We know this has been a challenging school year for students and likely not how they imagined beginning fall 2020. College Board is still committed to supporting students on their college planning journey in these virtual times. That’s why we’re launching a new initiative called Real Talk this fall! Real Talk is a virtual college exploration series designed to connect Black students with admissions representatives from colleges and universities across the country.

Our inaugural event, “Real Talk: HBCU Edition,” will take place on

Thursday, October 8, at 7 p.m.

This will be the first event in a three-part series featuring HBCUs, Ivy League schools, and Maryland-area institutions. All grades and academic achievement levels are welcome. Although this event will cater to students, we also encourage parents, educators, and community members to participate.

Admissions representatives from eight HBCUs across the country will share pertinent information about the admissions process and campus life. They’ll answer questions in real time during the Q&A portion of the event. This will be a great way for you and your students to engage with university representatives directly!

We look forward to connecting with you soon for real talk. RSVP today and spread the word!

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 7 p.m. ET

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The following HBCUs will be represented:

•Hampton University•Howard University•Morehouse College•North Carolina A&T State University•Spelman College•Tennessee State University•Tuskegee University•Xavier University of Louisiana
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