DAY 1 Wednesday, February 20, 2019
2–4 p.m.Developing and Sustaining an AP for ALL Culture
This interactive workshop will feature several successful districts and schools in Western states where AP success, access, and participation is a top priority.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.The Admission and Financial Aid Partnership: A Tale of Two Campuses
This session will delve into how two different campuses took survey data to partner their admission and financial aid offices together to better serve their prospective students.
DAY 2 Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
10–11 a.m.AP Capstone™: High School Participation, Performance, and College Admission
Learn about the AP Capstone™ Diploma Program and its fit with high schools and value during higher education.Demystifying 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.In the Vanguard of Score Reporting
The participants will share the results of a pilot program using personalized video technology to communicate next-generation PSAT 8/9 score reports.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.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.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.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.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.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.Code Switching in College Admission Counseling
Admission professionals can learn about the different codes used to survive in different environments and how to help students adapt and learn these codes.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.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.The Use of Holistic Review in Public Institutions—A UC System Case Study
Enrollment leaders describe admission and enrollment strategies institutions face in reviewing applicants holistically,
4–5 p.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 collegeDelivering 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 experiences with the Suite and their 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.Unique Recruitment Efforts
This session will highlight some of the more unique methods of outreach beyond the normal high school visit.
DAY 3 Friday, February 22, 2019
10:15–11:15 a.m.AP Fall Exam Registration Pilot
Hear from schools that piloted fall AP Exam registration and saw an increased student engagement and improved exam performance.Breaking the Wave
Take a "deep dive" and a calming detour from our hectic admissions, testing, data analysis, and student/family/institutional advocacy roles and responsibilities in order to reflect and recharge.It Takes Two to Tango
This session will address the sometimes less than transparent relationship between admission officers and financial aid advisers.Race to Submit: Supporting All Students to Complete Their FAFSA
Riverside County, California, will share their FAFSA initiative that led to an increase of 6,000 submissions and is now a statewide campaign.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.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.