Member institutions appoint one delegate to each of our three national assemblies:
- College Scholarship Service
- Guidance and Admission
Each national assembly provides the College Board with guidance on the issues and College Board activities related to their areas of professional interest. At the national Forum, they vote on policy and governance issues. In addition, each national assembly elects a member to serve on the Board of Trustees along with the chair of the assembly.
Meetings of the Academic Assembly, the College Scholarship Service Assembly, and the Guidance and Admission Assembly are held at College Board regional and national conferences.
The Academic Assembly considers issues and actions related to providing universal access to high standards of learning. The assembly works to expand access to educational excellence for all students through the articulation and elaboration of academic standards and standards for the delivery of curriculum and instruction. Among other topics, the assembly addresses issues related to curriculum, assessment, the governance structure of schools and sustained professional development. See the Academic Assembly Council Roster (.pdf/125K). Requires Adobe Reader (latest version recommended).
College Scholarship Service Assembly
The College Scholarship Service Assembly provides the College Board with guidance on policies, practices and standards concerning the economic aspects of college attendance. In its deliberations, the CSS Assembly seeks to help students and families prepare to meet the costs of postsecondary education. The Assembly also endeavors to support institutions, agencies, and organizations in the equitable and efficient administration of student financial aid programs. See the College Scholarship Service Assembly Council Roster (.pdf/127K).
Guidance and Admission Assembly
The Guidance and Admission Assembly considers issues and actions related to providing educational opportunities for all students at crucial transition points in their lives. The Assembly identifies and responds to the needs of its members as they work to encourage students and families to keep their academic options open and to provide greater opportunities for student success whenever or however they enter higher education. See the Guidance Admission Assembly Council Roster (.pdf/126K).
Those serving on national assemblies may also take part in regional assemblies, which provide cross-professional guidance on the regional level.
The College Board has six regions:
- New England
- Middle States
Each region has an assembly composed of delegates appointed by all of the members of the College Board located in that geographical area. The states and territories in each region can be found in Our Regions and Offices. These regional assemblies provide forums for the members in each region.
During assembly meetings, regional delegates vote on College Board governance issues. They exchange ideas and review and inform College Board programs and services. Delegates also consider recommendations and resolutions to be sent to the Board of Trustees, the Officers of the College Board, and those presented to the members at the Annual Meeting. Delegates also can serve on the councils that govern the three assemblies.