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All Access – News for Members

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
12/22/2014
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.
Are Students Affected by Colleges’ Small Application Barriers?
12/08/2014
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, College Board Trustee and President, Franklin & Marshall College
12/08/2014
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.
Webinar on Access to Opportunity and the Native American Community
11/14/2014
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.
Trends in Higher Education Series
11/13/2014
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
11/10/2014
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.
President of the University of CA, Janet Napolitano
11/10/2014
Janet Napolitano, the 20th president of the University of California shared her thoughts on the key challenges facing higher education at Forum 2014.
Plenary Speaker Janet Napolitano, President, University of California
11/03/2014
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.
Chelsea Walsh (Roadtrip Nation); Jasmine Johnson; Jenny Rogers; Jason Manion (Roadtrip Nation)
10/30/2014
Live from Forum 2014: Meet Jasmine Johnson and Jenny Rogers from Roadtrip Nation.
Members learn and network at the Forum 2014 College Fair
10/29/2014
Each year, the Forum features a unique college fair in which counselors have an opportunity to meet with admission and financial aid officers from member colleges and universities across the world. Attendees are able to visit, ask questions, and build partnerships with representatives from a wide range of institutions.

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