Governor Jack Markell has announced a partnership today with the College Board to ensure high school students statewide are best equipped for the college application process.
Beginning this month, the College Board is sending resources to students who have demonstrated the potential to succeed in college, but who may be at risk of either discounting the best schools for which they may qualify or not applying to college at all.
“We know the increasing importance of education and training beyond high school to succeed in today's economy,” said Markell. “Our education system must prepare students with the skills most valued by colleges and employers, while also ensuring they have access to education opportunities after high school graduation. Too many students are turned off to a college because they don’t know about all of the available financial assistance or they underestimate their qualifications. Our partnership with the College Board is a significant step toward solving these challenges.”'
Students will receive college application fee waivers, detailed information about affording college and a letter from all of the Ivy League institutions, Stanford and MIT encouraging them to apply to top schools.
“The College Board is delighted to partner with Delaware on this critical effort to expand access to opportunity for students,” said David Coleman, president of College Board. “The Delaware partnership is at the forefront of the College Board’s efforts to ensure that students across the country pursue the opportunities they have earned.”