Text Messaging College News Courtesy of the College Board
Text messaging campaigns to provide students with
personalized college and financial aid information have been used in school
districts and communities across the country and have consistently led to improved college enrollment rates.
We are confident our students will benefit from these reminders as well.
With the PSAT/NMSQT administration just around the corner
October 15, here’s what we will do and will ask you to do in order to offer
your students the chance to participate:
Before test day
counselors will receive a package with instructions and yellow sign-up forms that will
explain the purpose of the text messaging campaign and ask students if they
would like to provide their cell phone number and consent to receive text
messages from the College Board (www.collegeboard.com).
forms and the accompanying instructions for administration in advance of test
day will be reviewed and also reviewed with the proctor(s) and assistant(s).
materials will be with our school’s PSAT/NMSQT materials.
On test day
make sure you follow the instructions provided by the counselor on the
you to be on the text alert messages, you must return the completed
sign-up forms in the envelope provided using the same box in which you will
return your school’s PSAT/NMSQT materials.
We are pleased to share with you that we are now actively
recruiting for UBS NextGen
Leaders, a free, comprehensive college success program for
African-American and Hispanic/Latino males in the 12th grade.This initiative is a new partnership
between UBS and SEO Scholars.
deadline is Sunday, October 26, 2014 and all eligible students are encouraged to
apply. The application is easy to complete and should take no longer than
Benefits to students include:
·College and financial aid application workshop
·Free laptop for college
·Paid international travel experience
·One-on-one support from an advisor throughout college
·Semi-annual leadership events with inspirational speakers and
·Internship and career preparation
·Community of motivated students
·Mentoring by business professionals and networking opportunities
·African American or Hispanic/Latino males in the 12th grade
·Public high school students from New York City, Newark, NJ, Weehawken,
NJ, or Stamford, CT
·Minimum GPA of 80 or 2.7
·Have taken/scheduled to take the SAT or ACT in 2014 and plan to apply to
a four-year college
·We would like to set up a phone conversation or in-person presentation
with schools by October 17, in consideration of the application deadline.
·Recruitment brochures will be sent to all DOE high schools next week.
We hope you are able to forward this information to your
networks. Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward
to seeing applications from your students!