HECA Standards and Ethics Statement

The mission of the Higher Education Consultants Association is to support independent education consultants as they work with students and parents during the transition into higher education by providing professional development, advancing ethical standards of conduct and promoting equity and access to higher education for all students.

In light of this mission, the HECA Board of Directors has approved a Statement of Standards of Ethics for HECA members.

Guided by the core values of ethical counsel, integrity, respect and confidentiality, HECA members pledge to act in accordance with the following Principles and Standards:

Standards for Working with Students and Families
Standards with Respect to Relations With High Schools and Colleges
Standards with Respect to Relations with Vendors
Standards for the Educational Consulting Profession
Code of Conduct for Individual Consultants

If you feel that an educational consultant has violated the HECA Standards and Ethics policy, please review our suggested steps for resolving ethical matters or submit an ethical concerns report online.

Printable version of HECA Standards and Ethics Statement
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