DAY 1 Tuesday, February 5, 2019
DAY 2 Wednesday, February 6, 2019
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
10:15–11:15 a.m.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.Inclusion and Free Expression: Understanding Today’s College Landscape
This Access and Diversity Collaborative session will cover the complex issues around diversity, inclusion, and free speech on college campuses.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.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Building Multi-Institutional Partnerships for College Access and Readiness
Learn about strategies used by Philadelphia GEAR UP partnerships to support college readiness goals through engagement of multiple stakeholder groups.The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility
Research demonstrates that American colleges do a remarkable job of increasing economic mobility. In this session, practitioners will discuss how this happens.
2:15–3:15 p.m.Expanding International Diversity Within World-class Universities
This interactive session will highlight efforts to expand college access for talented international students from low-income or refugee backgrounds.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 What and the How of Merit and Need-based Aid
An examination of merit and need-based aid, and the intricacies of their interaction.
4–5 p.m.AP Capstone: High School Participation, Performance, and College Admission
Come learn about the AP Capstone Diploma program, its fit with high schools, and its contribution to higher education success.Effects of Early FAFSA/PROFILE on Students and Institutions
This session will highlight early findings of the impact of early FAFSA/PROFILE on college application and college choice.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.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 Thursday, February 7, 2019
7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
1–2 p.m.College Admission: Process, Procedure, and Opportunity—A Panel Discussion
Seasoned deans of admission will discuss changes in college admission.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 benefits of attending college.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.