All Access – News for Members
Join us at the ninth annual Prepárate™ conference, March 9-10, 2015 in New Orleans, LA to discuss strategies to increase the preparation, access, and college completion of Latino students, the fastest-growing student population in our public schools.
More than 60 representatives from college access organizations gathered Dec. 10 at the College Board’s New York Office to participate in the first-ever SAT® Transparency Summit. The purpose of this daylong event was to share information about the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT® and SAT and begin discussions about how college access organizations can best use Khan Academy’s tools and resources.
Colleges frequently change their application fees and application essay requirements, and it turns out that students strongly respond to these relatively small costs in the application process. Our new paper, “Screening Mechanisms and Student Responses in the College Market,” we find that requiring a college application essay decreases the number of applications received at that college by 6.5%. We also find that increasing the application fee by 10% corresponds to roughly a 1% decrease in applications.
Daniel R. Porterfield, President of Franklin & Marshall College and College Board Trustee co-wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on new partnerships between Bloomberg Philanthropies, the College Board, and other college access organizations to build a new cadre of advisers who, over five years, will use technology to help as many as 125,000 more highly qualified low- and moderate-income students pursue college opportunities.
As part of the College Board’s recognition of Native American Heritage Month, members joined Steve Colon, Vice President of Access to Opportunity and Wendell Hall, Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy for a webinar focused on the work of the College Board’s Access to Opportunity Initiative, and how it can better serve the unique needs of the Native American community.
The College Board has officially released two new reports: Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid. The Trends in Higher Education series provides insight into national trends in college pricing and financial aid. The data on college prices and student aid included in these reports create a context for evaluating public policies designed to increase educational opportunities.
Douglas L. Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs, dean of admissions and financial aid and associate professor of public policy and higher education and accepted his nomination as chair of the College Board’s Board of Trustees, and gave remarks about the exciting precipice on which the organization stands during the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Members.
Janet Napolitano, the 20th president of the University of California shared her thoughts on the key challenges facing higher education at Forum 2014.
University of California (UC) President Janet Napolitano addressed College Board Forum 2014 attendees last Wednesday, sharing her vision for supporting higher education’s mission to expand access to opportunity.
Live from Forum 2014: Meet Jasmine Johnson and Jenny Rogers from Roadtrip Nation.