DAY 1 Wednesday, February 20, 2019
DAY 2 Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
10–11 a.m.Counselors and College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Join us for an interactive workshop that will help you guide students through the college planning process and aid them in seeking opportunities to earn money for collegeDemystifying the Financial Aid Verification Process
What is financial aid verification and how does it impact students? Learn how to help families navigate verification with greater transparency.Small Town Practice- Big Time Success
Hear about the unique challenges rural students face in accessing higher education and hear about new strategies and tactics aimed at preparing rural students for college success.Transfer and Degree Attainment: College Pathways for Latino Students
We will present research that analyzes Latino students’ college pathways and discuss strategies to assist them in transfer and degree attainment.
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.How Are Students from Low- and Middle-Income Families Paying for College?
This session will highlight findings from the 2015-16 NPSAS on how students from low- and middle-income families are paying for college.New Insights on the Environmental Context Dashboard and AP in Admission
At this session results and best practices gleaned from over 75 institutions on their use of AP in admission will be delivered.The AP Program: Changes, Developments, and Updates
In this session, AP Program leaders will provide detailed information on course and exam changes, operational enhancements and program changes.What’s Now, What’s New, What’s Coming: The SAT Suite, 2019-2021
This session will explore the latest innovations and changes to the SAT Suite of Assessments.
2:30–3:30 p.m.Building a Successful Pre-AP Program
This session will explore the driving forces behind the development of the College Board’s new Pre-AP Program.Legal and Ethical Issues in College Admission for School Counselors
This session will examine legal and ethical issues in the admission process and explore some common situations school and college counselors face.Preparing Foster Youth for Higher Education and Beyond
The Los Angeles Unified School District has implemented a Pathways to College program to improve postsecondary education attainment rates among foster youth.
4–5 p.m.Delivering on the Promise: College Credit in High School Programs
Hear from members of a College Board group that examined CCHS (college credit in high school) programs.SAT Digital Session
Learn more about digital testing for the SAT Suite of Assessments. Talk to a panel about their experience and future plans.The Affordability Equation: Trends in College Prices, Aid, Debt, and Payoff
This session will provide up-to-date information on the price of college, financial aid, student debt, and the payoff of attending college.There’s a Place for Everyone: One Size Does Not Fit All
Join higher education admission and student affairs leaders to explore options and opportunities for all students.
DAY 3 Friday, February 22, 2019
10:15–11:45 a.m.Eye on Washington: Looking Ahead at Federal Higher Education Policy
What's in store for higher education policy? Hear an update from our policy team.Prepare for 2019-20: Launching AP’s New Annual Process
Learn how your school can prepare for the new AP resources and supports launching in 2019-20.Rebooting BigFuture to Better Serve Our Students
Help redesign BigFuture, the largest online access point for college search and college planning.The Common Application: Expanding Access for an Evolving Student Population
Our mission hasn’t changed, but higher education and the students who pursue it have. Come learn about how we are leading this change.