ELA is designed for experienced admissions and financial aid professionals who are committed to advancing the field of enrollment management.
There is no cost to participate in ELA and College Board will pay for National Forum fees; however, all other travel expenses are the responsibility of members or their sponsoring institutions.
ELA Member Responsibilities
Members are required to attend virtual and in-person meetings throughout the year facilitated by experienced education professionals. Topics covered include:
- Leadership and management
- Management skills and best practices
- Career development
- Diversity and inclusion
Strategic Enrollment Management
- Strategic enrollment planning
- Data-driven practices
- Financial aid
- Retention and completion
- College Board mission
- Membership and governance
- Assessment and enrollment products
ELA members also complete a small-group capstone activity.
How ELA Nominations Work
ELA members must first be nominated by a supervisor or colleague, and then selected to participate by the College Board. This selective program maximizes learning and networking among members across the entire cohort. Ideal nominees will have:
- 5–10 years of experience in financial aid or undergraduate admissions
- A demonstrated commitment to the field of enrollment management
- Significant potential for advancement
The nomination window for the year’s ELA cohort typically opens in the spring, and nominations are solicited via our nomination form. All nominations will be reviewed as a group.