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Top 10 Things You Should Know About the SPGP

  • March 4, 2016

(Known as the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice) By Sandie Gilbert Admission Practices Committee Co-Chair #10. The SPGP is divided into 2 sections: Mandatory, (with Interpretations), and Best Practice #9. The professional “Code of Ethics” in the Member…

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Different Sides Of The Desk, Same Purpose

Different Sides but the Same Purpose

  • January 8, 2016

By Stephanie Szczepanski, Saint Louis University As we start 2016, I can’t help but reflect on what a crazy, busy year 2015 was for the counseling profession. So many things happened last year that have changed the way we will all…

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Ten Things Every Student Should Know Before May 1st

  • March 22, 2013

By the Admissions Practices Committee As admissions decisions hit both mailboxes and email accounts, there will be many students looking for advice about what to do next prior to May 1st. The Admissions Practices Committee would like to provide some…

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How Does the Admission Practices Committee Work?

  • January 31, 2011

With all due respect to Dan Brown and the Da Vinci Code, the Admission Practices Committee is not a secret society that meets in a hidden underground bunker somewhere in Illinois. Committee members are not a collection of zealous policing agents who are constantly on the prowl for violators of the Statement of Principles and Good Practice (SPGP). Instead, it is a committee designed to help educate all players involved in the college search and decision process about the principles and guidelines that have been established by the membership of the National Association of College Admission Counseling.

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