A note to our members: Our response to the executive order on immigration
A note to our members: Our response to the executive order on immigrationCollege Board Communications
College Board President and CEO David Coleman sent the following message to College Board employees on January 30 about the recent executive order on immigration.
"The College Board and our members are committed to delivering opportunity for every young person globally, no matter where they live or what their faith. One way we can secure this mission is to help colleges find and reach students who have aspirations for higher education. Both domestic and international colleges recruit students by partnering with the College Board to find and engage academically qualified students who have given their permission. As long as the recent executive order on immigration is in effect, the College Board will enable participating international colleges to connect for free through our Student Search Service with students from the seven affected countries and refugee families. Given that the path to studying in the United States may be blocked for some time, it is our duty to ensure these students have a wide set of opportunities for higher education. The College Board will also make a contribution to the International Rescue Committee to fund a college counselor to provide free advice to affected students and families so they can make the best college choices possible. Our mission calls us to do what we can to ensure that all students, everywhere, take the opportunities they have earned."