Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council is a group of around 90 students from the U.S. and abroad who help the College Board increase access to higher education for students of all backgrounds.

The council was established by College Board and, a non-profit organization that helps students organize and participate in campaigns that make real-world impacts on causes they care about.

Youth Advisory Council


Who is qualified to be on it?

  • Students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, or their first year of college.
  • Students who care about making college more accessible to everyone.
  • Students able to commit 30–45 minutes every 2 weeks from September to June.

What do advisers do?

  • Complete 15–30 minute online surveys every other week.
  • Participate in two 1-hour Google Hangout discussions during a 6-month period.
  • Highly involved members may also be invited to additional opportunities, such as participating in news interviews, serving as a student ambassador at College Board conferences, and being featured on College Board social media.

How can I apply to be an adviser?

The recruitment for the 2020-2021 school year has ended. Visit this page in August 2021 to apply for the 2021–2022 school year.