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Registration is now open.

You can attend both the A Dream Deferred and the HBCU conference for one price. You don’t need to register separately for each conference.

A Dream Deferred & HBCU
Deadline (on or before) Early
(Jan. 12)
(Mar. 2)
(Mar. 20)
One Day Rate*
Member $375 $450 $525 $195
Nonmember $410 $485 $560 $230
Presenter/Committee $300 $300 $375 $160
Student $150 $150 $150 $75
Group Discount
(Attendees must register together)
$25 off each registration fee for 3 or more registrants from the same institution $25 off each registration fee for 3 or more registrants from the same institution $25 off each registration fee for 3 or more registrants from the same institution N/A

*One-day rates may not be combined. Attendees must pay the full conference rate if attending for more than one day. 

Registration Categories 

Category Description
Member Attendees from member institutions. See if your organization is a member.
Nonmember Attendees from nonmember institutions.
Presenter/Committee Session presenters and moderators from member and nonmember institutions, and committee members.
Student Discounted rate for full-time graduate students. On-site registration with valid student ID only.
Group Pricing A group of three or more attendees all from the same institution.

To Register

Register for A Dream Deferred Conference

Register for HBCU Conference

*Note: A new online registration process has been implemented. To register for either the A Dream Deferred or HBCU, you’ll be prompted to sign in using your College Board Professional account (not the username and password that you may have used for past events). If you do not yet have an account, you may create one during the registration process. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in Houston.

Registration FAQ


No, the College Board now uses an online registration system. If documentation is required in order to obtain approval to register or secure a purchase order, we encourage attendees to complete their registration online, select Purchase Order as the form of payment, and print the event confirmation email which will include the cost of the event.

Yes. After you register online, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration. There is a link to your invoice/receipt in this email. Save this confirmation email to make modifications to your registration.

No. Travel and hotel reservations are not included in the registration fee. For hotel information go to the conference Venue page.

Yes, please check the Program page to see which meals are provided during your time at the conference.

No. Registrations cannot be shared. One-day registrations are available for participants only able to attend one day of the conference.

No, one-day rates may not be combined. Attendees must pay the full conference rate if attending more than one day.

Attendees are encouraged to register for themselves to ensure they receive key event communications, schedule updates, and receive the correct registration rate, but you may use your College Board account to register on behalf of someone else at your institution. As part of the registration process, an administrator can indicate that they are registering on behalf of another individual and both will receive email confirmations of registration.

Payment is accepted by credit card, check, or purchase order. You will be prompted to select a form of payment as you complete the online registration process.

To pay with a purchase order, start your registration, click PO as form of payment, and click Finish to complete your registration. This will generate an invoice in your confirmation email, which you can  provide to your institution to secure your PO. When sending a check or purchase order, print a copy of your confirmation email or invoice and include it with the payment. Always include the last name of the registrant and the name of the conference.

Send payments to:

The College Board—A Dream Deferred & HBCU 2018
411 Lafayette Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10003
Fax: 212-460-5460

Phone: 800-787-7477
[email protected]


There is a $75 nonrefundable cancellation fee if a cancellation is submitted by March 2, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST.  No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellations after this date. To cancel your registration, click on the link to access your registration in your confirmation email, enter your confirmation number, and click Unregister. Refunds will be processed in the form of payment used for registration.

Substitutions are accepted. You and the new registrant must work at the same institution to process the substitution. To request a substitution, email [email protected] with your information and the information of the new registrant.

Yes. Full-time students planning to attend the conference must register on-site at the event with valid student ID to get the student registration rate.

Email [email protected] with additional questions about registration.

Important Note: The College Board frequently videotapes and records its events and meetings. By attending this event you consent to being recorded and/or photographed, and authorize the College Board and/or its agents or licensees to use any recording and/or photographs, as well as any statements that you make (“Footage”), in any medium (including, without limitation, audio, video, print, broadcast, etc.) throughout the world at the College Board’s sole and exclusive discretion. The College Board may also edit, distribute, exhibit, publicize, advertise, and otherwise exploit the Footage in all media and formats, now known or hereafter developed, for commercial and noncommercial use.