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Why did you decide to cancel the conference?

In light of growing concern about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recent developments in Chicago, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the College Board A Dream Deferred/HBCU conference scheduled for March 11–13. We made this decision with the health and safety of our members, students, attendees, and staff as our top priority.

Is the HBCU College Fair canceled?

Yes, the HBCU College Fair is also canceled.

How do I cancel my registration?

The College Board is automatically canceling all registrations.

What is the refund policy for registration fees?

We will be refunding all registrations fees via the initial form of payment. You should receive your refund by April 1. If you have not received your refund by then, please contact [email protected]

How do I cancel my hotel?

If you booked in the block at Hilton Chicago or Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop, your reservation will be automatically canceled. If you booked outside of the Dream Deferred/HBCU conference block, you will be responsible for canceling your reservation and be subject to the hotel’s refund policies.

How do I cancel my flight?

Please reach out to your airline directly to receive a refund for any travel or out-of-pocket expenses. Please visit your airline’s website for flight cancellation policies.

What is the refund policy for any travel expenses I have incurred like airfare?

The College Board is not responsible for any travel related or out-of-pocket expenses.

Will you reschedule the 2020 Dream Deferred/HBCU conference?

We don’t have plans to reschedule the 2020 A Dream Deferred or HBCU Conference in Chicago. The goals of A Dream Deferred/HBCU conference are central to the mission of the College Board and our work to support students from all backgrounds. We are exploring future opportunities to share the content from scheduled sessions via alternative formats. We will ensure that we feature such content at future College Board convenings and at key sessions at our annual Forum scheduled for the end of October in Las Vegas, Nev. Check back on our website in the upcoming weeks for updates and other opportunities to engage with the College Board.

Are there any other planned College Board event or conference cancellations?

As we monitor the spread of the coronavirus and receive further guidance from public health organizations, we will provide timely updates should new developments affect any of our other upcoming conferences. Our focus is on the health and safety of our members, students, attendees, and staff.

Can I transfer my registration to another CB event?

Unfortunately, our registration system doesn’t allow for transfer of registrations between events. To attend another College Board event, you must register for that event separately.

I have additional questions for the College Board regarding Dream Deferred/HBCU, how do I get in touch?

If you have any further questions, please feel free to send us an email at [email protected]