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NACAC publishes guide on how to work with agents

US association NACAC has published a guide on working with education agencies for its 14,000 members, designed to ensure they understand the principles of accountability, transparency and integrity that the association says must be used if pursuing a commission-based international recruitment policy. A guide for parents is also planned.

Recruitment strategies focus of OACAC

Recruitment strategies, managing relationships with agents and understanding secondary education ladders were at the forefront of over 80 educational sessions at the recent Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) 21st annual conference earlier this month.

NACAC says “yes” to agent use

After more than two years of debate, the National Association of College Admission Counselling (NACAC) has made a groundbreaking decision to allow its 13,000 members to use commission-based education agents to recruit international students. At the organisation's conference in Toronto this weekend, the governing assembly voted 152-47 to change NACAC's Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

US schools get “amber light” for agent use

US schools have been given a cautious go-ahead to use commission-based agents to recruit international students, after a report commissioned by the National Association of College Admissions Counsellors (NACAC) proposed that its members could, but should not use them. However, it also calls for new rules to ensure agents are used ethically.

Rapprochement during NAFSA agency debate

The debate within the USA on the use of agencies in international student recruitment has evolved, with the question being 'how' rather than 'if'. At a recent NAFSA session, Director of Public Policy and Research at NACAC said, "Agencies are something that is real and NACAC has no problem with that."

NACAC names student recruitment commission

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has named the members of its commission on international recruitment practices that will decide the fate of US-oriented education agents in 2013. They announced their goal was to be "as open and inclusive as possible".