Admission Practices

Admission Practices & Common Admission Terms

A concern for the ethical treatment of students in the school-to-college transition and the awarding of scholarships provided the moving force for the creation of the National Association for College Admission Counseling in 1937. The creation of a Code of Ethics was one of the early actions of members of NACAC. Over the years the Code was revised and updated many times. Today it exists as The Statement of Principles of Good Practice. Every state and regional affiliate of NACAC has an Admission Practice Committee, the purpose of which is to educate the membership about the various components of the Statement and to provide an enforcement mechanism for the Statement. Charges of violations are reported to the Admission Practices Committee Chair who in turn investigates the allegation. Once the Committee has decided to move forward with an investigation, the Committee itself becomes the alleger. In all cases the confidentiality of the person who made the initial claim is maintained. All correspondence is kept confidential as well.

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

EFC – Expected Family Contribution

COA – Cost of Attendance

CLEP – College Level Examination Program

AP – Advanced Placement

IB – International Baccalaureate

NCAA – National Collegiate Athletic Association

GPA – Grade Point Average

PIN – Personal Identification Number


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Admissions Practices Chair:

For more information, please contact:

Charlie Hungerford, Associate Director of Admissions
Mercy College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Southwest Baptist University
4431 South Fremont Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Phone: 417.820.3272