Ways to Become A Member

High School Membership
Types & Requirements

CPCA Member and NAPCA Chapter Founder

One way is by becoming a NAPCA High School (HS) Chapter Founder and CPCA. In order to become a NAPCA HS Chapter Founder and CPCA, you will need to complete the Start a NAPCA Chapter Application, Apply for Admission to the CPCA Training and Certification Program, and complete and submit a New Member Online Form.

Note: This membership type is for CPCA members who are chapter founders.

 

CPCA & Chapter Founder Membership Requirements

    • Must Have at least a 2.7 Cumulative GPA or Higher (on a 4.0 scale) in their Academic Courses.
    • Must Complete at least One Academic Semester of High School with at least a 2.7 or Higher
    • Complete the Start a NAPCA Chapter Application
    • Apply for Admission to the CPCA Training and Certification Program
    • Complete and submit a New Member Online Form

CPCA Member and Non-Chapter Founder

The second way is by joining an active NAPCA HS Chapter and completing the steps to become a Certified Peer College Advisor (CPCA Member). Aspiring CPCAs must apply for admission to the CPCA Training and Certification Program and complete and submit a New Member Online Form.

Note: This membership type is for CPCA members who are not chapter founders.

 

CPCA & Non-Chapter Founder Membership Requirements

    • Must Have at least a 2.7 Cumulative GPA or Higher (on a 4.0 scale) in their Academic Courses.
    • Must Complete at least One Academic Semester of High School with at least a 2.7 or Higher
    • Complete the Start a NAPCA Chapter Application
    • Apply for Admission to the CPCA Training and Certification Program
    • Complete and submit a New Member Online Form

Affiliate Member

The third way is by joining the chapter as an Affiliate Member and completing an Affiliate Member Online Form.

An Affiliate Member receives peer college advising services through their participation in one of our college-going teams co-led by CPCAs. Additionally, an affiliate member is enrolled in NAPCA’s semester/year-long college and career readiness elective course or 3 week college and career readiness summer course.

 

Affiliate Membership Requirements

  • No GPA requirement. Open to all students school-wide.
  • Complete and submit an Affiliate Member Online Form.

Upload the following documents to the Affiliate Member Online Form

  • Letter of Interest answering the following:
      • Why you want to become an affiliate chapter member at your school?
      • What you hope to contribute as an affiliate chapter member to your school community?
  • Upload Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher or Counselor
  • Upload Required Participation Forms

(Visit studentleaders.napcaonline.org/chapter-resources to download required participation forms. Once you fill out the required participation forms, upload to the Affiliate Member Online Form.)

General Chapter Member

The fourth way is by becoming a General Chapter Member and completing the General Chapter Member Online Form.

General Chapter Members provide direct support to the chapter by getting involved in chapter committee work and helping promote chapter activities and events throughout the school year. Furthermore, general chapter members assist chapter officers with planning and implementing different chapter events and activities and identifying potential new chapter members. Additionally, general chapter members receive peer college advising services through their participation in one of our college-going teams co-led by CPCAs.

 

General Chapter Membership Requirements

  • Must Have at least a 2.7 Cumulative GPA or Higher (on a 4.0 scale) in their Academic Courses.
  • Complete and submit a General Chapter Member Online Form.

Upload the following documents to the General Chapter Member Online Form:

  • Upload High School Transcript
  • Upload a Letter of Interest answering the following:
      • Why you want to become a general chapter member at your school?
      • What you hope to contribute as a general chapter member to your school community?
  • Upload Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Upload Required Participation Forms

(Visit studentleaders.napcaonline.org/chapter-resources to download required participation forms. Once you fill out the required participation forms, upload to the General Chapter Member Online Form.)

Chapter Advisor Member

The fifth way is by becoming a chapter advisor and completing the Chapter Advisor Member Online Form.

Chapter Advisors consist of at least one school counselor, one teacher, one school administrator, and one parent. Chapter advisors are a supportive resource when the chapter needs help or advice and work within the school and community to further the mission of the NAPCA Chapter.

Chapter advisors, specifically school counselors and college counselors, offer CPCAs ongoing support. CPCAs and chapter advisors meet at least twice a month however, we highly recommend that CPCAs and chapter advisors meet more frequently than twice a month. CPCAs and chapter advisors meet to engage in problem solving conversations to identify the reasons for gaps in achievement, prioritize the key levers for raising achievement and students who need the greatest degree of attention, and develop actionable plans to increase the achievement of the prioritized group. Through these sessions, CPCAs develop the skills and practices to independently evaluate student outcomes, identify the root cause(s) of problems, and seek solutions.

 

Chapter Advisor Membership Requirements

    • Open to school administrators, counselors, faculty, parents, and other school staff.
    • Complete and submit a Chapter Advisor Member Online Form.

College Membership
Types & Requirements

CPCA Member and NAPCA Chapter Founder

One way is by becoming a NAPCA College Chapter Founder and CPCA. A CPCA member and NAPCA chapter founder is a part-time or full-time two- or four-year college student. In order to become a NAPCA College Chapter Founder and CPCA, you will need to complete the Start a NAPCA Chapter Application, Apply for Admission to the CPCA Training and Certification Program, and complete and submit a New Member Online Form.

Note: This membership type is for CPCA members who are chapter founders.

 

CPCA & Chapter Founder Membership Requirements

    • Must Have at least a 2.7 Cumulative GPA or Higher (on a 4.0 scale) in their Academic Courses.
    • Must Complete at least One Academic Semester of college with at least a 2.7 or Higher
    • Complete the Start a NAPCA Chapter Application
    • Apply for Admission to the CPCA Training and Certification Program
    • Complete and submit a New Member Online Form

CPCA Member and Non-Chapter Founder

The second way is by joining an active NAPCA College Chapter and completing the steps to become a Certified Peer College Advisor (CPCA Member). A CPCA member is a part-time or full-time two- or four-year college student. Aspiring CPCAs must apply for admission to the CPCA Training and Certification Program and complete and submit a New Member Online Form.

Note: This membership type is for CPCA members who are not chapter founders.

CPCA & Non-Chapter Founder Membership Requirements

    • Must Have at least a 2.7 Cumulative GPA or Higher (on a 4.0 scale) in their Academic Courses.
    • Must Complete at least One Academic Semester of College with at least a 2.7 or Higher
    • Complete the Start a NAPCA Chapter Application
    • Apply for Admission to the CPCA Training and Certification Program
    • Complete and submit a New Member Online Form

Affiliate Member

The third way is by joining the chapter as an Affiliate Member and completing an Affiliate Member Online Form.

An Affiliate Member is a part-time or full-time community college/two-year college student that receives peer college advising services through their participation in one of our four-year university transfer teams co-led by CPCAs. Additionally, an affiliate member is enrolled in NAPCA’s college elective course on transferring from a two-year to a four-year college.

 

Affiliate Membership Requirements

  • No GPA requirement. Open to all students campus-wide.
  • Complete and submit an Affiliate Member Online Form.

Upload the following documents to the Affiliate Member Online Form

  • Upload Letter of Interest answering the following:
      • Why you want to become an affiliate chapter member?
      • What you hope to contribute as an affiliate chapter member?
  • Upload Letter of Recommendation from a Professor or Counselor
  • Upload Required Participation Forms

(Visit studentleaders.napcaonline.org/chapter-resources to download required participation forms. Once you fill out the required participation forms, upload to the Affiliate Member Online Form.)

Chapter Advisor Member

The fourth way is by becoming a chapter advisor and completing the Chapter Advisor Member Online Form.

Chapter Advisors consist of at least one academic counselor, one admissions staff member, one financial aid staff member, and one faculty member. Chapter advisors are a supportive resource when the chapter needs help or advice and work within the school and community to further the mission of the NAPCA Chapter.

Chapter advisors, specifically school counselors and college counselors, offer CPCAs ongoing support. CPCAs and chapter advisors meet at least twice a month to engage in problem solving conversations to identify the reasons for gaps in achievement, prioritize the key levers for raising achievement and students who need the greatest degree of attention, and develop actionable plans to increase the achievement of the prioritized group. Through these sessions, CPCAs develop the skills and practices to independently evaluate student outcomes, identify the root cause(s) of problems, and seek solutions.

 

Chapter Advisor Membership Requirements

    • Open to school administrators, counselors, and faculty campus-wide.
    • Complete and submit a Chapter Advisor Member Online Form.