institution shall be represented by a person charged with responsibility for counseling of admitting its students. Each member institution shall have one vote.
- Any individual primary or secondary schools which are in agreement with the purposes of WACAC. A member school shall be represented by a person charged with the responsibility for guiding students in planning for postsecondary education. Each member institution shall have one vote.
- Any organizations, agencies, or institutions which are not-for-profit and provide postsecondary counseling, admission, and financial aid services and, further, the purposes of which are in agreement with those of WACAC. Such a member shall be represented by an officer charged with the responsibility of performing services related to the counseling or admission of students. Each member institution shall have one vote.
- Any not-for-profit primary or secondary school districts or college or university systems which are in agreement with the purposes of WACAC. A member district or system shall be represented by a designated person charged with the responsibility for services related to the counseling or admission of students for postsecondary education. Each member district or system shall have one vote.
- Any individual whose professional activities in the area of counseling, admission, or financial aid services are at a member institution. Each individual member shall have one vote.
- Any retired individual who was actively engaged in providing counseling, admission, or financial aid services whose purpose is in agreement with those of WACAC. Each such individual shall have one vote, but such individuals shall be exempted from the base number used to calculate the quorum.
- Any individual who is not affiliated with a WACAC member institution, but works for a non-profit accredited institution based in another state and provides counseling, admission, or financial aid services for postsecondary education, whose professional objectives are consistent with the purpose of WACAC. Each individual shall have one vote.
- Any individuals who are independent educational consultants or counselors and are self-employed or employed by a company providing counseling, admission or financial aid services for post-secondary attainment to students and/or their parents, whose professional objectives are consistent with the purpose of WACAC. Each individual member shall have one vote.