Government Relations & Advocacy 

Negotiation and Navigation in a Post-Naviance World

The unexpected and sudden announcement that Hobsons was pulling Naviance out of the international market caught everyone by surprise. International ACAC continues to support the membership in their transition to a new platform.

On March 7, 2018, a webinar was held to help international counselors in this process. There are a number of things to consider when selecting a comprehensive tool to serve students and a counseling office in a post-Naviance world. The webinar panelists discussed how to determine your school's needs and then research systems that best meet those needs. Information is provided on how counselors can advocate up, budget and then implement one of the comprehensive college admission platforms.

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slides

Alternatives: Comparison Chart

This chart, also developed by Dale Ford, compares the features of different software platforms to the features that Naviance provided. Companies were included if they support international students and counselors with searching and applying to universities in multiple countries. There are additional companies, but those that focused on only one country were not included.

Next Steps: Reviewing Products

Once you have completed a needs assessment and determined what you are seeking in a platform, you will want to contact companies for more information, a demonstration, and cost details. A platform that is a “best fit” for one school may not fit another school’s needs. Talk to other counselors, join the conversation in the International ACAC Facebook group, and take the time to determine which platform works best for you.

The following products support international students and counselors in searching and applying to universities in multiple countries. Contact them to arrange a demonstration and to get more information. If you are a representative of one of these companies and would like to provide a link to an online demo of your product, please send details to

Summer Conference: Options in New Orleans

A number of opportunities be will available to International ACAC counselors at our 2018 Conference in New Orleans. In addition to registration information, the Conference website will include details about:

  • Related educational sessions
  • Vendors scheduled to be in the Exhibit Hall

Ongoing Advocacy Efforts on Behalf of our Members

Equity in Standardized Admissions Testing

2017 Advocacy Efforts

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Testing Advocacy

2017 International ACAC Statement Calling for Equity in Standardized Admissions Testing for Students Worldwide
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2017 NACAC Statement Revisiting Recommendations to Testing Organizations
2016 NACAC Recommendations on Ensuring Integrity in College Admission Testing