What is the College Board trying to accomplish with the programs?

College Board stands committed to helping students celebrate their hard work in high school and be seen by colleges that want to recruit them. These programs serve as a signal to colleges and universities looking to recruit underrepresented students that are at times overlooked in the process. Sharing their outstanding academic achievements in high school is a chance for students to be recognized by their community, family, and school, and the National Recognition Programs present an easy way for them to do just that.   

Additionally, National Recognition Programs are a resource for colleges and universities committed to identifying diverse, talented students. The programs present a way for institutions to identify high-performing, underrepresented high school students to recruit to their institutions.