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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 retreats, 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
Phone: 405.225.9156
Fax: 405.225.9230

Matt Higdon
Director of Student Preparation
mhigdon@osrhe.edu
405.225.9156

Lisa Nelson
Assistant Director of Student Preparation
lnelson@osrhe.edu
580.614.1328

Theresa Battles
Staff Assistant II
tbattles@osrhe.edu
405.225.9462


Professional Development

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

Student Preparation Counselors Conferences
Student Preparation Indian Education Conferences
2018 Counselor/Indian Ed Summer Institute


Student Preparation Counselors Conferences
PK-12th grade counselors gather at various locations statewide October through February to share best practices and meet other counselors from throughout the state. 

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Student Preparation Indian Education Conferences
Indian Education Conferences are a relaxing time for Indian education coordinators, tribal education directors and others involved with K-12 Indian education to come together and share best practices and ideas. Be ready to make friends and participate in a growing professional learning network of Oklahoma Indian Educators.

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2018 Counselor/Indian Ed Summer Institute
Join PK-12 school counselors and Indian education coordinators from all over the great state of Oklahoma, collaborating with one another, sharing best practices and building your professional learning network at Quartz Mountain Resort! 

Our Summer Institute will be at Quartz Mountain Lodge near Lone Wolf beginning Wednesday, June 27, and concluding Friday, June 29. Registration deadline is April 30. 

Registration fee is $300 for the three-day conference, which includes meals and lodging. We accept POs or personal checks. 

If you have questions, contact Lisa Nelson, lnelson@osrhe.edu, 405.225.9257.

Online Registration (opens in new window)  

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