DAY 1 Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
2:30–3:45 p.m.Beyond the Numbers: Why You Want the “Data People” at the Table
Learn how professionals at four institutions have helped stakeholders understand the context and nuance of data to make strategy and policy decisions.Counselors and College Board Opportunity Scholarships
This interactive workshop will show counselors how their students can earn chances to win scholarship money while taking basic college planning steps.FAFSA Completion: A Critical Step in the College Enrollment Process
FAFSA Completion: Initiatives that are moving the needle.High-Impact Signature Work in Advanced Placement
Expert AP teachers and AP with We Service share innovative high-impact practices that boost the first-year momentum aligned to college engagement and success.Implications of Racial Discrimination for Students of Color
This session examines how participation in a precollege access program influences how students respond to experiences of racial discrimination.Improving College Match for Talented, Lower-Income Students
This session shares new insights about the practices that can improve college matching for talented, lower-income, and first-generation students.No Labels!
Join an expert panel to understand the additional challenges faced by LGBTQ youth and the role of school counselors.Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to Increase College and Career Options
Participants will learn to create a schoolwide practice plan to increase SAT scores for students using College Board’s Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®.Rewarding Go-Getters: K–12 Strategies to Clear a Path to College
This panel will spotlight tools and strategies used by winning districts in the Great City Schools–College Board Opportunity Scholarships Challenge.Roundtable: Military-Connected Students: Veterans, Spouses, and Their Children
This panel will discuss the strengths of military-connected students and how to improve recruiting, admissions, and college success.What to Do When Financial Aid Alone Won’t Move the Needle
The presidents of Agnes Scott College and the College of Wooster present perspectives on how market-informed institutional strategy can positively impact enrollment results including net revenue.What’s Next for Your Undocumented Students? A Systems Approach for Leaders
Participants will use a systems approach to build capacity in their districts to support undocumented students throughout the college process.You Want Me to Recruit Where?
Learn how Texas Tech University uses multiple tools available from the College Board to plan recruitment travel and research high schools in a new territory.
4–5:15 p.m.Beyond Tuition: Getting to the True Cost of Attendance
Multiple stakeholders will share how they tackle the complexities of indirect expense calculations and how those costs are communicated to students.Changing Tides: International Student Decision Making and Mobility
Patterns in international student mobility are shifting. How can universities identify, recruit, and attract qualified international students?College Is Unaffordable. Is Free College the Answer?
Mounting evidence demonstrates that college is unaffordable for potential students. Is free college the answer to the growing affordability divide?Community College Success: Student Perspectives & Institutional Practices
Showcasing student and institutional perspectives on community college success and the structures, services, and practices that enable it.Elevating the Mission: How Higher Ed Can Support K–12 Counseling
UT Austin will share what they’ve learned and suggest how other states can leverage higher education to support college and career counseling.Examining Bias in Curricular Materials
The presenter demonstrates how to use "The 7 Forms of Bias Protocol" to thoroughly vet instructional materials for bias and address it when identified.Expanding College Access Through Community, Insight, and Joy
Learn how Common App and Reach Higher together are improving pathways for students by addressing logistical and systemic barriers to college access.Holistic Review and Public Institutions: A UC Case Study
In this session we explore strategies to help public institutions implement holistic review policies, using the University of California as a case study.K–12 Instruction from Student Results
PSAT and SAT results are not just for college admission anymore.This session shows how portal data can be used to guide K–12 instruction.New Aid Directors Speak Out
New financial aid directors reflect on the joys and challenges of their new positions.SAT Validity Research: Sharing Insights from Studies Hot Off the Press
This session will review recent SAT validity research examining relationships between SAT scores, college performance, and retention to second year.Scholarships that Change Lives: Using the PSAT-Related Assessments to Create Opportunity
Leading national scholarship organizations and College Board outline the effects of their data-based partnership and opportunities for students.Stop, Collaborate, and Listen!
Collaboration across district personnel at all levels supports the needs of a diverse student population and leads to significant student success.The Art and Science of Advising: Using Data to Drive Student Outcomes
College Board has piloted a set of tools to support counselors that combine data with evidence-based interventions to drive better student outcomes.Transcript and Profile Considerations in the Age of the ECD
The Environmental Context Dashboard has not diminished the importance of transcripts and school profiles. Both are more important than ever.
DAY 2 Thursday, November 7, 2019
7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
10:45 a.m.–NoonAP Computer Science Principles for Students with Disabilities
This panel session will feature three experienced computer science high school teachers whose students are blind, deaf, or learning disabled.Collaboration in Spite of Competition (What They Don't Tell You)
This session will focus on how teamwork, collaboration, and information sharing can contribute to success for competing institutions.College Readiness: Promoting Equity and Excellence Through Partnerships
The session will discuss a groundbreaking partnership of high school counselors and college advisors to increase college readiness.Comparing Admissions Approaches Across International Higher Ed Contexts
The world of higher ed opportunities is expanding. This session will help counselors guide students to right-fit global universities across borders.Emergency Aid: A Critical Component of a Holistic Student Success Model
This session will cover the development of Florida International University’s Emergency Aid program and provide an overview of successful strategies and lessons learned.Identifying Talent and Potential Using Noncognitive Admissions Measures
This presentation describes enrollment leaders' efforts using noncognitive measures that go beyond traditional admissions metrics.Legal and Ethical Issues for School and College Counselors
This session will guide participants in an examination of legal and ethical issues in the dynamic college admissions process.Measuring Educational Disadvantage: Research and Practical Use
Researchers and practitioners will detail the components of educational disadvantage and how admissions is integrating this data in decision-making.New Data on Indigenous Scholars' Financial Need and College Choice
Indigenous Education Inc., home of the Cobell Scholarship, shares data from a multiyear study of Indigenous students' financial need and college choice.Purpose & Partnerships: Mental Health Strategies for Higher Education
This session will focus on strategies related to mental health from a public health and system-level perspective.Roundtable:Beyond the Buzzwords: What It Means to Truly Center Students
An interactive roundtable with Texas higher education professionals working to shift policies, practice, and culture to ensure student success.This Wasn't in the Manual: How We Managed and Led Through Crisis
Hear a discussion of selfless acts of courage, support, public statements of compassion to those impacted, but what does it really mean to lead through a crisis?Value of Clarity: Communicating Aid & Access from Recruitment to Graduation
In this session financial aid professionals share their experience working with admissions, advising, retention, and other campus colleagues to reinforce aid and access as part of campus culture.
1:15–2:30 p.m.Aligning Efforts: Using the PSAT-Related Assessments to Reduce Remediation in Maine
This will be an overview of how Maine’s community colleges shifted to the PSAT-related assessments to reduce remediation while increasing college-going rates.AP in Connecticut: A State and District Approach to Expanding Access
Learn about a state and district partnership to achieve AP success. Milford and West Hartford, Conn., have increased AP access with dramatic results.Building a Successful Pre-AP Program
Join us to learn about the College Board’s Pre-AP Program, and hear from partner schools on their process to successful implementation.College Access Goes Mobile: Using Texting to Break Down College Prep Barriers
UCLA is reaching students in grades 8–11 who don't think college is in their future by inspiring them through text messaging to plan for college.Creating Pathways to Latino Leadership in Higher Education
This session will explore strategies institutions can implement to foster more Latino participation in senior-level higher education administration.Facilitating College Transitions for Students with Extraordinary Challenges
Grounded in educational equity, this session examines efforts to ensure college success for students facing extraordinary challenges.Institutional Support Outside Financial Aid Award
This session explores how institutions support financial aid recipients, particularly low-income students, outside of the financial aid award.Lessons Learned from Studying 800,000+ Text Messages
This session presents the results and implications of a national two-way text message project, from the struggles of college-bound seniors to the craft of advising by text.Maslow Before Bloom: Social & Emotional Learning for Student Success
Learn how districts and schools have been able to strike a balance between academic achievement and social and emotional learning through MTSS.Rethinking EM and the Role of the University Enrollment Leader
Using the College Board brief, The Future of Enrollment Leadership, as backdrop, let's discuss and share perspectives on rethinking the enrollment leader role.Roundtable: I Broke the Glass Ceiling—It's Lonely at the Top!
Sexism and workplace bias—what happens when you get to the top? How do you succeed and thrive facing unenlightened men and competitive women?Service Mindsets vs. Service Hours: Weighing Service in Selective Admissions
Session examining how selective college admission and scholarship committees define and evaluate service in high school students’ experiences.The Consequences of College Fit on Financial Circumstances in Adulthood
This session will discuss the long-term financial consequences of academic and financial college fit.The Path to Financial Aid Offer Letter Transparency
This session follows the path of three universities as they work to bring clarity and transparency to paying for college through the award letter.
3–4:15 p.m.A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Food and Housing Insecurity
This session will discuss the comprehensive framework implemented by California State University to address basic needs across 23 campuses.All Means All: Fostering a Successful Culture of AP for All
Boca Ciega High (Fl.) and Oak Park High School (Mo.) are committed to a successful AP experience. Learn about the path they forged to increase opportunities.Critical Consciousness: Bridge the Equity Gap for Underrepresented Students
Through a critical consciousness lens, educators will redesign lessons in order to increase student engagement and promote relevant critical thinking.Improving the AP Program at a Large Urban School, Philadelphia PA
Examine the plans that moved Philadelphia's Northeast HS from 10% of students earning college-eligible scores to 52%. This session is for the urban school context.Positive Impact on Black and Hispanic Students with NYC DOE's AP for ALL
This session will present the positive impact on black and Hispanic students resulting from the AP for All initiative, part of New York City DOE’s Equity and Excellence agenda.Retention Begins with the Product
Retention begins by providing distinctive academic and social experiences, attracting students who will be well served by the institution and graduate.Roundtable: The High School Profile in Admissions: We Want Your Input
This session presents an analysis of the H.S. profile in admissions and a dialogue between school counselors and college admission officials to explore enhancements of the tool.Strategies for Building Equitable Pipelines for Underrepresented Students
Explore research on pipelines for underrepresented students and discuss the responsibilities of postsecondary institutions in expanding pathways.Stress, Anxiety, and Student Health: Addressing a Growing Trend in Schools
Student stress increases yearly, yet the causes are unclear. This session explores the possible sources and details our efforts to help students.Summer Melt—What Is It and What Can Be Done to Prevent It?
Summer Melt is when high school seniors say they will attend college, yet don’t show up in the fall. Why does this occur and how can it be prevented?Supporting AP Teachers: A Guide for School Leaders
Learn how school leaders are using the new the AP resources to support AP teachers and improve student learning.The Struggle Is Real: Implementing Strategies to Address Basic Needs
This session will present how the CSU campus system is addressing student food and housing insecurity concerns and their impact on academic performance.Working Together to Pave the Way for College Success
Explore how high schools and community colleges are collaborating with four-year institutions to create a successful path for college readiness.
DAY 3 Friday, November 8, 2019
8–9:15 a.m.Activating the Power of Privilege for Good, Not Evil
Discuss ways to use the privilege you may have in your position to benefit colleagues and students in the transition to higher education.AP Capstone and Admission: Identify and Attract AP Capstone Candidates
Admission leaders: learn about the AP Capstone program and best practices to identify and attract AP Capstone Diploma candidates to your institution.Build Your College-Ready Culture with Pre-AP, AP, and the SAT Suite of Assessments
Building a college-going culture in your high school requires alignment of challenging coursework and purposeful, informative assessments.Creating District Opportunities for College Access
Explore how implementing additional support within the high school can increase student participation toward the college transition.Degree in Three: Simplified Path Between Three Institutions in Three Years
Learn how three schools partnered to design a new path to a bachelor of science in business while reducing costs and time to graduation for local high school students.Developing a Consent Process for Need-Based Aid Recipients to Release PII
This session will review the law and associated guidance for sharing student personally identifiable information, as well as the collaborative process for developing and refining the consent process.From Start to Finish: Creating Successful Outcomes for Minorities in STEM
This case study provides hope and help for those struggling with low persistence of students in STEM. Come to engage, be encouraged, and extrapolate.How AP Courses Fit Within Career and Technical Education Programs
Presenters will walk through how AP can be embedded into career and technical education (CTE) programs of study.Income Share Agreements: University of Utah, Purdue, and Lumina Foundation
Featuring multiple views, we will provide insight into institutional implementation of income share agreements to address college cost and completion.Increasing Options: Adding CLEP as an Early College Credit Opportunity
School and district leaders discuss how to incorporate CLEP as a means to expand college access and provide early college credit opportunities.Race Neutral Strategies Under Federal Nondiscrimination Law: A New Lens
This interactive session will cover legal baselines and policy guidance when considerations of race and ethnicity are present in enrollment policy.Roundtable: Models of Practice: Using Official SAT Practice in the Classroom
This session examines how teachers are using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® given their unique school and district contexts.The Power of Intentionality: A Cultural Change and One Campus Team Approach
Senior administrators from CSUF will share how the Student Success Team concept is highly adaptable to other institutions in improving 6-year and 4-year graduation rates while cutting equity gaps.Undocumented Student Development: Statewide Partnerships and High-Impact Practices
This session will map out the steps that led up to developing a statewide coalition for working on undocumented student issues on college campuses in Washington state.“How Much Is Enough?” The Impact of AP Courses on Selective Admissions
Hear a panel discussion between a high school growing their AP program and selective college deans of admission based on research titled “How Much is Enough?”.
9:30–10:45 a.m.Advanced Placement (AP) and Students with Special Needs: A Growing Reality
This presentation will outline effective instructional and differentiation strategies to better blend gifted students with special needs into the AP classroom.Bridging the Divide Between Faculty and Financial Aid Staff
Faculty and staff discuss collaborative practices that support students at risk and share data on how working together leads to student success.Communicating Cost: The New and Improved Award Letter
New America and uAspire have done the research and led the discussion on award letter best practices. Institutions listened and put the findings into place. Come join the conversation.Counseling or Coaching? Transformative or Transactional?
Do students and parents today want coaching instead of counseling, strategy instead of advice? How can we transform lives in a transactional world?Creating Free College Credit Opportunities for HS Students
This session will examine how Thomas Jefferson HS is reducing college costs for students and providing additional access to academic resources.Delivering on the Promise? College Credit in High School and Financial Aid
Does earning college credit in high school help to defray college costs? Panelists discuss basic questions college-bound students should explore.Expanding Equity and Access to AP Capstone Using Practice Field Research
AP Capstone™ schools learn about an engaging creative approach to recruit nontraditional students using creative and playful practice campus research.How Simple Adjustments to Search Practices Can Supercharge Recruitment
Learn how three colleges stopped missing the students their campuses wanted and needed by using best practices developed by the College Board.I Read "Hillbilly Elegy," Now What? Improving Results for Rural Students.
29% of rural students enroll in college compared to 47% of their nonrural peers. Fortunately, research shows what causes this gap and how to close it.Roundtable: #RealTalk with Students
Join students from the College Board's Advisory Panel on Student Opportunity as they share perspectives about issues in education.Supporting High-Achieving Marginalized Students at Two-Year Institutions
Come explore strategies for supporting high-achieving, low-income, and underrepresented students at two-year institutions, preparing them to transfer.The Early Show: Understanding Early Decision & Early Action Plans
An expert panel will address recent national trends in Early Decision (binding) and Early Action (nonbinding) admission decision plans.Writing Across Disciplines
Success in academic writing requires learning to read like a writer. Context is key. Our panel will demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach.
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.