Below is a message to college counsellors received from Collegeboard on February 9th, 2017:
The College Board is taking action to help students affected by the recent U.S. executive order on immigration that temporarily prevents citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the U.S.
We are taking the following actions:
- Connecting students to non-U.S. universities through College Board’s Student Search Service® in case they are worried about their ability to attend a U.S. university. We’re allowing participating international universities (and U.S.-based institutions with international campuses) that may be able to accommodate affected students to connect directly with those students through Student Search Service. Students choose to participate in Student Search Service when registering for the SAT®, a PSAT-related assessment, or an AP® Exam. We are notifying students who do not already take part that it’s not too late to opt in. We ask that you share this information with your students. They’ll also receive an email from us.
- Allowing affected students to send free score reports to universities outside the U.S. Affected students can send official SAT score reports to any non-U.S. universities or international branch campuses of U.S.-based institutions free of charge. To do so, they can contact College Board Customer Service at +1 212-713-7789 or TTY: 609-882-4118. Students must have the following information ready: Current name and address & date of birth; Email address and phone number; Test date and registration number (found on their SAT score report or registration confirmation email); Name and address at the time of testing; College and scholarship program codes for each score send. Look up international codes
Additionally, we encourage affected students to check this regularly updated list of universities (from the International Association for College Admission Counselling) that are still accepting applications. List of universities still accepting applicants
These policies will remain in place as long as the executive order is in effect and may be modified based on judicial review of the executive order. We ask that you share this information with students in your care who might be supported by these actions. Our mission calls us to do what we can to ensure that all students, everywhere, take the opportunities they have earned.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Affected students include those who have taken the SAT, a PSAT-related assessment, or an AP Exam and have self-reported a home address or attending institution/high school in one of the seven countries listed in the executive order.