CollegeEd is the College Board's flexible standards-based college planning and career exploration program for middle and high school students. The program includes classroom, online and take-home resources for students, educators and families. More than 750,000 students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have participated in CollegeEd.
The recently revised program includes expanded coverage of self and career exploration content in conjunction with extensive online resources. It provides the information, inspiration and guidance that help students develop their capacity to succeed in college and in life. It's based on rigorous and relevant standards, including the College Board Standards for College Success™, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework and the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors.
CollegeEd students engage with a variety of college planning and career exploration topics organized around three consistent themes: "Who Am I?" "Where Am I Going?" and "How Do I Get There?" Students explore these themes through engaging lessons and activities in student workbooks and on CollegeEd Online. CollegeEd lessons are written by experienced counselors and AP teachers and designed to help develop key college and career readiness skills.
Collaboration with Roadtrip Nation
The College Board and Roadtrip Nation work together to provide students with an innovative approach to self-discovery and career exploration. Roadtrip Nation developed three instructional lessons for Unit 1 of CollegeEd: Shed The Noise, Listen to Yourself and Self-Construction. Through CollegeEd Online, CollegeEd students also have access to Roadtrip Nation's vast video Interview Archive and additional resources for the duration of the program. Learn more about Roadtrip Nation.
CollegeEd supplies an Implementation Guide designed to walk districts, schools and educators through the steps necessary to ensure a successful implementation of the program. Available as a downloadable PDF, the guide leads districts through the process of choosing a delivery model, creating a network to support the program and monitoring the implementation. The guide includes tools to assist districts and principals with each step of implementation. Resources, including sample syllabi, are also available to support educators in the classroom.
The Implementation Guide for districts and principals, containing the resources and tools most useful to them, can be downloaded from the right hand column of this page. The Implementation Guide for teachers, along with a library of tools and resources, is available on the Implementation tab in the educator section of this website.
About the College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,200 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities and concerns.
The CollegeEd program supports grades 7–12 and consists of three levels, each with its own student workbook and accompanying educator guide.
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CollegeEd in Action
School and districts nationwide use the rigorous, flexible, standards-based CollegeEd program to help develop and maintain a culture of high expectations.
Learn who's using CollegeEd and why.
Get Families Involved
The CollegeEd classroom set includes a take-home resource – Help Your Child Make College a Reality: A Family Guide to College Planning – to help students and parents take ownership of the college planning process. You can also order this publication separately.