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Oficina de Puerto Rico y America Latina

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History of the Puerto Rico and Latin America Office

On Feb. 15, 1964, more than 11,000 nervous high school seniors went to 53 public and private schools across the island of Puerto Rico to take a college admission examination. Whether or not they were fully aware of the significance, these students were participating in a truly historic event that would transform the transition-to-college process on their native island and substantially influence college admission throughout many parts of Latin America.

This event — the first-ever administration of the Spanish SAT — was made possible by the founding of the College Board's first office outside the continental United States: the Puerto Rico Office. From its humble beginnings, the office evolved into a highly effective education organization whose impact and influence on education continues to be felt throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

Read about the history of the College Board's Puerto Rico and Latin America Office: