International ACAC and its namesake, OACAC, will be having a big birthday -
all grown up at 25!

We are planning a year-long birthday celebration,
culminating at the summer conference in New Orleans,
hosted by Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans.

Our History 2/5 Grants Birthday Contest


Our History

Over the past 25 years, we have experienced exciting growth in our membership, have hosted unparalleled annual summer conferences, and provided networking and professional development resources for thousands of educators in our field. 

The Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling was founded in 1992 when a group consisting of primarily European counselors approached NACAC about the creation of an affiliate regional organization that would represent their needs. Over the years OACAC has continued to grow, becoming incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2001. In 2016, the organization rebranded itself as the International Association for College Admission Counseling. To see our full history, please visit the History of International ACAC page.


2/5 Grants: February 5, 2018 

We welcome our members to submit applications for micro-grants to celebrate our 25th Birthday on February 5, 2018. Members are encouraged to gather locally to create their special celebration, and may apply for a maximum amount of $250. 

The 2/5 Grant application is now open.
Deadline extended to January 12th, 2018! 

Birthday Contest

Please consider joining the celebration now by taking a "Happy Birthday" photo or making a short video clip. You could even win a prize, as well as the recognition of your friends and fellow members!

  • Take a photo or video that showcases your location. Choose a spot that features your high school, university, or organization's name, or an attraction or landmark unique to your neck of the woods (Eiffel Tower, Great Wall, Grand Canyon, etc.).
  • Since submissions will be shown on a loop and may not always be audible, please make sure that your message is visually strong.
  • Video submissions must be under 30 seconds in length.
  • Limit to one entry per/member.

Prizes will be given in the following categories:

  1. Birthday Wishes
    These submissions should feature birthday-related items such as a cake, party hat, card, song, etc.

  2. Friends & Family
    Facilitate "global interaction" through your photos and videos!

  3. Wish You Were Here
    Capture the essence of what makes your location special.

  4. School Spirit
    From sporting events to service traditions, show us why you love your institution or organization.

  5. Back in the Day
    Share a memory from an early event or past conference. The older, the better!
*Special consideration will be given to those wearing/using OACAC or International ACAC gear. Now's the time to put on your OACAC Conference T-shirts and pull out your International ACAC pens!

Members are encouraged to submit entries on an ongoing basis.
The deadline to submit is April 1st, 2018.

OACAC of Years Past

First Websites