The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants promotes high ethical standards and professional development amongst graduate admissions consultants, increases public understanding of graduate admissions consulting, and enhances communication with complementary organizations and entities. Our membership is comprised of over 130 representatives from 14 countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Denmark, India, Israel, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and Ukraine.  Inspired by the collaborative spirit and camaraderie of the consultants who attended Tuck School of Business’s Conferences for International Educational Consultants in 2005 and 2006, Linda Abraham of Accepted.com and Ricardo Betti of MBA Empresarial (Brazil) joined with Graham Richmond of Clear Admit and Maxx Duffy of Maxx Associates to form a not-for-profit association to set industry standards for graduate admissions consultants. In November 2006, AIGAC was officially incorporated in the State of California.


AIGAC 2015 MBA Applicant Survey Results Release

You can now view the presentation slides that present the key findings from the AIGAC Applicant Survey


Board Elections

We are soliciting nominations for Board of Director candidates to run for three seats that commence August 1, 2015 for three-year terms.  The following minimum qualifications and criteria for nominating and selecting candidates have been established:

Minimum Qualifications for AIGAC Director Nominees 

  • AIGAC Individual Consultant or Business Organization member in good standing.
  • At least three years experience as an admissions consultant.
  • At least six months participation on an AIGAC committee.

Nominating Guidelines and Procedures

  1. Directors and voting members of AIGAC may nominate themselves or another qualified member as prospective candidates to run for the Board as described below in #2.
  2. Nominations must be submitted by July 10, 2015 to shiela@aigac.org and accompanied (or submitted shortly thereafter by nominees who are nominated by another member) with the following:

A statement from the nominee addressing the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in serving on the AIGAC Board of Directors?
  • What specific qualifications, skills, or experience would you contribute to the Board?
  • What do you hope to get out of serving on the Board?
  • What experience, if any, do you have serving on similar Boards of Directors?
  • What level of time commitment can you make to the Board?

To nominate yourself or someone else, please email the required information listed above to Shiela Locatelli-Wallace, AIGAC Executive Director via email (shiela@aigac.org), before July 10, 2015.

Please Note: only one person per company or consultancy may serve on the AIGAC Board of Directors at any given time.

Should you have any questions or need additional information about the AIGAC Call for Director Nominations, please contact Shiela Locatelli-Wallace.

The first step towards a board position is to volunteer for one of our committees, or even to suggest a new one if you have great plans or ideas that don’t quite fit into our current structure. Our current committees (and current chairs in parentheses) are Membership (Scott Shrum), Governance (Anna Ivey), Survey (Vince Ricci & Scott Shrum) and Conference (Candy LaBalle & Rachel Korn). Please get in touch with the committee chairs if you’d like to get involved.


Thank you London Business School, INSEAD, Judge Business School at Cambridge University and HEC Paris who hosted our conference for 2015.

You can also check out https://twitter.com/hashtag/aigac15 to see thoughts and highlights shared from this years presentations and tours.


AIGAC Member Resources

AIGAC Members have access to all past Applicant Survey Data and Webinars in our Members-Only Resource Center.

From recent webinars, we have developed a great collection including CEIBS, ESMT, Forte Foundation, Georgetown McDonough, Harvard Kennedy School, Prodigy Finance, Vanderbilt, and Veritas Prep

Visit our members-only resource library at http://member.aigac.org/resources



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