12 Reasons to Stay in Illinois 2014-2015 (PDF)

This document is an admissions guide for the state universities in Illinois. It provides counselors with current information about each state university, while the accompanying chart presents comparative admission, cost, curricula, and other relevant information.

State Universities in Illinois - At a Glance 2014-2015 (PDF)
This document provides a summary of minimum high school course requirements for admission of freshman to Illinois public universities.


The Admission Essay

The Admission Essay is the newsletter of Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling. Submit an article for publication. Inform us of a job change or promotion to be published in the Movers & Shakers column.


College Admission Update

The College Admission Update communicates up-to-date, key information about colleges and universities to high school counselors, students, and parents.  Published annually in September, the Update is an important resource that allows counseling professionals to have vital statistics and information for a large number of institutions at their fingertips.


College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students

The College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students is designed to provide assistance to the high school counselors in Illinois who work with undocumented students. It is our hope that through outreach and greater access to accurate information, college will be possible for all who want to attend.


College Day/Night Calendars

 The College Day/Night Calendars include listings for college fairs sponsored by ICE (Illinois College Exposition), NACAC, the City of Chicago, and community colleges hosting transfer programs. These calendars are available to the public.The calendars listing IACAC-­approved programs and a comprehensive calendar that lists all programs are available to IACAC members only.


High School and Community College Visit Guide

The High School and Community College Visit Guide contains a listing of all Illinois high schools and community colleges, as well as the contact personnel and visitation policies for each school. It is a valuable resource when scheduling recruitment visits.


Step by Step / FCCT Manual

NACAC’s has combined the Guiding the Way to Higher Education: Step-by-Step to College Workshops for Students curricula with resources from the Families, Counselors and Communities Together (FCCT) manual to create the new Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities.


Summer Enrichment Programs for Students

A crowd sourced list of summer enrichment programs for students. Colleges are encouraged to submit their programs to the list.