Make plans now to join us in Seattle for the annual NCAG conference. The conference features national college and admissions speakers and interactive seminar sessions. Join other professionals from across the country and the world to learn more about current issues in higher education. Optional college tours pf University of Washington and Seattle University are available.

What will the 2019 NCAG Annual Conference include?
The NCAG conference promises to be a very informative conference, featuring the following presenters:
  • Peter Van Buskirk, renowned author (The Admissions Game) and speaker will be leading the opening session, HotSpots, Hooks and Hidden Agendas: An Inside Look into the College Admissions and Financial Aid Process.  
  • Financial aid and admissions experts, Rick Diaz (Southern Methodist University) and Christine Hollman (Southwestern University) will be leading mock admissions and financial aid committee exercises.
  • Other speakers, small group discussions and more are planned for the conference.

What have others said about the NCAG conference?
Many past participants of the NCAG conference share their thoughts on the conference:
  • "Seattle will be my 4th consecutive NCAG conference. There's no way I'd miss it!  Why? LEARNING. I learn from the presenters multiple resources or practices or knowledge that changes the way I serve my families. From the colleges I visit, I learn what's out there that wasn't on my radar (schools or programs), I get yet another perspective on how my students are evaluated; my clients value knowing I get on campuses. By visiting a new place each year, I learn and see something else of our great country. Networking I learn from others in the field and most importantly, over the years they have become my friends; I'd never miss an opportunity to catch-up with them at the conference."
    • Lisa Marker-Robbins
  • "The annual conference is the educational highlight of my year. The speakers bring unparalleled information and insight. A plus is the friendships I have made over the years. I've been to every annual conference since my first year in NCAG and count each as A+."
    • Dr. George Gately
  • "Over the past 10 years, I have had the privilege of attended many of the NCAG Conferences.  To me there are 3 things that make our conferences standout from the rest. First, our diverse membership brings a refreshing mix of members, who focus on college admissions or funding or providing other college related services, so the conversations are awesome.  Second, the themes of our conferences are always terrific and reflect the needs of those who attend. And third, the size, price and location are just right. I love going to the NCAG Conference each year and I can't wait for Seattle!"
    • Dan Bisig
  • "NCAG Annual conference is a conference I will not miss. It is my opportunity to network and collaborate with IECs, Financial Professionals, and many other education professionals who are dedicated to college admissions and how to pay for college. It is the most valuable conference for my college practice. I look forward to 2019 Seattle."
    • Jessica Lamb, CCFS, Raleigh NC


Save money by registering early!  See registration rates below.

Registration Type Member Nonmember Dates
Earlybird Registration $350 $420 until March 31, 2019
Regular Registration $410 $480 April 1-30, 2019
Late or Onsite Registration $525 $595 May 1- 12, 2019

  • Some meals are included in registration
  • Hotel registration is not included, You much register for the hotel separately
  • College tours are not included. You must register for the college tours separately.

NCAG membership can have great value for you!

NCAG Mission

Provide education and resources for college planning professionals, students and families.

Helping you help others

NCAG is accepting new members and is growing quickly. Membership is inexpensive, but the information that you gather and community that you will form will be invaluable as your practice continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of those you serve.


The NCAG is a member-driven organization. We look to our members to take an active part in NCAG by electing board members, working on committees and doing presentations if they wish.