Welcome to PCACAC to members and future-members alike.

PCACAC’s mission is “to support and advance college admission professionals as they guide their institutions, students, and families in an ethical manner.” In other words, while our members are dedicated to serving their students and families, we are dedicated to serving the counselors, admission officers, and other professionals involved in the college admission process.

To serve our members, PCACAC works closely with NACAC and other affiliates. We have over 850 active members from Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and the District of Columbia. We sponsor various professional development programs, advocate with state and federal lawmakers, communicate regularly, and provide resources to underserved populations. More specifically, we host Special Interest Groups (SIGs), hold an Annual Conference to be in College Park, MD in May, advocate for counselors at state and national “Days on the Hill”, sponsor a Student Support Grant Program, post relevant news and information on our e-newsletter, the Anchor Splash, and much more!

This year, we will be building on the historic strength of PCACAC. These efforts are best highlighted in our work to update PCACAC’s Strategic Plan. While the plan is still being finalized, there are four primary building blocks, or Anchors: Advocacy and Inclusion, Value-added, Legacy, and Membership. Watch for more information throughout the year.

Whether learning about these efforts or about our ethics, membership or organization, the PCACAC website has a wealth of information. If you have questions, please contact us. We want to get you involved!

Jake Talmage
PCACAC President


John E. (Jake) Talmage
Director of College Counseling
St. Paul’s School
11152 Falls Road
Brooklandville, Maryland
[email protected]