Welcome to the official page for the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors!

We are a group of hard working, fun loving individuals, passionate about higher education. Our ranks span from all over the great state of Virginia. Read more about our values, interests, and development of members here! VACRAO members are excited to welcome students to the great state of Virginia whether they are from near or far. Each institution represents a unique facet of Virginia Higher Education.   



SAVE THE DATE: December 12-14, 2018
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Membership renewal emails were sent 6/26. If you believe you should have received one and did not, please email [email protected]

VACRAO membership is institutional with over 750 members in our ranks. Members include individuals employed in the areas of admissions and registrar fields. Any institution of higher education may apply for membership of VACRAO. Currently, 283 institutions are enrolled in VACRAO. We look forward to expanding our ranks and helping students across the country and world find the best fit school for them.

2018 Domicile Workshops

Hear updates on rules and regulations on domicile from Lee Andes, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at SCHEV.  There are 3 locations to choose from.  Register here today! 

  • Thomas Nelson Community College:  Monday, June 25th
  • Hollins University: Friday, July 13th
  • University of Mary Washington:  Friday, July 20th

Registration and Coffee from 9:00-9:30am

Program end time: 3pm


2018 VACRAO New Counselor Workshop

Join us for the New Counselor Workshop on Tuesday, August 14th at Randolph Macon College.  The New Counselor Workshop is designed for new admissions personnel.

This year we are excited to offer a mentorship component for all attendees! Members of the New Counselor Workshop Committee will be available throughout the year to help in any way you might need them. Whether you just got off the phone with an angry parent for the first time, don’t know how to handle a certain situation, or simply want to chat, we’ll be happy to help! More details will be covered at the workshop.

Registration link to come.

2018 VACRAO Registrar Workshop

Join us for the first annual Registrar’s drive-in workshop at Longwood University on Friday, July 27th, with registration beginning at 9am. Topics to be covered: New Senate and House Bills, Transcript Notation, General Data Protection Compliance, and a Roundtable Discussion.

Register online at  http://www.cvent.com/d/zgqs6k.


Call for Journal Submissions:

The Journal Editorial Board is planning The SACRAO Journal for 2018 and is asking the SACRAO membership to help. If you know of research or best practices that may be of interest to our membership, please encourage those involved to consider writing an article for the Journal.  Has research already been conducted for your institution or a graduate level course?  This is also an option for submission.  We urge the submission of manuscripts as soon as possible, but no later than August 1, 2017.  For submission guidelines visit the Invitation for Authors on the SACRAO website. If you are interested in submitting an article for the Journal, have questions, or want to discuss a manuscript idea, please contact the Journal Editor Dr. Ginnifer Cié Gee at 210-458-7552 or [email protected] 


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