The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), is an organization of more than 26,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. Directors, deans, vice presidents, chancellors, program managers, and counselors working in colleges, universities, high schools, school districts, and community-based organizations are NACAC members. Independent consultants also comprise the membership.

The Journal of College Admission

NACAC’s digital quarterly flagship publication, The Journal of College Admission, offers readers resources from thought leaders tracking the pulse of college admission counseling; the foremost authorities on trends, data, and research; and members dedicated to ethical college admission.

Each issue is eblasted to more than 26,000 association members and subscribers.



secondary, postsecondary, independent education consultants, and others who support students in the college admission process

The Journal of College Admission


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Winter 2023Jan. 6, 2023Jan. 13, 2023Jan. 31, 2023
Spring 2023Mar. 1 , 2023Mar. 15 , 2023Apr. 20 , 2023
Summer 2023June 1 , 2023June 15 , 2023July 21 , 2023
Fall 2023Sept. 1, 2023Sept. 12, 2023Oct. 18, 2023


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Inside Front Cover$5,600$5,320 each
Full Page$3,605$3,300 each
Half Page$2,300$2,100
* All insertions are consecutive

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The Journal of College Admission Specs


Full Page8.5 x 11”
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Half Page7 x 4.75”
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  • Resolution of all photography and scanned illustrations must be at least 300 dpi. Line art should be 600 dpi.
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  • Using the bold, italic, or other style keys is not encouraged. Please use the bold or italic version of the font. (For example, instead of making Adobe® Garamond bold with the style key, use the actual font for Adobe® Garamond Bold.)
  • NACAC is not responsible for any errors in content.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Materials that do not meet the stated advertising specifications will be rejected.
  • Necessary alterations are the responsibility of and at the expense of the advertiser. All materials must be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines and meet the criteria stated in the advertising policy.

Bulletin E-newsletter







NACAC’s e-newsletter, the Bulletin, is delivered to all NACAC members. Published and emailed to members, the Bulletin keeps members abreast of the latest news in the profession and from the association.

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Retargeting campaigns allow you to deliver your banner or video ads to NACAC’s website visitors after they have left the website, as they are surfing their favorite news, entertainment, lifestyle, and business sites. When your banners or videos are placed in our retargeting program, your ads “follow” our visitors while they perform Google searches and visit other partner websites within Google’s expansive Search and Display Networks.

Provide your campaign budget and your ads will run until contracted impressions are met on NACAC’s websites. Submitting all materials as recommended will provide the highest placement rate and allow the system to best optimize your ad campaign for performance. Keep the message simple and the text as large and easy-to-read as possible.

Rate: $35 CPM

(min. 50,000 impressions)


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Display/Video Ad Retargeting:

Display banners for both desktop and mobile in all of these sizes:

  • 300×250
  • 160×600
  • 320×50
  • 728×90

Recommended Ad Formats:

  • .JPG or .PNG (Static Image) 
  • •.GIF (Animated – Max. 15 seconds of looping) 
  • Click-through URL

Materials are due two weeks prior to the campaign start date.

Digital Ad Best Practices

Establish a successful hierarchy by include these three essential elements in display ads:

  1. Value Proposition calls attention to the product or service and can include featured highlights, a special offer or pricing
  2. Call-to-Action (CTA) serves as an invitation for the user to click and should be attention grabbing
  3. Logo is essential to include in order to build brand awareness but should not be the focal point

Additional recommendations:

  • Use high quality assets within your ads. Images must be recognizable and relevant.
  • Don’t use too many words: Your ad may only get a moment of the reader’s attention.
  • Text must be legible. We recommend using sans-serif fonts, like Arial or Roboto, and keeping font sizes to 10 point or above.
  • Use the RGB color mode when designing.
  • Image resolution should be 72 DPI or higher.
  • Keep branding consistent. Landing pages should have the same branding as the banner ad.
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Digital Ad Deadlines

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Ad Submission Requirements

  • Send digital ad materials to: sendmyad@theygsgroup.com
  • When emailing us your materials, please include the client acronym in your subject line.
  • All advertisers are subject to review and publisher’s advertising policies.
  • Necessary alterations are the responsibility of and at the expense of the advertiser. All materials must be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines and meet the criteria stated in the advertising policy.

Guide to International University Admission

This annual guide responds to the growing desire among high school counselors to broaden undergraduate college options for students interested in studying internationally. It features country profiles and admission how-tos for top and emerging destination countries; as well as supplementary chapters covering other international study alternatives and applicability of US federal financial aid. The guide is sent to more than 26,000 NACAC members and advertised to NACAC’s audience of more than 60,000 social media followers. Of the 26,000 NACAC members, 16,000 are counselors and secondary school teachers. NACAC also shares the International Guide with International ACAC having 3,500 members in more than 140 countries.

Ad Close: July 17, 2023
Art Due: July 21, 2023
Releases: September 2023


Full Page$1,400
Half Page$800

Opening Half-Page Sponsorship

The reader opens the digital version of The Journal of College Admission and the half page ad is placed next to the cover.

Pop-Up Ads

The ad appears as the magazine or story loads and remains onscreen until closed by the reader.

Opening Half-Page Sponsorship$1,000 per issue, (non-exclusive, but limited to 2 per issue)4.25 x 11″ 
Entire image links to the URL of your choice
Pop-Up Ad$450 each, (non-exclusive, but limited to 3 per issue)300 x 250 px
Entire image links to the URL of your choice

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Terms & Conditions

All advertisements are subject to the approval of the Publisher.

Advertiser indemnifies The YGS Group and The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) against losses or liabilities arising from this advertising. The YGS Group assumes no liability whatsoever, except to the extent of a one-time paid advertisement of the same specification, in the next or similar publication, if any proven or admitted errors or omissions have occurred. Full payment is due net 30 days upon receipt of the invoice. Interest shall be charged at 2% per month compounded to yield 26.82% per year on overdue accounts. A charge of $30.00 will be levied against all returned checks. Revisions to previously submitted ad copy are subject to additional charges. In the event of a contract cancellation, the advertiser/or agency agrees to repay The YGS Group any discounts granted on multiple insertions less any discount applicable for the number of insertions completed in the contract. All cancellations must be received in writing prior to the advertising sales deadline. All premium positions are non-cancellable. Prices are net of agency commission. Ads may also appear in an online version of the publication(s). The YGS Group is not responsible for errors if a hard copy proof is not submitted with the electronic file. Sponsorships are non-cancellable.