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Membership Overview

More Than a Membership... We Offer a Partnership

The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management

Looking for Professional Growth?

NAGAP, The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the concerns of individuals working in the graduate enrollment management environment.

Membership in NAGAP provides an opportunity to network with professional colleagues at all sizes and types of institutions: large and small, public and private, secular and non-secular.

The annual conference, development institutes, The Exchange, membership directory, weekly NAGAP News, Perspectives newsmagazine, mentor program, and chapter affiliations all help facilitate communication among members.

The mission of NAGAP is to engage and advance Graduate Enrollment Management Professionals by promoting excellence and collaboration through education, research, and professional development.

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Membership Benefits

The Three Top Reasons to Join NAGAP



Our members tell us time and time again that networking is the #1 reason they joined and remain a member of NAGAP. As a member, you have access to the expertise and experience of GEM professionals from around the US, Canada, and abroad. you can connect at the annual Summit through volunteer opportunities or with a local chapter or special interest group.



You can reach new heights in your career and increase your value with your organization. Through our professional development opportunities, survey reports, and research, NAGAP can help you realize that greater success.



You have access to NAGAP's publications and research reports. They deliver up to the minute news and information most relevant to the GEM profession via The Exchange (NAGAP's online community) or NAGAP News (the weekly newsletter) so you are prepared to tackle any challenge. 

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Pathways to Leadership

As you consider your future involvement with NAGAP, it may be helpful to see examples of how some of our colleagues have navigated their individual paths toward NAGAP leadership.

Leadership comes in many forms, and all forms help professional organizations like NAGAP sustain and grow into the future. Whether you explore opportunities at the chapter or association level, your contributions help the association continue to thrive in an ever-changing higher education landscape. From presenting an education session to committee membership to chapter officer roles to running for an elected governing board position, there are opportunities to lead in a variety of ways. As demonstrated by these Leadership Profiles, the journey to becoming a leader in NAGAP can take many shapes.

There are many paths to leadership within NAGAP. We encourage you to engage with NAGAP and take the first step to finding yours.

GEM Summit

Annual Conference

This is the only meeting of its kind! Held each spring, this is the largest gathering of graduate enrollment management professionals under one event that offers education, advocacy, research, news, networking, and fun!!


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More Reasons to Join


Professional Development Institutes - Members get a discounted rate to participate in these education-focused events. The institute plans three each year: new, advanced, and a topic-specific deep dive.

Podcast - Learn about the latest and greatest in graduate enrollment management and keep up on what's happening with NAGAP through a convenient and free social platform.

Webinars - Access past and upcoming webinars including presentations by experts in their field on timely topics.

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National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) – Accessible from the NAGAP website, use this Education Bill Tracking Database to keep up with the bills that affect you.


NAGAP Perspectives – This member-only publication is the news magazine for graduate enrollment management professionals, published three times per year on relevant topics and news including law, government, research, and education.

NAGAP News – Members have the advantage to stay informed on timely issues on what they care about. This weekly electronic publication provides the latest news and information, as well as educational offerings, graduate school information, job openings, and much more!


Leadership and Volunteer- Members are encouraged to be active. Many opportunities are available to get started, including joining a committee, helping with events, or special projects.

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Research  - Gain access to research information and reports on important topics that impact in graduate schools.

Graduate Enrollment Management Compensation Analytics Tool (GEMCAT) -Exclusive to NAGAP members, this tool allows you to tailor your salary search criteria to fit your specific needs. Leverage this national dataset specific to the GEM field to improve your wage analysis and ensure success.

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Community Connection

Membership Directory - Connect with your peers, search for institutions, and find other members!

Chapters Affiliation – Engage with chapters in your region! NAGAP members have the opportunity to participate in chapter activities and special interest groups.

The Exchange  – Interact with other members in NAGAP's online networking platform.

Meet Our Members

NAGAP membership offers access to a diverse network of more than 1,150 GEM professionals from around the United States and the rest of the world. Here, meet some of our talented members and volunteers. Let their stories of professional development, personal connections, and organizational engagement inspire your path forward with NAGAP!

"NAGAP has been a real game-changer for me. It has helped me stay informed on new trends coming, connected me to vetted vendors I now use, and perhaps best of all, it has led me to peers who have become great friends and confidantes who can relate to and help me tackle my everyday work challenges. I value this network so much!"

Trista W.
NAGAP Member Since 2012


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