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Join the College Board

As a College Board member, your organization is part of a network of more than 6,000 organizations worldwide committed to equity and excellence in education. Members include high schools, districts, colleges and universities, higher education systems, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Member Eligibility Requirements 

To become and remain a College Board member, organizations pay annual dues of $400, adhere to the College Board policy of nondiscrimination, and meet the following requirements, specific to organization type.

  • Secondary and higher education institutions must be accredited and use one or more College Board programs.
  • Secondary districts and higher education systems must include an institution that meets membership eligibility criteria, demonstrate interest in the work of the College Board, and encourage schools in their district or system to become members.
  • Government agencies and nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status, have been in operation for two or more years, have a mission that aligns with and supports the College Board mission, and have the endorsement of a College Board staff member or member organization professional.

Application Process

Complete an Application

Applications are accepted and reviewed all year. If provisionally approved, organizations with an application under review are given pending member status. Pending member status lets you and your staff benefit from member pricing ahead of our next membership election. New members are officially elected each October at the College Board Forum.

Member Dues

An annual fee of $400 guarantees benefits for all professionals at a member organization. New members aren't billed until November, after their formal election at the Forum.