Becoming a NACADA member means joining the ranks of 14,000 professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students. Members enjoy various benefits, discounts, and opportunities within the organization and its many services and resources.

NACADA values you, your work, your professional development and your membership. The Association strives to continue to provide timely content and new opportunities for professional development and we are committed to doing so for years to come. NACADA remains the connector to all things academic advising. The source for advisors of all academic and student service levels. Our virtual and in person events and professional development opportunities continue to be paramount to our members. Your membership supports all areas of the Association.

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is higher education’s premier association for the advancement of student success through excellence in academic advising. Leaders of institutions, advising administrators and advising professionals turn to NACADA for an array of services ranging from professional development and networking opportunities to our current publications and consulting services based on decades of evidenced-based research.

Membership Pricing

General Membership


For Individuals employed by an accredited higher education institution.

Institutional Membership


One person- a designee employed by an accredited higher education institution who may receive discounts on NACADA events and resources. A NACADA institutional Membership provides benefits for one person and is transferable to another advising professional, should the original institutional member leave their advising position. Institutional membership also:

  • Supports institutional accreditation
  • Satisfies grant requirements
  • Communicates institutional support of high-quality academic advising experiences for its students.

Associate Membership


For Individuals not employed by an accredited higher education institution.

Student Membership


For Individuals who are students and are not employed full time by an accredited higher education institution.

Retiree Membership


For individuals who are retired but actively contribute to the field of academic advising

Membership Benefits


Involvement & Leadership


Global Advising Network


Professional Development




Library of Publications


Event Discounts


Consulting Services


Research Grants


Position Announcements


Advising Communities


Awards Program


Guided Career Support