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Angela Garcia offers students an inside look at the college planning resources available through Big Future, and provides tips about how to get started with the college planning process.
Growing Momentum for AP Credit Policies in the States
Last Thursday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law HB3428, legislation requiring all Illinois public colleges and universities to award credit to students who submit scores of 3 and higher on AP Exams. This is just one of many recent advances in AP funding and credit policies of late, and represents growing support at the state level for expanding AP opportunities.

AP Microeconomics is currently undergoing review to ensure that it reflects the most current scholarship and advances in the field of economics and that the exam assesses current college-level expectations. The College Board is sharing an initial draft of the AP Microeconomics course materials and is asking for feedback to ensure that both the course and exam present a balanced view that does not favor one school of economic thought over another.

Advisory Panel on Student Opportunity Gives a Behind-the-Scenes look at taking AP Courses
The APSO is a group of high school and college students who provide their perspective to the College Board on our programs and how we can work together to increase college and career readiness for students. Hear more about the APSO panel at the recent AP Annual Conference in Austin, TX

In the last 24 hours, leaders in Connecticut and New Hampshire have announced their states plan to administer the SAT to all juniors, beginning in Spring 2016.


Students looking to build a career focused on helping people better manage and understand their finances have a new scholarship opportunity available to help them reach their goals.


Jack Buckley, senior vice president of research for the College Board joined Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer and moderator Colonel Susan Bryant in a special session on innovation and education during the Military Child Education Coalition’s 17th National Training Seminar held in Washington D.C.


If you know a teen who will be a high school junior or senior this fall, you know a teen who should be thinking about the college application process this summer. As former head counselor in Georgia’s DeKalb County Schools, I saw 95 percent of my advisees go to college, so I know the difference early college planning can make. It allows students to break the application process into manageable chunks and eliminates the pressure of having to do everything all at once.

Mapping the Digital Divide: Internet access across America displayed on the ConnectHome page at

On July 15 President Obama, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced the launch of ConnectHome, a national collaborative effort that will bring access to broadband internet, technical assistance, and digital literacy training to students living in public and assisted housing across America.

An Inside Look at the AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Standard Setting
The redesigned exams for AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 (the algebra-based Physics exams) were administered for the first time in 2015, and this was also the year that the College Board convened Standard Setting panels for these two exams. Read on to learn more about what goes into the standard setting process.