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Reshape American education and make the American Dream a reality for all
young people across the country. We're determined to make college access and
success a reality for all students, including those from low-income backgrounds.

Expanding options for low-income students

The CollegeKeys Compactâ„¢ is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies and nonprofit organizations to make college success a reality for all students, including those from low-income backgrounds. With a network of 600 members, the Compact focuses on finding model solutions that help low-income students get ready for, get into and get through college. Through the Compact, the College Board and its CKC partners affirm their belief that all students have a right to an affordable, accessible, and successful college experience.

Join the Compact

Join a national network of 600 institutions committed to helping students from low-income backgrounds attain college readiness and completion at the same rate as their more affluent peers.

Innovation Awards

Submit your program for getting low-income students ready for, into and through college to the 2013 Innovation Awards by Sept. 28, 2012.

Effective Practices

Learn more about exemplary programs from our CollegeKeys Compact members committed to helping students from low-income grounds attain college success.

Success Stories & Student Voices

Success Stories

Read the success stories of inspiring leaders in education who were first in their families to attend college.
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Student Voices

Meet highly motivated students who have benefited from the innovative program of CollegeKeys Compact members.
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Latest

Read the first two briefs in the new CollegeKeys Compact policy brief series to examine evidence-based research on college-preparatory programs and postsecondary academic undermatch for low-income students.

Download the CollegeKeys Compact Advocacy in Action toolkit to advocate for change across the educational continuum. This user-friendly resource will help facilitate meaningful dialogues and policy discussions on increasing college access and success for all students.
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Download the 2013 Catalog of Effective Practices, a compendium of best practices for getting low-income students ready for, into and through college.
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Reports

The 2013 Catalog of Effective Practices
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The 2012 Catalog of Effective Practices
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The 2011 Catalog of Effective Practices
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The 2010 Catalog of Effective Practices
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The CollegeKeys Compact: An Open Letter to the Leaders of American Education
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A Review of Barriers, Research and Strategies
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Getting Into College: A Cross-Cohort Examination of College Preparations by Lower-Income Students
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Getting Into College: Postsecondary Academic Undermatch
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Contact Us

The College Board
1233 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 741-4702
FAX: (202) 741-4743
Email: collegekeys@collegeboard.org