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Oklahoma Student Preparation

College readiness is more than academic preparation. The aspirations of students and their families to achieve a college degree require guidance and support beginning at an early age, not just the senior year of high school. The Student Preparation Office of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education helps PK-12 educators and parents effectively prepare students for college readiness. Through online resources, regional workshops, on-site training and conferences, the student preparation team provides educators, parents and students with the resources necessary to ensure all Oklahoma students and their families are college ready.

Student Preparation Staff

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Oklahoma Student Preparation Team
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-3603
PO Box 108850
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850
Fax: 405.225.9230

Lisa Nelson
Director of Student Preparation

Annette Long
Coordinator for Student Preparation

Professional Development

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education support professional development that enhances student preparation.

2019-20 Student Preparation Conference
2020 Student Preparation Summer Institute

2019-20 Student Preparation Conferences
PK-12 counselors, coordinators and administrators, join us to develop your schools' ICAP on OKcollegestart, discuss College/Career Readiness and more.

Early bird registration is $160, and regular registration is $165. Registration fee includes meals and lodging. POs, personal checks or credit cards accepted.

For more information, contact Annette Long at

Location and Online Registration
Early Bird Registration Deadline
Regular Registration Deadline
Oct. 6-7
Fin and Feather Resort, Gore
Aug. 30
Sept. 6
Oct. 27-28
Lake Murray Lodge, Ardmore
Sept. 20
Sept. 27
Nov. 3-4
Long Lake Resort, Poteau
Sept. 26
Oct. 3
Nov. 6-7
Tatanka Ranch, Stroud
Sept. 29
Oct. 6
Feb. 23-24
Roman Nose State Lodge, Watonga
Jan. 16
Jan. 23
March 1-2
Chickasaw Conference Center, Sulphur
Jan. 25
Feb. 1
March 8-9
Shangri-La Resort, Afton
Feb. 1
Feb. 8

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Printable Flyer (PDF, 117k)


2020 Student Preparation Summer Institute
Please join the Student Preparation Team and others from all over the great state of Oklahoma as we collaborate with one another, share best practices and build our professional learning network at Shangri-La Resort! This event is for PK-12 administrators, counselors, coordinators and directors. 

Our Summer Institute will be at Shangri-La Resort near Afton. The Summer Institute will begin Monday, June 8, and conclude Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Registration fee includes meals and lodging. We accept POs, personal checks or credit cards. 

If you have questions, contact Annette Long,, or Lisa Nelson,

Registration deadline is April 17, 2020!

No refunds after conference registration deadline.

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