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College Board Overview

Removing Barriers for Underrepresented Students with the Access to Opportunity Program (Video)
Find out how Access to Opportunity initiatives like the All In campaign are
helping underrepresented students participate and succeed in challenging
course work.

PDF Icon2015-16 Counselor Webinar Series (.pdf/3.55MB)
Continue your professional development and receive CEUs throughout the year by attending these one-hour topical webinars. Over 40 offerings provide information on a range of topics, including college admission, college financial planning, counselor leadership, the redesigned assessments, and much more.

PDF IconCollege Advising Essentials (.pdf/1.72MB)
This newly designed booklet is a collection of handouts that counselors can distribute to students as they discuss the various aspects of the college admission process. The tear-out pages make it easy to make multiple copies.

PDF IconCounselor Resource Guide to the Redesigned Assessments (.pdf/1.24MB)
This 60-page booklet for counselors provides detailed information about the new SAT Suite of Assessments. It also includes handouts for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

PDF IconQuick Reference Guide (.pdf/609KB)
A quick reference guide to critical dates and programs from the College Board. This printer-friendly and condensed PDF puts all the test dates, fees, registration and contact information, and much more at your fingertips.

Access to Opportunity™ (A2O™)
A set of targeted initiatives designed to identify and break down barriers that prevent students — particularly low-income college-ready students — from applying to and enrolling in colleges that best fit their academic credentials and where they can succeed and thrive.

FREE, comprehensive college planning website that improves the college planning process for all students.

Why Not Us?
The College Board, in partnership with Roadtrip Nation, created the compelling Why Not Us? documentary. Follow the journeys of four young people—all first in their families to go to college—as they roadtrip across the country to interview inspiring individuals who were also first in their families to pursue higher education. Counselors can download the documentary, companion discussion guide, learn about the students, and view a five-minute promotional trailer.


Advanced Placement®

Free AP Resources for Students, Parents, and Educators (Video)
Get an overview of the latest developments in AP and hear how the AP YouTube channel can support teachers in your school.

Launching AP’s Innovative Computer Science Course and Service-Learning Initiative (Video)
A continuation of what’s new in AP, including the upcoming AP Computer Science Principles course and enhanced AP Exam security.

AP with Service
Learn about our new pilot program that combines the academic challenge of AP with Free The Children's model of service-based learning to enhance students' leadership skills, analytic ability, and civic responsibility.

AP Students Website
An online home for AP students that provides student perspectives on the AP experience, information about AP courses and exams, access to AP scores, and a college credit policy search tool.

Share AP
A page for AP Coordinators, teachers, school counselors, and administrators with resources to inform and inspire students and parents about AP.

AP Coordinator Community
An online collaboration space where AP Coordinators can connect with colleagues, share resources, and discover and exchange ideas.

AP Testing Area
The Testing area of the College Board professionals website contains a wealth of information and resources for AP Coordinators and proctors.

Advances with AP
A site designed to support educators, with information on key changes within AP, including the redesign of several courses in each discipline and the introduction of new courses over the next few years.



Understanding ACCUPLACER and Its Study App (Video)
Learn the benefits of the new free study app that helps students practice for ACCUPLACER tests.

Students and professionals can easily access ACCUPLACER tools and resources.

Prepare for ACCUPLACER
Students can improve their academic skills by taking advantage of the learning tools that ACCUPLACER offers.



Propelling Students Forward with CLEP (Video)
Help traditional and nontraditional students alike earn college credit and save money with these credit-by-examination tests.

College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP)
Interactive CLEP website where students and professionals can easily access resources on the CLEP program.

CLEP Exams
Inform students of what to expect on CLEP exams and preparation materials.

CLEP Materials for Students
Keep your students and staff informed about CLEP with an array of free brochures, bulletins, posters, and more.


Financial Aid

Navigating Financial Aid with CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (Video)
The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE helps financial aid officers determine which
students will receive institutional financial aid, and how much they’ll

Financial Aid Myths and Tips (.pptx/4.74MB)
This PowerPoint presentation will help dispel some common misconceptions about financial aid and provides a list of valuable online resources for students and parents.

PDF Icon2015-16 PROFILE Student Guide (.pdf/505.83KB)
This guide provides the basic information needed to complete a PROFILE application.

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
The fast, easy, convenient, and secure way to apply for financial aid.

Net Price Calculator
Help your students find clear, customized, and consistent information about college costs.

BigFuture™ Pay for College
Comprehensive information on financial aid, from how to apply to understanding college costs.

BigFuture™ Scholarship Search
Students can find scholarships, other financial aid, and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.


SAT Suite of Assessments

Focusing on a Few Things that Matter Most: The New SAT Suite of Assessments (Video)
The SAT Suite of Assessments can help prepare all students to be college and career ready. Find out how.

Supporting Student Achievement Starting in 8th Grade: The New SAT Suite of Assessments (Video)
A continued overview of the SAT Suite of Assessments, including the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 8/9.

Offering FREE World-Class Test Practice at Khan Academy (Video)
Learn about free, personalized, SAT practice from Khan Academy, SAT and
college application fee waivers, and new scholarship opportunities.

Redesigned SAT Presentation
This Powerpoint presentation has key information related to the redesigned SAT and is designed to be used when presenting to parents and students.

PDF Icon Redesigned PSAT/NMSQT Presentation (.pdf/4.84MB)
This Powerpoint presentation has key information related to the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and is designed to be used when presenting to parents and students.

SAT Suite of Assessments for Educators
A range of information, resources, and tools are available to support educators as they prepare their students to take the redesigned SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9.

SAT Resource Center for Educators
Featuring the SAT Counselor Toolkit, this site has everything you need to get students ready for test day and beyond. Includes: student and parent outreach templates, test security information, a college planning presentation, SAT Counselor Registration Report access, SAT Subject Test fee and fee waiver information, and much more!

SAT Student Site
Everything your students need to know about the SAT.

SAT Downloads and Materials Ordering
Download SAT publications and view important information such as the Counselor’s Guide to SAT Program Fee Waivers.

PDF Icon Advising and Admission Handbook (.pdf/1.66MB)
Comprehensive information regarding the SAT and SAT Subject Tests for educators to assist students on the path to college.

AP Potential™
Expand access to rigorous courses. AP Potential is a free web-based tool that allows schools to generate rosters of students who are likely to score a 3 or higher on a given AP Exam.

PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 Ordering
An education professional account that offers access to many College Board programs and services, including PSAT/NMSQT.

College Board Online Reports for Educators
Educators will have access to detailed score reports through a powerful online score reporting system that will grow to include scores from every test in the SAT Suite of Assessments.

Learn More About the PSAT/NMSQT
For more information about PSAT/NMSQT administration, scholarships, and benefits.

Exploring the Services for Students with Disabilities Program
Help students with disabilities and their families through the process of applying for testing accommodations.

Student Search Service®

Shining a Light on Prospective Students with Student Search Service

This secure opt-in program helps students connect colleges that are a good
fit for them, as well as a host of scholarship opportunities.

Student and Parent Portal
An online resource to help students and families understand Student Search Service®. It includes information on what students can expect to receive from more than 1,000 colleges and scholarship programs, how to opt in, and what we share with participating colleges.


Services for Students with Disabilities

Exploring the Services for Students with Disabilities Program (Video)
Help students with disabilities and their families through the process of applying for testing accommodations.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Website
Find information about accommodations, documentation guidelines, and process.