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Counselor Resources

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College Board Overview

PDF Icon2016-17 Counselor Webinar Series (.pdf/3.55MB)
Continue your professional development and receive CEUs throughout the year by attending these one-hour topical webinars. Over 30 offerings provide information on a range of topics, including college admission, college financial planning, counselor leadership, the SAT Suite of Assesments, and much more.

PDF IconCollege Advising Essentials Volume 1 (.pdf/6.84KB)
This 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 IconCollege Advising Essentials Volume 2 (.pdf/721KB)
Volume 2 of the College Advising Essentials booklet is new for the 2016-2017 school year. This version focuses on the college exploration and selection process and includes ten handouts for students and parents.

PDF IconFinancial Aid Essentials (.pdf/914KB)
This booklet provides information, resources, and tools that counselors can use with their students and families as they advise them through the financial aid process. The handouts are topical and created for specific audiences including students, parents, and counselors. 

PDF IconNew Quick 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®

AP Program Guide (.pdf/1.79MB)
This is the booklet that has everything a counselor needs to know about the Advanced Placement Program. From updates for the 2016-17 school year to detailed information regarding AP, this guide is the best single resource for the counselor’s library.

AP with WE Service
Learn about our program that combines the academic challenge of AP with WE'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: Resources and Support Materials
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 Coordinators
The AP Coordinators section of AP Central contains a wealth of information and resources for AP Coordinators and proctors.

Advances in AP
A site designed to support educators, with information on key changes within AP, including revisions and updates to several courses in each discipline and the introduction of new courses. The site also includes information on the AP Program’s exploration of initiatives that join AP students and educators with additional opportunities for success.

AP Computer Science Principles Toolkit
Free resources to help bring AP CSP to your school and communicate the value of computer science to fellow educators, students, and parents.


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.



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

PDF Icon2016-17 PROFILE Student Guide (.pdf/60KB)
This guide provides the basic information needed to complete a PROFILE application.

PDF IconFinancial Aid Essentials (.pdf/914KB)
This booklet provides information, resources, and tools that counselors can use with their students and families as they advise them through the financial aid process.  The handouts are topical and created for specific audiences including students, parents, and counselors. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions about CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
Fee Waivers (.pdf/503KB)

A brief overview of PROFILE fee waivers including frequently asked questions. 

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

Score Resources for Counselors
This booklet was created for school counselors to help access, understand, and use the scores available through our online reporting portal. In addition to providing important information for counselors, handouts are provided for students and families to help them make the most of their scores.

College Board Online Reports for Educators
Educators have access to detailed score reports through a powerful online score reporting system to includes scores from every test in the SAT Suite of Assessments and the SAT Subject Tests.

K12 Assessment Reporting Help

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

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

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.

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.

SAT Score Converter  
Use the SAT Score Converter mobile app and online tool to compare scores on the new SAT, the old SAT, and the ACT.

Important Dates
View dates and deadlines for all SAT Suite assessments.



Student Search Service®

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

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

Administering Exams with accommodations

Tips for Educators