History and Mission

History of AIGAC: What You Would be Helping to Build

The core concept of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) can be traced back to an initiative that the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University adopted in the spring of 2005. Inviting graduate educational consultants from eighteen countries, the Tuck School of Business held the first-ever “Conference for International Educational Consultants.”

One year later, the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) invited three major consulting companies, to co-present a session entitled Admission Consultants: Love ‘em, Hate ‘em, Use ‘em. During the presentation, the consultancies announced their interest in forming 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.

In the years since, AIGAC has hosted annual conferences, bringing together several stakeholders in the graduate school application process. Our organization has created a valuable sense of community for our members who ascribe to standards that protect graduate school applicants.


AIGAC Mission Statement

AIGAC provides insight and transparency into the graduate admissions process and promotes ethical standards and professional development among our members and stakeholders worldwide.