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The National Assemblies

Member institutions appoint one delegate to each of our three national assemblies:

  • Academic Assembly
  • CSS/Financial Assistance Assembly
  • Counseling and Admission Assembly

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 CSS/Financial Assistance Assembly and the Counseling and Admission Assembly are held at College Board regional and national conferences.

Each of the three national assemblies is led by a governing council of representatives from member institutions. These assembly councils manage the affairs of the assemblies and advise the Board of Trustees and the president of the College Board on matters of concern to the assemblies.

Academic Assembly

The Academic Assembly considers issues, research, policies, programs, and standards related to providing universal access to high standards of teaching and learning. 

See the Academic Assembly Council Roster.

CSS/Financial Assistance Assembly

The CSS/Financial Assistance Assembly considers issues, research, policies, programs, and standards related to providing financial guidance and assistance to students, including all economic aspects of postsecondary attendance, affordability, and access.

See the CSS/Financial Assistance Assembly Council Roster.

Counseling and Admission Assembly

The Counseling and Admission Assembly considers issues, research, policies, programs, and standards related to providing opportunities for all students at critical educational transition points in their lives.

See the Counseling and Admission Assembly Council Roster.

Those serving on national assemblies may also take part in regional assemblies, which provide cross-professional guidance on the regional level.