Professional Associations

American Counseling Association (ACA)
The ACA, the world's largest association representing professional counselors, provides resources including webinars, publications, journals, and conference education sessions.

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
ASCA supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

Review the updates for the new edition of the ASCA National Model.  Are you a "Model School Counselor"?

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
ACES emphasizes the need for quality education and supervision of counselors in all work settings through professional development activities and publications on current issues, relevant research, proven practices, and ethical standards.

College Access Consortium of New York (CACNY)
CACNY is a network of CBOs, schools, and colleges, which provides college planning resources in order to assist New York City's young adults to gain college access.

  • new! The Big Apple College Fair in sponsorship with the College Access Consortium of New York (CACNY) will be hosted on Saturday, October 25th from 1 PM--4 PM at the Jacob Javits Center, Hall 1A.  A flyer is available (here).

College Board
The College Board is a private company, which administers the PSAT and SAT exams, as well as the Advanced Placement program.

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)
NACAC is an organization of more than 13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
The NBCC is an independent not-for-profit credentialing body for counselors.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
The mission of the National Board is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching.

National Career Development Association (NCDA)
NCDA inspires and empowers the achievement of career and life goals by providing professional development, resources, standards, scientific research, and advocacy.

New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) 
NYSACAC, the state affiliate of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), joins a unique community of admissions and counseling professionals working together towards the common goal of helping students achieve post-secondary success.

New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA)
NYSSCA’s mission is to unite, represent, and support professional school counselors in New York State as they provide academic, personal/social, and career services for their students.

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
NYSUT is is a federation of more than 1,200 local unions, each representing its members who work in, or are retired from, New York's schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities.

Disclaimer: The NYC Department of Education does not endorse and is not responsible for the policies and practices of external partners.  All work with external partners should be conducted in accordance with the Chancellor's Regulations.