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Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council is a council established by the College Board and The council consists of around 90 incredible students from across the US, and abroad, who are passionate about education and dedicated to improving all the elements of the high school experience to better serve the needs of students from all backgrounds.

The College Board is trying to clear a path for students on the road to college. This means they need ideas from actual students on how to make it happen. In the process, Student Advisors also get to develop business skills such as decision-making, teamwork, and idea incubation.

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Join the Youth Advisory Council

Who is eligible to be a Student Advisor?

We’re looking for students who:

  • Are in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, or their first year of college.
  • Have taken or are planning to take the PSAT, SAT, or ACT and/or are current, former, or future AP students, and/or use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.
  • Are passionate about improving the college planning process to make higher education more accessible to all young people.
  • Are able to commit 30-45 minutes every two weeks during a six month period.

What kind of things do Student Advisors do?

  • Complete 15-30 minute online surveys every other week.
  • Participate in two 1-hour Google Hangout discussions during a six month period.
  • Highly involved members may have some additional opportunities. Past opportunities have included participating in news interviews about preparing for college, receiving invitations to serve as a student ambassador at College Board conferences, and being featured on College Board social media.

How do you apply?

Student Advisors are carefully selected by the College Board and each year. Generally, applications are accepted in August. Decisions are sent out via email shortly after the application closes. Complete an application here!