Admission Practices Committee

Chair: Kathleen VossGeorgia Institute of Technology (VA)

Vice Chair:  Amy Moffatt, Towson University (MD)

Committee Members:

  • Candace Ashton, Sandy Spring Friends School (MD)
  • Corey Fischer, Fredericksburg Academy (VA)
  • Mike Nixon, University of Maryland (MD)
  • Julia Ross, Professional Tutoring, LLC (VA)
  • Jake Talmage, St. Paul's School for Boys (MD)

What We Do...

The Admission Practices (AP) Committee is charged with an annual review of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission and of the monitoring procedures that are used when a member institution of NACAC makes a formal complaint of an ethics violation against another member.  The AP Committee is expected to be aware of evolving new practices and procedures within the admissions counseling community and to recommend appropriate changes in the Guide to the NACAC Admissions Practices Committee.

When Admission Practices complaints are filed against institutional members of the Potomac and Chesapeake affiliate of NACAC, the AP Committee is the body which investigates those charges using the SPGP as its guideline and complying with NACAC monitoring guidelines.  The identities of the institutions and individuals involved in a formal complaint are made known only to the AP Committee members and are otherwise anonymous. If the Committee determines that a violation has occurred, it will recommend appropriate action to the NACAC AP Committee.

At present, the Admission Practices Committee consists of experienced school counselors and college admission officers within PCACAC representing both secondary and post-secondary as well as public and private institutions, and includes members from each of the five states within our region.

Questions about possible SPGP violations may be directed to the AP Committee Chair. To make a confidential complaint, please complete the following form:


PCACAC is proud to include over 902 members at over 425 colleges, schools and organizations who work with students and families from the region in navigating their transition to college. As part of membership, professionals involved with PCACAC agree that their institution will be in full compliance with the National Association for Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission. For questions about membership, please visit the Member Information section at