Graduate, Adult, Professional Studies & Seminary

NACCAP expanded its membership to graduate, seminary and degree completion programs in 2000. Recognizing the GAP population faces unique challenges, NACCAP provides specialized services to encourage and support GAP members.

Professional development opportunities include monthly webinars, regional meetings, graduate admissions fairs, and a GAP track at our national conference geared toward generating leads, marketing strategies, benchmarking research, and sales training. Our goal is to create a vibrant networking community of like minded individuals who are committed to refining their trade and growing professionally.


GAP Group - Please join the GAP group and be a part of ongoing discussions and forums pertaining to topics and challenges specific to GAP admissions. You will also have access to a library of GAP resources. If you have an article, webpage link or information that is valuable, please share it by adding it to the resource library.

Group members will need to be signed in to access this group. If you would like to create a profile and be a part of this group, please click here.

GAP Webinars - Every month, we will host virtual sessions to address topics geared toward our GAP audience. Previous webinars include Graduate Enrollment Recruitment, Graduate Enrollment Planning, International Recruiting, Incoming Enrollment Planning, and Leading Through Uncertainty. Upcoming Virtual Sessions will focus on GAP Research and Benchmarking, Digital Lead Generation, and Marketing Strategies. To view past webinars and/or register for upcoming webinars, click here.

If you have an idea for a webinar or would like to present yourself, please contact Denise Cunningham, GAP Coordinator at

GAP Research and Benchmarking (Past Results and Current Projects) - NACCAP partners with Tim Fuller, founder of Fuller Higher Ed Solutions and longtime leader of the NACCAP Enrollment Research Project, to explore trends in GAP recruiting, staffing, and budgeting.

Denise (Bartos) Cunningham discovered her passion for Christian higher education as an undergraduate student at Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY), where she majored in Psychology, played soccer, and went on her first mission trip. The professors she encountered challenged her to view the world through a Christian lens and taught her that "all truth is God's truth."

Denise started her admissions career at her alma mater where she spent 8 years recruiting undergraduate students and obtained her Master's degree in Higher Ed from Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA). She then headed to Houghton College (Houghton, NY) for a three-year stint as the Resident Director of Gillette Hall and then to Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) as an Associate Director of Admissions. While at Regent, Denise received her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership & Management. She then moved on to become the Director of College Counseling at Norfolk Christian Schools (Norfolk, VA).

Denise currently resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and two bonus children. She serves as an adjunct professor in Regent's School of Education teaching doctoral classes in Supervision & Professional Development, Adult Ed Policy, and Program Planning for Adult Learners, and is the Director of Enrollment for the Batten Honors College of Virginia Wesleyan University. Always passionate about championing the cause of Christian higher education, Denise is excited about the opportunity to support the GAP community with new initiatives, professional development, and encouragement!

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