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How to Access, Understand, and Use PSAT/NMSQT Scores

This post originally appeared on the Forbes website on Jan. 12, 2016. Read the original here.

Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College and College Board Trustee

Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College and College Board Trustee was featured in an article on, produced by the Hechinger Report about his work at Paul Quinn College, transforming the institution and bringing it back from the financial brink.

College Board Signs Joint Statement on Prior-Prior Year

The College Board joined five other education organizations to author a joint statement supporting the use of prior-prior year income information for the FAFSA.

November is National American Heritage Month.

Last November marked the 25th anniversary of Native American Heritage Month. This yearly celebration provides a platform for Native Americans throughout the U.S. to share their culture and traditions. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, we’re highlighting two professional programs at the College Board that focus on supporting Native American student success.

Prior-Prior Year Action Plan

On December 2, the College Board's Board of Trustees unanimously decided that CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE will move to accept prior-prior year income information. This means that beginning with the 2017-18 financial aid cycle, PROFILE, the Institutional Need Analysis System (INAS), Institutional Methodology (IM), and the FAFSA, will all use prior-prior year tax information as the basis for assessing a family’s financial need.

Getting to Know Ericka Miller, College Board's new Chief of Membership, Governance, and Higher Education
All Access got to chat with incoming Chief of Membership, Governance and Higher Education Ericka Miller about what drew her to the College Board, and how to choose the right climate for your next travel adventure.
"Explore College" Night at Ballou High School Gets Rave Reviews by Staff and Students
The “Explore College” night event at Ballou High School in Southeast Washington, D.C., held as part of Forum 2015, was a success for students who wanted to learn more about financial aid and college admission, as well as for College Board staff.
Director of Financial Aid at Indiana University
Jackie Kennedy-Fletcher, director of financial aid at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., talks with All Access about her Forum experience.
Challenges and Opportunities in the College Application Process
Considering the struggling state of the economy and the rising costs associated with college, it’s no wonder that Wednesday’s “Contemporary Issues in Admission and Financial Aid” session at Forum 2015 was standing-room only.
James Gaeta, director of financial aid at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas
During this year's Forum, College Board All Access will occasionally highlight interviews with attendees to get their thoughts on the event and the work they're doing in their institutions.